Kimberly Schulist represents school districts and county offices of education throughout California with a focus on special education, student discipline and related education law matters. She represents districts in IEP team meetings, mediations and due process hearings. She also handles all aspects of special education matters from counseling clients on matters prior to the start of litigation, during litigation and post-litigation. Kimberly has presented on several education law topics throughout California. Her passion is in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation. She is also currently a 2021 LLM Candidate at the Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution with an emphasis in Mediation. Her focus on dispute resolution/early resolution leads her to collaborate with clients and families to identify possible solutions early in the process.  She has also participated in panels and speaking engagements related to topics on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Special Education.  She especially enjoys "teaching" novel dispute resolution strategies she has learned throughout her courses at Pepperdine to her clients and colleagues.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Schulist has presented workshops to clients on pertinent ADR and education law topics.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

Ms. Schulist enjoys working with local animal rescue groups, fostering dogs and placing rescued dogs in their new homes.


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
B.A., University of California at Davis

LLM Candidate 2021, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution


  • Ms. Schulist served as a Judicial Extern in the California Court of Appeal for the Honorable Daniel M. Hanlon.


  • 1997, California
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