What type of lawyer do I need to talk to in reference to my son being bullied in school and nothing is being done about it?

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What type of lawyer do I need to talk to in reference to my son being bullied in school and nothing is being done about it?

My son has been harassed for a couple of months in school. At first it was verbal and now it’s physical. I have filled out the bullying form. I have met with teachers and principals and the young man is still assaulting my son. They switched him to another class and he still is putting his hands on him. No one is taking it serious at all.

Asked on June 1, 2017 under Personal Injury, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

An education attorney. There are lawyers who specialize in vindicating students' rights to an education, and who understand the laws governing schools, in-school discrimination and harassment, etc. Such an attorney would likely be your best bet for a case like this. If your son is being bullied due to some specific characteristic (e.g. disability; gender identity; race or religion; etc.) a lawyer who handles those types of discrimination claims would also be a good choice.


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