There are very few law firms that have developed any expertise in the field of education law, with its many specialized rules and exceptions to those rules. A client with an education law problem needs to retain an attorney who has developed this unique expertise or run the risk of a very expensive and unsatisfactory legal experience.
Mr. McCoy leads the firm’s education law team. Beginning with his elected service on a local school board from 1977 to 1985, Mr. McCoy has continued to work alongside educators and community leaders, and with school districts in this complicated field. The firm has passed that experience on to others in the firm who now also provide that specialized expertise, and the firm is unique in the State of California in its representation of both school districts and school administrators.
Each contract in the field of education is unique, and the law is changing constantly so that what worked ten years ago, may no longer be serviceable today. Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Fanucci offers its clients the experience to navigate through these changes, and customizes a contractual approach which best fits the needs of the individual client, whether the client is a school administrator or a school district.
The firm also provides assistance on employment termination and discipline issues, which frequently present unique issues in the education law arena. The firm’s expertise extends to issues of credentialing and retirement issues, as well as general counseling.