Parker Poe has one of the largest and most experienced education law teams in the Southeast. We have over 40 attorneys who advise K-12 public and private schools, charter schools, and colleges and universities. Our clients range from flagship public university systems to small, private colleges, as well as from some of the Southeast’s largest K-12 school districts to rural districts with fewer than 500 students. We have represented educational institutions in every type of legal need that arises — we can hit the ground running with you.
Our understanding of the unique needs of schools and colleges comes from decades of experience and a cross-disciplinary practice featuring attorneys with deep knowledge of cybersecurity and data privacy, disability law, employment decisions, intellectual property, public finance, real estate, and Title IX compliance, as just a few examples.
We regularly serve as outside general counsel, with education clients turning to us for strategic guidance on how to bring the mission and vision of their institutions to life. We have a politically savvy group that is adept at shepherding clients through sensitive issues and providing practical counsel.
Our attorneys are deeply committed to education, many of them former educators themselves. Clients often consider us an extension of their team because of how we understand their culture, keep them abreast of legal and broader educational trends, and help them find a path to achieve their goals.