RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (August 17, 2020) — Attorneys Jason H. Ballum, Patrick T. Andriano, Katherine K. Ballou, Anne E. Mickey and LaRana J. Owens have joined Sands Anderson PC’s Richmond office bringing a significant public school board and educational law practice, announced firm president Margaret F. Hardy. All five attorneys most recently practiced at Reed Smith.
“We are pleased to welcome this knowledgeable team of lawyers to our firm,” said Hardy. “Their extensive experience defending school boards, educational institutions focusing on K-12 public schools, makes them an exceptional addition to our existing education and local government practice.”
Ballum has significant experience representing school boards in disputes regarding special education, and state and federal regulatory investigations. Ballum received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Educational Studies from Colgate University and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He can be reached at JBallum@SandsAnderson.com.
Andriano’s practice focuses on education law, including the representation of school boards in special education matters including counseling school boards in claims arising out of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Andriano received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law. He can be reached at PAndriano@SandsAnderson.com
Ballou’s practice focuses on representing K-12 public school divisions in litigation regarding special education issues. Ballou received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and her law degree from Notre Dame Law School. She can be reached at KBallou@SandsAnderson.com.
Mickey’s practice is in education law, with a particular focus on special education law compliance. Mickey received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She can be reached at AMickey@SandsAnderson.com.
Owens’ practice focuses on education law, including counseling and representation of school boards in special education matters, student disciplinary proceedings, student privacy and records issues and constitutional law matters. Owens received her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University and her law degree from William and Mary School of Law. She can be reached at LOwens@SandsAnderson.com.
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