Marshall Melhorn has become the leading law firm in the region for Education Law.

Our clients are diverse and wide-ranging: members of our Group represent large urban, suburban, and rural school districts, educational service centers, private, religious and non-public schools, career and technical centers, and private and public universities in all aspects of their operations. We provide cost-effective and practical advice and representation tailored to the needs of each of our Education clients. Members of our group work very closely with our clients, on a day-to-day basis, often onsite. Members of our Group regularly serve as general counsel to our Education clients. We often become members of our clients’ leadership team and offer “preventative lawyering” – providing advice that will not only answer specific legal questions, but will assist our clients in making sound decisions that will avoid the need for legal intervention later. 

Our Education Law Group lawyers take the time to learn and appreciate the nuances of our Education clients’ priorities, policies, procedures, and agreements. We use our deep experience and knowledge of Education Law, coupled with individualized attention to each client, to provide the best possible legal service in the ever-changing world of Education. 

Members of the Education Law group provide counsel, consulting services, quasi-in-house legal services, compliance assistance, and training as well as representation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.  We represent our Education clients in every aspect of Education Law, and we do so with commitment and passion.


A highlight of our experience includes:

  • Administrative proceedings (OCRC, EEOC, OSHA, SERB, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Education) 
  • Board of Revision matters
  • Collective bargaining
  • Commercial contract negotiation and litigation
  • Compliance advice regarding local, state, and federal laws
  • Compliance training
  • Construction and procurement
  • Foundations and planned giving
  • General Counsel
  • Grievance and arbitration proceedings
  • Intellectual property and technology issues
  • Insurance coverage advice
  • Litigation defense
  • Personnel, labor and employment matters
  • Policy drafting and review
  • Public records and sunshine law
  • Real Estate
  • Special education advice and proceedings
  • Student rights and discipline
  • Property tax revaluations
  • Workers compensation