Partner, Chicago Office and Rockford Office

ph: 312.332.7760
ph: 815.390.7090
fax:312.332.7768
croselli@robbins-schwartz.com

Caroline A. Roselli

Caroline Roselli practices in the areas of special education law and student rights. She counsels school districts and colleges concerning student discipline, student records, policy development, students’ rights and other student-related matters. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Illinois State Board of Education and Office of Civil Rights and she regularly represents public school districts at IEP meetings, due process hearings, mediations, student expulsion and suspension hearings and residency hearings. Caroline has successfully defended school district decisions and prevailed at due process hearings on issues regarding eligibility, requests for residential placements and denial of FAPE claims.

Caroline has presented at annual conferences for both the Illinois Association for School Boards and for the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education. She is a co-author of the “Special Education” chapter of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s School Law treatise. Caroline also regularly conducts workshops and in-service programs on a variety of special education related topics, including IEP compliance, response to intervention and child find, evaluation procedures, eligibility determinations, autism litigation and discipline of special education students.

Awards

  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer, School Law (2017-2018)
  • Illinois “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers Magazine, Schools and Education Law (2012-2017)

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Due Process: To Go or Not to Go? Special Education Update, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, 33rd Annual Seminar on School Law (November 2019)
  • Seclusion, Restraint, and Time Out 2020, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Region 1 Roundtable (November 2019)
  • Risk Assessment, Threat Assessments and the Impact on Students with Disabilities, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2019)
  • Legal Issues Related to School Safety and Security: Addressing the Complex Challenges Facing Schools, Large Unit District Association, (May 2019)
  • Responding to Requests for Homebound Instruction, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Webinar (April 2019)
  • Tips for Preparing Legally Defensible Eligibility Determinations for Specific Learning Disability, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Roundtable Presentation (March 2019)
  • Absenteeism, School Refusal, and Truancy in Special Education: Legal Issues when Students Don’t or Can’t Come to School, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Roundtable Presentation (March 2019)
  • Escalating Student Behavior and Safety Concerns: Legal Options and Considerations, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2019)
  • The Ins & Outs of Residential Placements: Rules, Regulations, & Recommendations, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2018)
  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: Responding to Increasing Requests for Homebound Instruction, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2018)
  • Special Education Law Goes to the Supreme Court, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2017)
  • Unilateral Placements for Special Education Students: A Big Gamble?, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2017)
  • Child Find, Evaluation and Eligibility in an RtI World, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2016)

Caroline A. Roselli

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
croselli@robbins-schwartz.com

Caroline A. Roselli

Caroline A. Roselli

Partner, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
croselli@robbins-schwartz.com

Caroline Roselli practices in the areas of special education law and student rights. She counsels school districts and colleges concerning student discipline, student records, policy development, students’ rights and other student-related matters. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Illinois State Board of Education and Office of Civil Rights and she regularly represents public school districts at IEP meetings, due process hearings, mediations, student expulsion and suspension hearings and residency hearings. Caroline has successfully defended school district decisions and prevailed at due process hearings on issues regarding eligibility, requests for residential placements and denial of FAPE claims.

Caroline has presented at annual conferences for both the Illinois Association for School Boards and for the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education. She is a co-author of the “Special Education” chapter of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s School Law treatise. Caroline also regularly conducts workshops and in-service programs on a variety of special education related topics, including IEP compliance, response to intervention and child find, evaluation procedures, eligibility determinations, autism litigation and discipline of special education students.

Awards

  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer, School Law (2017-2018)
  • Illinois “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers Magazine, Schools and Education Law (2012-2017)

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Due Process: To Go or Not to Go? Special Education Update, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, 33rd Annual Seminar on School Law (November 2019)
  • Seclusion, Restraint, and Time Out 2020, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Region 1 Roundtable (November 2019)
  • Risk Assessment, Threat Assessments and the Impact on Students with Disabilities, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2019)
  • Legal Issues Related to School Safety and Security: Addressing the Complex Challenges Facing Schools, Large Unit District Association, (May 2019)
  • Responding to Requests for Homebound Instruction, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Webinar (April 2019)
  • Tips for Preparing Legally Defensible Eligibility Determinations for Specific Learning Disability, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Roundtable Presentation (March 2019)
  • Absenteeism, School Refusal, and Truancy in Special Education: Legal Issues when Students Don’t or Can’t Come to School, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Roundtable Presentation (March 2019)
  • Escalating Student Behavior and Safety Concerns: Legal Options and Considerations, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2019)
  • The Ins & Outs of Residential Placements: Rules, Regulations, & Recommendations, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2018)
  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: Responding to Increasing Requests for Homebound Instruction, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2018)
  • Special Education Law Goes to the Supreme Court, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2017)
  • Unilateral Placements for Special Education Students: A Big Gamble?, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2017)
  • Child Find, Evaluation and Eligibility in an RtI World, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2016)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • National Council of School Attorneys

Practice Areas