Maryam T. Brotine
Associate, Chicago Office
Maryam Brotine practices education law focusing in the areas of special education and students’ rights. Maryam counsels and represents school districts with respect to IEP meetings, ISBE complaints, OCR complaints, mediation, due process hearings, residency hearings, student discipline, policy decisions, and FOIA requests.
Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Maryam served as a supervising Assistant Public Defender with the DuPage County Public Defender’s Office, where she tried numerous bench and jury trials and argued hundreds of delinquency hearings on behalf of juveniles.
Maryam was a fellow with the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the trial team for the Moot Court Society and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
- Named Illinois “Rising Star”, by Super Lawyers Magazine, in the area of Schools and Education Law (2011)
- Legal Issues in Clinical Education, Clinical Faculty Academy of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Chicago, IL (November 2011)
- Protecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Schools, Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges Annual Conference of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (November 2011)
- From Sticks and Stones to Taunts and Texts: Student Misconduct, Bullying and Discipline, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago IL (April 2011)
- Creating Safety Plans in Public Schools, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (June 2010)
- J.D., Dean's List, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Ill., 2004
- B.S., Dean's List, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Ill., 2000
Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee member, 2007 to Present
- Illinois Council of School Attorneys
- National Council of School Attorneys
- Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, Co-chair of the Education Law Committee