Partner, Chicago Office
Laura Sinars focuses on special education and students’ rights law. She counsels and represents public school districts at IEP meetings, due process hearings, mediation and student expulsion and residency hearings. Laura has defended district decisions regarding evaluations, services and placement of special education students in due process hearings. She has successfully removed dangerous students from the regular education environment and also prevailed in hearings to defend against parents’ unilateral private placements. She has assisted clients in building residency and discipline cases involving students and has successfully defended districts’ decisions in state and federal courts and before federal and state agencies including the Department of Education, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Office for Civil Rights.
Law & Politics Magazine selected Laura as a 2005 Illinois “Super Lawyer” in the specialized area of Schools and Education Law. Chicago Magazine published the names of the Illinois Super Lawyers in its May 2005 issue.
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