Our Attorneys

Michelle L. Weber

Senior Counsel, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760

Michelle L. Weber

Michelle practices in the area of education law with a focus on special education and student matters.  She counsels school districts and community colleges regarding the IEP process, due process, Section 504, student discipline, board policy and student records.

Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Michelle worked as an attorney for Waukegan Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools, focusing in special education.  She has experience counseling IEP teams and school administrators, representing districts in complex due process hearings and developing policies and procedures for school districts.  Prior to starting law school, Michelle was a Middle School Language Arts Teacher in Los Angeles, CA.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University, College of Law
  • M.A., Loyola Marymount University
  • B.A., Trinity College

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys 

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Risk Assessments, Threat Assessments and the Impact on Students with Disabilities, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference (October 2019)
  • Escalating Student Behavior and Safety Concerns: Legal Options and Considerations, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Winter Conference (February 2019)
  • Student Bullying Legal Framework & Recommended Practices, In-Service (August 2018)