Civil Rights and Academic Freedom

Mr. Ali Shahrestani, Esq.

Ideally, school campuses provide an excellent environment for philosophical inquiry and self-discovery. Civil Rights such as Free Speech, Freedom to Assemble, and Freedom of Religion support the rights of students, faculty, and staff to express themselves and cooperate to promote their own interests. The tenet of Academic Freedom is born out of such legal rights. Yet such Civil Rights and Freedoms are limited by other key legal factors. Public Safety concerns, Private Property rights, Criminal Law, Municipal Law, Employment Agreements, Privacy Rights, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Student Contracts, Third Party Business Agreements, Labor Agreements, and School Rules and Policies clash with these Civil Rights and Freedoms.

My Education Law practice offers Students, Professors, Teachers, Staff, and School Community Leaders, be they Plaintiffs or Defendants, in public and private educational institutions with intelligent, aggressive, and ethical Education Lawyer representation in Civil Rights, Civil Disobedience, Discrimination, and Academic Freedom conflicts at various stages of Negotiations, Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Labor Review Board hearings, Grievance Review Board hearings, and Appeals.

I also offer Outsourced General Counsel representation for public and private schools, colleges, and extracurricular programs. I offer nuanced Civil Rights and Academic Freedom defense representation to try to provide institutional clients with leveraged results that benefit the bottom-line as well as the overarching educational goals and noble principles of the institution.

When litigation is required, my hard-hitting tactics, strong legal research and writing skills, persuasive argumentation techniques, tenacity, eloquence, and cutting-edge selection of third-party professionals including expert witnesses, private investigators, news media and publicity professionals, and others all combine to try to deliver to clients the very best legal representation in the courtroom.

“The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Aly was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Aly, I won my case on every single issue and every single point.”

– Client Testimonial after Successful Business Trial, February 2, 2011.

Whether your legal concerns involve Educational Conflict Negotiations, Litigation, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, I am eager to provide stellar, effective, and aggressive Education Law Attorney representation to Plaintiffs and Defendants.

I possess special insight into the practice of Education Law garnered from my years of successful experience as an educator in California schools and colleges. I bring this unique perspective to work for my Education Law clients. To arrange an Initial Consultation appointment with me concerning your Education Law matter, please go to my Consultation page and follow the quick and easy steps.

“. . . Mr. Shahrestani attentively listens to the legal matter at hand and dissects the issues to explain how the legal aspect applied to each issue. . . The legal picture he presents is complete and thorough. . . Mr. Shahrestani is meticulous in reading and evaluating the subject of the legal matter. . . Mr. Shahrestani’s broad knowledge of various legal matters and willingness to accommodate schedules makes him my first preference when I seek advice on legal matters.”

– Education Law Client Testimonial, September 25, 2010.

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