Morton & Gettys attorneys help school districts, administrators, and boards of trustees navigate many of the issues and challenges unique to public and private education. We offer comprehensive outside general counsel in areas, including but not limited to, civil litigation, real estate transactions, employment matters, student matters, discipline procedures and hearings, policy development, board governance, and day-to-day issues arising in and out of the classroom. Our attorneys provide insight on employment policies and procedures for teachers, faculty, and staff, including matters regarding certification, training, hiring, and termination. We routinely offer advice regarding issues relating to student record access, search and seizure of students and their personal belongings, freedom of speech issues, and employment contracts. Our attorneys also present continuing education to education associations, school districts, administrators, and teachers about school-related law.

Our diverse practice areas make us uniquely qualified to provide collaborative representation to school districts.

Joshua B. Vann


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Elizabeth Smith Owen


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Melissa Cassell


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Daniel J. Ballou

Senior Counsel

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