School Law

Burden & Hansen, LLC has in-depth experience handling the defense of the myriad of claims and lawsuits brought against school districts and their employees.

We are familiar with federal and state laws that apply to school districts, and are confident in both administrative and judicial proceedings, handling cases in both state and federal courts.

Our attorneys are well-equipped to defend against claims of negligent supervision, playground accidents, bus accidents, injuries sustained in participation of extracurricular sports, premises defects, as well as claims alleging sexual assault, educator misconduct, civil rights violations, discrimination, harassment, bullying and other negligence. We also defend cases against school districts pertaining to employment matters, including discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims based on age, disability, gender identity, religion, pregnancy, and other legally protected areas.

Burden & Hansen, LLC has extensive experience representing all types of municipal clients, including school districts and their employees and our attorneys are well-versed in the General Municipal Law and New York State Education laws.

We handle cases from the notice of claim stage to the ultimate resolution of the case, either through motion practice, mediation or settlement, or trial. We work closely with school personnel to ensure that the rights of the administrators, teachers and support staff are protected at every stage of a claim or litigation. We have built our practice on the principles of integrity, honesty and open communication with our clients.