Education Law

Tennessee Education Law Attorneys

Education LawHenry & McCord provides general counsel services to its education clients in the middle Tennessee area. Our firm has represented educational institutions for over seventeen years.  We know the language, procedures, and practical realities of educators and, of course, the legal challenges unique to the education environment.  We advise school boards and superintendents on legal matters involving day-to-day school operations.  We also defend school systems and individual educators in litigation matters arising in the educational setting.

We serve our educational institution clients as advocates and as trusted counselors in areas such as:

Employment of Licensed and Classified Employees

Employee Contracts

Representation in teacher tenure hearings

Employee and Student Discipline

Risk management with respect to potential claims arising from student and athletic activities

Issues involving Open Meetings and Public Records statutes

Issues involving Title VII, Title IX, and other civil rights provisions

Legal defense of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and consultation

Representation in other issues arising under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Employment, safety and benefit issues (Please review our Employment Law practice  area)

Tort Liability

School Construction

Our Tennessee education law attorneys aim to have an intimate understanding of our education clients’ needs. We stay abreast of education-related developments, listen closely to our clients, and provide legal services adapted to the education environment. We keep costs down by staffing matters carefully and structuring fee arrangements so that they meet clients’ needs. We emphasize preventive-law strategies to manage legal risk.  We are frequently called as a situation unfolds at a school and asked to provide legal guidance to prevent future litigation or, at a minimum, make sure our clients have a good defense.

We closely monitor pressing developments faced by education clients and offer a proactive approach to problem solving. We maintain active membership in and attend conferences for, leading organizations such as the Tennessee Council of School Board Attorneys and the National School Board Association/Council of School Attorneys.

Please see the following Client Alerts:

Non-Structured Physical Activity

Vaccination Notices and Adrenal Insufficiency Procedures

Educators Protection Act

New Standards Bus Drivers & LEA’s Provided Transportation Services

Insulin Administration in Schools

Healthy Workplace Act

Client Alert; Sex Offenders; School Events

Client Alert School Support Organizations Audit



Our firm prides itself on responding to clients quickly, listening and understanding their needs and working with them to find the best solution for their unique legal issue.


Henry & McCord has served Middle Tennessee area for over 65 years, making it one of the oldest and most established firms in this area. Our firm is committed to keeping the traditions of our founders alive...these include reverence for the law, respect for the client and service to the community.


The lawyers at Henry & McCord have over 150 years of combined experience. Clients receive the benefit from our vast experience and wealth of knowledge.


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