Associate, Chicago Office

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

Leanne R. Hightower

Leanne practices in the area of education law with a focus on special education and student matters.  She counsels school districts regarding student discipline, Title IX, student records issues and policy development. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Attorney General and Illinois State Board of Education, and she regularly represents public school districts in due process hearings, student discipline hearings and residency hearings.

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Leanne served as a litigation associate representing corporate clients in litigation matters, as well as a high school English teacher, an assistant principal, and most recently the Principal at Pilsen Community Academy. Go Pandas!

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois
  • M.A.D.,National Louis University
  • M.ED., Dominican University
  • B.A., University of Illinois

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Illinois

 

 

Associate, Chicago Office

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

Leanne R. Hightower

Associate, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
lhightower@robbins-schwartz.com

Leanne practices in the area of education law with a focus on special education and student matters.  She counsels school districts regarding student discipline, Title IX, student records issues and policy development. She assists school districts in responding to complaints from the Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Attorney General and Illinois State Board of Education, and she regularly represents public school districts in due process hearings, student discipline hearings and residency hearings.

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Leanne served as a litigation associate representing corporate clients in litigation matters, as well as a high school English teacher, an assistant principal, and most recently the Principal at Pilsen Community Academy. Go Pandas!

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois
  • M.A.D.,National Louis University
  • M.ED., Dominican University
  • B.A., University of Illinois

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of Illinois

 

 

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