Alefia Mithaiwala represents school districts and educational agencies in all matters, including administrative trials, federal appeals, resolution meetings, expulsion hearings, mediations, and responses to Office of Civil Rights complaints, California Department of Education compliance complaints, and Uniform complaints. She practices preventative law by consulting and training school staff on various IDEA, discipline, ADA and Section 504 matters. 

Ms. Mithaiwala has over 15 years of diverse experience in the field of education and education law. She received her Masters of Education degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2002, with an emphasis on special education policy. In 2003, she worked with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, to draft regulations for the 2004 amendments to IDEA. 

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J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
Ed.M., Harvard University Graduate School of Education
B.A. with teaching credential, Duke University


  • 2005, Missouri
    2007, Illinois
    2011, California
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • Gujarati
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