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Education, Municipal & Public Law

Flagstaff Lawyers with a Long History in the Areas of Education, Municipal & Public Law

Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C. has been deeply involved in the practice of education, municipal and public law for over 50 years. We represent numerous Arizona school districts, public and private educational institutions, tribal schools, cities, towns and other public entities in a variety of legal matters.

Education Law

Our commitment to the practice of preventative law is fundamental in our education law practice. We help education clients―including school districts, Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded grant schools, charter schools, community colleges and universities―reduce their overall liability through a variety of proactive approaches, such as policy writing and review and in-service training for elected and administrative officials. These services are provided to preclude issues from developing into contested proceedings.

At times, in spite of our best efforts, disputes do progress, requiring administrative hearings and/or litigation to resolve. When this happens, our firm is there to advise clients and represent them in a variety of legal venues. Our experience includes:

  • Employee discipline hearings
  • Student discipline hearings
  • Procurement disputes
  • Litigation in state, federal and tribal courts, as well as administrative agencies

Our firm is also very active in special education matters, counseling and representing schools and school districts in these disputes on a frequent basis. As our clients know, complying with laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) can raise a whole host of legal issues. We have expertise in guiding clients through such matters. Additionally, our office has participated in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and other administrative proceedings involving special education.

A unique aspect of our education law practice is that several of our attorneys are lobbyists on behalf of the firm’s education clients, providing the opportunity to draft and testify regarding beneficial legislation. These efforts take place at both the Arizona Legislature and before Congress on a regular basis. For example, our lawyers regularly travel to Washington D.C. with and on behalf of clients to lobby the Arizona congressional delegation on issues such as impact aid and funding.

Municipal & Public Law

Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C. provides legal advice and services to municipalities and public entities throughout Northern Arizona in the areas of contracts and inter-governmental agreements, employment law, council powers and procedures, open meeting law, election law, policy drafting and enforcement. Our utility law experience includes operation and/or supervision of water, sewer, gas and cable and electric utilites and franchises.

For many years, we have also served as city and town attorneys for both civil law and in prosecution of cases in municipal courts. Our office prosecutes DUI, drug possession, assault, disorderly conduct, city code violations and other misdemeanor offenses.

Contact Experienced Education, Municipal & Public Law Attorneys in Flagstaff

If you or your organization needs legal advice and counsel in the areas of education, municipal or public law, few firms can provide the level of experience offered by Mangum, Wall, Stoops & Warden, P.L.L.C. Contact our offices in Flagstaff to learn more.

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