Michelle McGuire is the team member that motivates the school district to listen and act. She is a special education lawyer who literally is a voice for her clients. From negotiating settlement agreements to representation in due process cases, she ensures that all children with disabilities have available to them "...a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and the related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living...."
Michelle has personal experience with the struggles her clients face. Michelle had to fight for the rights of children in her family. She understands that this struggle is a marathon and not a sprint. This gives her a unique and very personal perspective of the daily challenges and frustrations of her clients.
Since 2003, Michelle's law practice has been developing relationships with clients that span preschool education to transition to adulthood. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Indiana. She works to ensure representation of families in special education due process, Section 504, student expulsion, Section 1983, federal litigation and other education law matters. She earned her law degree from Cleveland State Marshall College of Law and her undergraduate from Bowling Green State University. After being licensed to practice law, she was admitted to the Ohio Northern District Court and Southern District of Ohio Court.