4 Essex Avenue, P.O. Box 259

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

CALL: 908-658-3800

FAX: 908-658-4659

School Law

The Purcell, Mulcahy & Flanagan School Law team has extensive experience in all matters relating to local boards of education. We provide skilled representation on any issue faced by school districts. Our attorneys conduct investigations and provide advice on the many sensitive matters that arise in the school setting.

Our experience in school law includes specialization in the following areas:

  • Special education matters (Due Process Petitions, IEP disputes, placement decisions)
  • Discrimination (age, sex, race, disability, national origin, sexual orientation in the context of filed allegations internally and litigation)
  • Constitutional (free speech, religion, privacy)
  • Investigations
  • Negligence and Title 59
  • Tenure and seniority
  • “Whistleblower”
  • Family leave
  • Reduction-in-force
  • Residency issues
  • Student discipline
  • Teacher discipline
  • PERC matters

The following attorneys are members of our School Law team:

  • Elizabeth C. Flanagan
  • Rita F. Barone
  • Michelle M. Schott
  • Kerri A. McDowell
  • Michelle M. O’Brien