School Law

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett’s School Law Practice began over 20 years ago, and has developed significantly over the last ten years. Preg O’Donnell & Gillett’s school law practice group currently consists of Mark F. O’Donnell, Emma O. Gillespie, Christine Tavares, Jinju Park, Karen Phu, and John Lee.

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett developed this practice around its core values of service, integrity, passion, excellence & balance. The firm has handled 450 school liability cases in state, federal and appellate courts and represented over 70 Washington school districts. We have defended districts and their employees from lawsuits involving:

  • wrongful death,
  • quadriplegia,
  • assault,
  • sexual grooming and abuse,
  • harassment,
  • athletic injuries,
  • premises liability,
  • injuries occurring during school-sponsored activities,
  • bus accidents,
  • negligent hiring, training or supervision,
  • property damage,
  • employment,
  • construction cases,
  • civil rights, and
  • Section 1983-based claims.

Preg O’Donnell & Gillett’s knowledge of the intricacies of school law and its sensitivity to the practical needs and concerns of the school administrators has created an excellent relationship between school administrators and educational professionals and our firm, allowing us to deliver value and service to districts of all sizes.

Lawyers Practicing School Law

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