Sherwood Area Education Law

Managing the modern school in difficult financial times is a challenge. Add labor, employment, curriculum, policies and procedures, and school boards and school administrators need practical resources for sound legal advice. Our attorneys have a practical and pragmatic approach to using sound legal strategies to manage schools.

Representing and Advising Schools & School Leaders

Our school attorney, Dr. Randy J. Harvey, holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Management from the University of Oregon and a Masters in Education from Eastern Oregon University, in addition to his law degree. He has also held Oregon Superintendent, Administrator and teaching credentials. For twenty-five years before starting to practice law he was a school administrator in Oregon Schools, large and small. He provides advice from the perspective of having been in the manager and administrator’s chair responsible for the entire school community: children, teachers, staff, parents, and the community. Dr. Harvey brings a unique and important perspective to advising school boards and administrators having taught school law, ethics, policy, and labor relations at the university level as well as serving as a school administrator for twenty-five years; twelve-years directly advising local school boards in policy and employee matters.

  • School Board Policies and Procedures, Administrative Regulations
  • Teacher, Classified and Administrator Evaluation, Discipline, and Discharge
  • Employee Misconduct Investigation
  • Labor Negotiations, Contract Management, Grievance Arbitration
  • Employee Plans of Assistance
  • Student Discipline, Suspension, Expulsions
  • Leave Laws, ADEA, ADA, BOLI, EEOC, OSHA
  • Civil Rights
  • Litigation

Our legal advice is premised on school law counseling to maintain positive and productive school environments where students can enjoy success because they have high performing teachers, administrators and staff. Our mission: Practical legal solutions for successful schools!