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Dell Graham attorneys regularly represent school districts, community colleges, universities, law enforcement agencies, state agency officials and other government entities in their individual and representative capacities. We defend all manner of state law claims involving negligence, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents. In addition, we defend claims alleging civil rights violations, excessive force, search and seizure, and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983. Dell Graham attorneys also litigate claims alleging discrimination involving race, gender, age, and religion, Title VII, and the Family Medical Leave Act. The attorneys at Dell Graham are well versed in defending government agencies and officials under the doctrine of sovereign immunity in both state and federal courts.

Education law means the practice of law involving the legal rights, responsibilities, procedures, and practices of educational institutions, students, personnel employed by or on behalf of educational institutions, and the guardians and parents of students participating in education. The term “education law” also means the practice of law on behalf of public or private clients in matters including, but not limited to: state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and proceedings involving student rights and student discipline; administrative law and rules regulating the operations of schools and education in Florida; charter schools; finance issues involving educational institutions, including bond indebtedness, certificates of participation, impact fees, and educational benefit districts; litigation involving educational institutions, including matters of sovereign immunity, civil rights in educational environments, including the civil rights of students and personnel in education; labor issues involving educational institutions, including standards of professional performance and practices involving personnel employed by or on behalf of educational institutions; private school contract matters and litigation involving private school entities; disability law, including §504, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, and the Americans With Disabilities Act; laws of general governance, including the Sunshine Law, Public Records Act, Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Officials, purchasing and bid issues; and construction, land use and development law as these areas relate to educational facilities.

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