School District Practice Group

Tharpe & Howell, LLP is one of the few full-service law firms that provides specialized legal services to public and private schools and educational institutions.  Our lawyers know that today’s educational landscape is vulnerable and requires experienced attorneys who can efficiently analyze important issues and help develop/implement targeted strategies to obtain the desired result.  Our attorneys guide educational institutions, large and small, through this perilous landscape on a broad range of matters including:

  • Business/transactional law/construction defect
  • Employment and labor law including ADA, OSHA, and WC defense
  • Personal injury defense
  • School bus liability
  • Negligent supervision claims
  • Negligent hiring claims


  • Gorman Learning Center
  • Alvord Unified School District
  • KIPP Academy
  • Lake Elsinore Unified School District
  • ICEF Public Schools
  • Promise Charter School
  • CA Virtual Academics
  • Alliance College Ready Public Schools
  • Excel Charter Academy
  • PUC Schools
  • Huntington Park College Ready Academy
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