Samantha Lewis focuses her practice on education law, representing public and private educational entities, vendors, and professionals. She works directly with governing boards regarding effective policy development and compliance, particularly in the areas of student discipline and school safety.
Samantha handles a range of student disciplinary and Title IX issues in the K-12 setting, from internal training, investigations, administrative proceedings, and state and federal litigation. She also assists her clients in handling workers' compensation claims from initial reporting to litigation.
Samantha often provides in-person training to disciplinary officers, school administrators, and staff regarding student policies and procedures.
She also focuses on disability and discrimination law and routinely litigates and counsels her clients in all aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and related statutes. Samantha uses her almost decade of experience in education law to educate social workers and school administrators on FERPA compliance.