Kristin Myers represents California school districts and county offices of education, specializing in special education and student discipline matters. Her practice focuses on Section 504 and IEP team meetings, resolution sessions, mediations, and due process hearings. Additionally, Ms. Myers represents school districts in federal court litigation regarding violations of the IDEA, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Unruh Act. Ms. Myers also has significant litigation experience in delinquency and dependency proceedings.
After graduating law school, Ms. Myers worked with Legal Aid Societies to help families and minor children. She represented low income clients in family law and custody matters and helped victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders. She also represented children in their criminal cases.
During law school, Ms. Myers won several American Jurisprudence Awards for earning the highest grade in the class and served as Case Note Editor for the Trinity Law Review. She also volunteered at the Trinity Law Clinic, working with the Orange County Rescue Mission to help homeless individuals expunge their criminal records so they could secure employment.
News & Publications
Events & Speaking Engagements
Ms. Myers is a presenter at many of the firm’s special education conferences and breakfast briefings.
Ms. Myers is a frequent contributor to the firm’s school law publications and blog.
- EdLawConnect Blog, 11.21.2014
- EdLawConnect Blog, 06.09.2014
- Attorney’s Fees and IEEs: A School District May Still Have to Pay Parents’ Attorney’s Fees Despite Voluntarily Withdrawing Its Own Due Process Complaint to Defend Its AssessmentEdLawConnect Blog, 06.05.2013
Community & Professional
Ms. Myers has helped organize and run the firm’s Student Enrichment Program for the last two years. In this program, school districts bring their students to the law firm. The students are given a tour of the firm and listen to attorneys’ testimonials about their paths to success and the importance of education. Ms. Myers has given many of these presentations herself.