Our education team provides a broad range of legal counseling and litigation services to school districts across the State of New Jersey; we represent over 45 boards of education and individual schools. Our lawyers have successfully litigated a number of precedent-setting high-profile education cases, including send-receive disputes, school district reconfigurations, tenure cases, and New Jersey's first student-on-student harassment case (both the first case ever brought under Title IX and, several years later, the first case brought following the new HIB regulations).
We work closely with other experts within our firm, in areas such as insurance coverage, land use, and environmental law, to provide swift, cost-effective advice to our public school clients. Our firm boasts a former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and two former assignment judges with decades of experience at the trial and appellate level. They regularly assist our public school clients in developing strategy and in addressing complex constitutional and contractual matters, particularly where there are issues that are likely to be placed before the state or federal courts of New Jersey.
Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. Principal
Kerri A. Wright Principal
Janelle Edwards-Stewart Principal