Katherine Gilfillan has concentrated her practice in the area of school law and public sector law. She represents numerous school districts in all areas of labor and employment law, special education law, residency, teacher and student discipline, contract preparation, public contracting, FMLA/FLA issues and other student matters. In addition to assisting with internal investigations, Ms. Gilfillan regularly appears in the Office of Administrative Law for Civil Service and Education matters as well as the Office of Civil Rights/U.S. Department of Education, Division of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Commissioner of Education, and state and federal courts.
Ms. Gilfillan supplements her court-based advocacy with in-service training and policy and practice review to assist her clients in avoiding litigation. She regularly provides training in the areas of Individual Education Program (IEP) development; IDEA compliance, cyber-bullying and sexual harassment; teacher and student discipline, and American with Disabilities Act/504 compliance.