Our expertise in charter school law and special education law is unsurpassed. Attorneys routinely look to us for advice on complex charter school and special education issues. We have advised and represented the nation's top charter school management companies; numerous charter schools, including Charles R. Drew, Atlanta's first and most successful charter school; school districts; and the State Department of Education.
Our charter school legal work includes virtually all areas of development and operation:
Our attorneys have advised and represented major school districts in Individuals Wtih Disabilities Education Act litigation. Alexa Ross served as lead counsel in Mandy S. v. Fulton County School District, 205 F.Supp.2d 1358 (2000), aff'd, 273 F.3d 1114 (11th Cir. 2001).
We advised the State Attorney General in the Charter Schools Commission litigation.
We represented the management company that established one of the first alternative authorizer charter schools in Georgia.
We advised Atlanta's first charter school on setting up its special education programs and providing related services to students with disabilities.
A metro-Atlanta area board of education hired us to review its records regarding a three-year Individuals with Disabilities Act dispute. We found close to seven figures in unexplained costs.
We have mediated dozens of special education disputes on behalf of school districts.
Alexa Ross is among the most knowledgeable and experienced charter school attorneys in Georgia. When I served as Attorney General, Alexa was on my A-list of attorneys in private practice to whom I could reach out for expertise regarding charter schools.
Former state Attorney General
To address a recent complex matter education-related matter, we turned to Alexa Ross and the Robbins Firm for legal counsel and representation. We found them to be, first and foremost, careful and attentive listeners. Their deep knowledge of the intricacies of the law as it pertained to our case was not only nuanced but, indeed, an integral part of what, combined with Alexa’s most impressive negotiation skills, tenacity and attention to detail, brought our case to a successful conclusion. Above all, their personal integrity, balanced approach and genuine compassion went a long way toward easing an otherwise, unbearable ordeal. We appreciate their professionalism and expertise.
The Robbins Firm attorneys are brilliant, dedicated, focused, consistent, and passionate. They deeply care about clients and relentlessly pursue the best possible result. The Robbins Firm represented me during a seemingly insurmountable situation, and they provided wise counsel and fought when we could not. There are no better negotiators. The other side learned quickly that they do not bluff. We will forever be grateful for what they did for us.
F.N. and C.N., Parent of student and student