Schools have their lawyers.

You need your own.

           Gregory Smith represents students and teachers in courts and hearings Screen shot 2015-02-15 at 6.21.22 PMthroughout the state. As a former teacher Mr. Smith knows how schools work, and he uses that knowledge to his clients’ advantage.

          Screen shot 2015-02-28 at 11.30.42 AM Mr. Smith’s reputation encourages schools’ lawyers to speak frankly right at the outset. His performance has earned their respect — the largest school-board law firm in the state recommends him to parents of students in their clients’ district.

           For his clients Mr. Smith

  • Brings suit in state court for damages to students from the negligence of school districts and the violence of classmates;
  • Counsels the victims of bullying and harassment on their rights;
  • pursues claims under civil rights laws in state and federal court against school districts for the intentional disregard of sexual harassment of one student by another;
  • Represents students in hearings conducted by boards of education to consider expulsion for behavior on and off school grounds;
  • Advocates for special education services in PPT meetings, mediation sessions and due process hearings;
  • Provides advice to parents on their rights concerning attendance, concussions, medication, and DCF;
  • Defends adolescents in juvenile and criminal court against charges stemming from behavior in and out of school
  • Advises families on the rights enjoyed by students that attend private schools;
  • Appears on behalf of adolescents in guardianship hearings conducted by the Probate Court;
  • Advises teachers on their civil rights and represents them in court and in hearings for claims against their employer.