School Law

In representing school districts, we provide the knowledge necessary to effectuate the plans and policies school administration and school boards alike seek to implement. We have extensive experience in managing staff-administration interaction, student disciplinary hearings, finance and bond issues, construction contracts and new school development, district and school boundary disputes, and in ensuring compliance with the ever changing state and federal requirements imposed on school districts.

In particular, our firm has been on the leading edge of the No Child Left Behind Act, helping districts understand and implement its programs where necessary, and bringing one of the first appeals to the Illinois State Board of Education. In so doing, Mickey Wilson helped to create and define the very appeals process on which so many districts are now relying.

Attorneys from the firm are current or past presidents of statewide associations of school attorneys, and participate in drafting and revising the guidance documents upon which other school attorneys rely. In Illinois, with the status of state education and administrative agencies in a near constant flux, the importance to school boards of retaining talented school attorneys cannot be understated; Mickey Wilson recognizes this need, and serves it with experience combined with up to the minute tracking of newly developing trends.

We serve as General Counsel for East Aurora School District #131, Yorkville Community School District No. 115, Sandwich Community School District No. 430, Salt Creek Elementary School District No. 48 and Indian Valley Vocational  Center. In addition, we serve as Special Counsel for Riverview Community Consolidated School District No. 2, Batavia School District No. 101, and Lockport Township School District. Our Attorneys provide responsiveness, local awareness, statewide prominence, knowledge and efficiency to ensure that the needs of each school district we serve are identified and met.