Schools & Teacher Liability
FP&R defends public school districts, district officers, board members, administrators, teachers, and NAIS and PNAIS member institutions from personal injury actions, premises liability claims, labor and employment lawsuits, civil rights violations, negligent supervision claims, breaches of fiduciary duties, unconstitutional searches, violations of free speech and association, Title IX claims, and harassment, intimidation and bullying claims (HIB). FP&R believes with great conviction that educators belong in the classroom, not the courtroom. Our school law team works hard to see that teachers and schools are returned to their educational mission as quickly as possible.
FP&R school law team’s recent successes include defending the Annie Wright School against a claim of wrongful death of a student, securing a defense verdict at trial regarding allegations of civil rights violations against Lakeside School, and negotiating a favorable resolution to a HIB lawsuit brought against a public school by the ACLU.
We are a member of the Washington Council of School Attorneys.