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Claire E. Parsons

  • City Covington
  • State KY
  • Country USA
  • Legal Practice Area Litigation/Local Government
  • Current Institutional Affiliation 2019 WIR Program Director
  • School Status Alumna
  • Law School Graduation Year 2008
  • Past Affiliations Writers in Residence 2018

Claire is a confident litigator with a broad base of experience defending both administrative and civil claims pursued in federal and state court in both Kentucky and Ohio.  She represents both private individuals and government entities on claims ranging from simple negligence, to legal malpractice, to employment litigation, to civil rights claims pursued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  In these matters, Claire has served her clients through all stages of litigation, including discovery, settlement, summary judgment, trial, and appeal.

In addition, Claire provides assistance on a multitude of school law issues.  Specifically, she advises school officials regarding special education compliance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Claire has represented school districts at numerous meetings held for the development of student individual educational plans or 504 plans.  This has given her the experience necessary to provide both day to day guidance regarding statutory and regulatory compliance and assistance with litigation matters.  Claire has represented school districts in several mediations and due process actions and appeals before the Kentucky Department of Education.

Claire is also a prolific writer and speaker. She is the current Director for the 2019 Writers in Residence program and was a 2018 Writer in Residence for Ms. JD. She has published numerous articles on law and law practice for state and national publications. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Sixth Circuit School Law Blog.

Specialties: civil rights litigation, government practice, school law, special education law, open meetings/open records

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