Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.
Student Issues
Student Issues

A Chicago, Illinois Law Firm That Provides Attorneys for School Issues

Experienced and skilled education law attorneys provide seasoned representation in school discipline matters

Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd. has provided representation to school districts in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois since 1935. We serve school districts from Boone County to LaSalle County and numerous school districts in Will, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. We offer seasoned representation by skilled attorneys with a broad background in dealing with student issues and school discipline matters.

Handling school discipline and other student issues

Our attorneys handle student discipline, special education and other student matters, including expulsions, suspensions, reviews and related litigation. We assist school districts dealing with discipline issues and other matters, including:

  • Assaults and physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse and sexual harassment
  • Stealing
  • Accusations of cheating
  • Use of lie detector tests
  • Student residency issues
  • Academic issues related to student grades
  • Accusatory statement verifications
  • Verification of drug and alcohol use
  • Possession and distribution of drugs and alcohol
  • Customized exams for students

Student suspension and expulsion is a common issue facing Illinois school boards. The Illinois Criminal Justice Authority states that suspension rates in Illinois public schools increased by 56 percent between 1997 and 2007. Expulsion rates also increased, more than doubling during the same time period. By 2007, both suspension and expulsion rates reached a 16-year high.

At Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd., our experienced school district attorneys have handled hundreds of expulsion and suspension matters, including a wide range of student misconduct issues:

  • Cheating
  • Theft
  • Assaults
  • Gang-related matters
  • Drug possession and abuse

Our attorneys provide skilled legal services for student issues by serving as legal counsel to Illinois boards of education in these matters. Our experienced attorneys have also served as hearing officers in various student discipline cases and as representatives of school administrations in the prosecution of student discipline matters.

Consult with experienced Chicago education lawyers for guidance in dealing with student issues

With our broad background in assisting with student discipline matters and other student issues, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins Ltd. offers you guidance based on the three “E’s” on which our firm was founded: experience, expertise and efficiency. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Chicago, near Lyric Opera and easily accessible by public transportation, and Orland Park. Contact our downtown Chicago office at 312.984.6400 or our Orland Park office at 708.349.3888, or use our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.


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