Since 1982, Artiano Shinoff has prided itself as being one of the state’s leading education-focused law firms, representing more than 56 districts throughout California. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of education law, providing general and litigation counsel to school and community college districts that require expert, aggressive legal representation at all levels. In addition to their expert legal backgrounds, many of the firm’s education law team attorneys previously served as school board members, as well as teachers in the classroom, making them even more sensitive to and uniquely qualified in the education law arena.
As general counsel, attorneys keep clients up to date on the latest laws affecting districts and the clients they serve, and provide expert counsel and strategic planning advice on how to deal with potential issues before they become real problems. Special education, student rights and discipline, certificated and classified employment issues, discrimination and sexual harassment, school financing and bonds, collective bargaining, charter schools, Every Student Succeeds Act, facilities, the Brown Act, the California Public Records Act, government tort claims and liability – are all areas in which attorneys provide counsel and litigation support to protect the interests of our clients.
Attorneys are frequent speakers at local and national education conferences and seminars on advisory, special education and litigation topics. We develop and conduct workshops on legal issues of importance to our clients in an effort to keep them current on important changes in the laws that affect them. The firm’s attorneys are also active members and participants in many school related professional organizations including the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California School Boards Association (CSBA), the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), the California Council of School Attorneys for which one of our attorneys was a founding member, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH).