Randall Farmer, a member of Gregory Doyle’s Education Law practice group, has more than 15 years of experience advising school districts.
Mr. Farmer works regularly with clients such as Cobb County School District, Clayton County School District, Elbert County School District and Marietta City School District. He also represents school districts throughout the state of Georgia, including but not limited to Cherokee County School District, Thomas County School District, Sumter County School District, Burke County School District, Mitchell County School District, Tift County School District, Murray County School District, Walker County School District, Randolph County School District, Hancock County School District and Lanier County School District. He has successfully handled Title VII claims, Fair Labor Standards Act cases, investigation of ethics violations, contract disputes, Fair Dismissal Act cases, First Amendment claims, lawsuits claiming violation of the Fourth Amendment, including but not limited to False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution claims, Title VI investigations from the Office for Civil Rights, and charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Mr. Mr. Farmer provides legal advice to school districts on a variety of special education matters from IEP development to due process hearing requests.
Mr. Farmer also provides legal advice to school districts on the Affordable Care Act, procurement matters, risk management issues, personal injury claims, FERPA confidentiality issues, student issues, board policy drafting and compliance with the Open Records Act. He is also the primary contact for the firm for a major insurance company on school district liability claims.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Farmer worked in the House of Representatives as a legislative assistant to the Honorable Ted Weiss (N.Y.), where he handled a wide variety of legislative and constituent matters, including covering the House Banking Committee. Mr. Farmer also drafted legislation for Mr. Weiss, including an amendment to the Perkins Loan Act that became federal law. While in Washington, D.C., he also co-founded College Bound, an educational non-profit organization to enrich the educational opportunities for D.C. public school students by providing scholarship monies and tutoring. After working in Washington, D.C., Mr. Farmer served as a public school teacher for four years in Atlanta Public Schools.
Some of Mr. Farmer’s notable achievements on behalf of his clients include:
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