Attorneys in this field:
Harding & Shultz is a leading firm in education law in Nebraska. Three attorneys – Kelley Baker, Karen Haase, Steve Williams, and Bobby Truhe – dedicate their practice to education law. The firm represents nearly 150 school districts across the state, with education clients scattered literally to the four corners of the state. Kelley is past president of the Nebraska Council of School Attorneys, and has served as legal counsel for the Nebraska Association of School Boards. Karen was also president of the council from June, 2009 through June, 2010. Kelley, Karen, Steve and Bobby are highly sought after as speakers on the topic of education law.
Over the past two decades, school districts have been subjected to an avalanche of new legal requirements imposed by legislatures and courts at both the state and federal level. Kelley, Karen, Steve, and Bobby have extensive experience in special education, student discipline, teacher termination, No Child Left Behind, school mergers, contracts, policies, and all other areas affecting education law. They have been heavily involved in the legal issues created by the closure of the former Class I schools and represent several districts involved in the litigation involving the Omaha metro area schools. In today’s legal environment, it is an absolute necessity for every school board to have legal counsel who focus their practice in the complex thicket of education law.