Our Attorneys

Caroline A. Roselli

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760

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.


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


  • 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


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

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)