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Jeffrey Ganson

Jeffrey Ganson

Practice areas:

Education, State, Local And Municipal Law

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About Me

My practice is exclusively focused on providing representation and counsel to local public agencies - school districts, cites/towns and other local special purpose districts.


I devote a significant portion of my time to special education advice and litigation; employment litigation; and Public Records Act issues. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Education: 75%
    19 years, 125 cases
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 25%
    19 years, 50 cases

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Contact Info

Porter Foster Rorick LLP

800 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA, 98101




Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPorter Foster Rorick LLP (formerly Dionne & Rorick LLP)1996 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Council of School AttorneysMemberN/A
Washington State Association of Municipal AttorneysMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Abbey Road Group v. City of Bonney LakeVesting not triggered by site plan application.
Weems v. North Franklin Sch. Dist.Discharge upheld.
Federal Way Sch. Dist. v. VinsonWrit of review not available.

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Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinGaining Access to Student Records2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Washington - SeattlePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WASBO Annual ConferenceScrounging For Every Penny: Non-Traditional Revenue Sources2012
Student Privacy: The Top Hot Button Legal IssuesStudent Records: Privacy Protections and Access Rights Under Washington and Federal Law2011
Public Records Officers: Celebrating Open GovernmentPersonnel Records2011
Mid-year SeminarVested Rights—A Matter of Perspective?2010
WFOA Annual ConferenceOptions For Funding Capital Improvements2006
Bringing Washington Special Education Law Into FocusSpecial Education Student Discipline Under IDEA '972003
AWSP Legal Issues Mini-ConferenceSpecial Education Student Discipline Under IDEA '972003
WASBO Annual ConferenceAre You Signing Your District Away?: School District Contracting Authority2002
School Law Issues in WashingtonStudent Discipline and Search Issues2002