Cameron R. Morgan primarily represents the public school districts of New Jersey in the specialized area of school law, serving boards of education in all aspects of their legal needs, with a focus on general counsel, civil litigation, special education, administrative law, collective negotiations, labor and employment, and appellate practice. He has served as a Board Solicitor to dozens of school districts, guiding administrators through the diverse range of issues affecting the schools, from personnel matters, tenure cases, and the range of issues that frequently arise at public board meetings, to student disciplinary matters, residency disputes, and homelessness issues, to complex matters involving the budgetary process or First Amendment rights. Cameron believes that his role as a school board attorney is to ethically and aggressively resolve potential disputes on behalf of his clients in a manner that achieves the board’s goals at the least possible expense to the public. As a responsive and efficient practitioner, Cameron has made himself an indispensable resource to many school administrators across the state. He has earned a reputation for both pragmatic and creative methods of solving problems and avoiding unnecessary conflicts, as well as a proven record of results when called upon to litigate on behalf of his clients.
Cameron’s practice also focuses heavily on handling litigation, primarily in labor and employment cases, special education cases, or cases arising under the school laws. He currently serves as Special Education Counsel to over a dozen school districts. He has handled hundreds of special education matters, including due process hearings and grievance complaint investigations, involving children with a wide variety of special needs. He frequently appears before the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR), U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR), New Jersey Superior Court, and federal district court, in the service of school district clients.
In addition, Cameron routinely represents boards of education in collective negotiations and labor/employment disputes. He has appeared before the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) on behalf of school boards in a variety of matters, including unfair labor practice charges and scope of negotiations issues.
Cameron has a diverse range of litigation experience, including general contract disputes, insurance disputes for declaratory judgment, special education due process hearings, scope petitions, constitutional claims, and defending cases brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), among other matters. He has extensive experience representing boards of education in various administrative forums, the Law Division and Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, and in the federal district courts. Before beginning his career in school law, Cameron served as law clerk to the Hon. Joseph F. Lisa, P.J.A.D., a presiding judge of the New Jersey Appellate Division.
In his free time, Cameron enjoys fishing in both fresh and saltwater, hiking, biking, watching rugby, and being outdoors. He is a lifelong fan of the Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers. An avid world traveler, he still enjoys the rare international backpacking trip when family and business obligations allow.
|Attorney||Parker McCay, PA||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Fogarty and Hara, Esqs.||2009 - 2012|
|Law Clerk, Appellate Division||Hon. Joseph F. Lisa, P.J.A.D.||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Jersey Association of School Attorneys||Trustee, Southcentral Region||2016 - Present|
|Burlington County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Camden County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Parker McCay Website||School Law Legal Alert: Appellate Division Reverses Trial Judge in Important OPMA/OPRA Case||2015|
|Parker McCay Website||Arbitration of Non-Renewals Depends on Wording of Collective Negotiations Agreement||2014|
|Rutgers University School of Law - Camden||Doctor of Law (J.D.)||2008|
|University of Richmond||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)||2005|
|University of Richmond||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|NJSBA Workshop: Legal Issues Boot Camp||Legal and Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education||2016|
|NJASA Superintendent Training||Personnel Issues and Employee Relations: Discipline, Tenure, Seniority, RIF/Recall, Transfers, Non-Renewal & Grievances||2016|
|NJSBA 2015 Annual School Law Forum||Bullying the HIB Statute: An Update and Framework for Analyzing HIB Grounded in Case Law and Principled Statutory Construction||2015|
|NJASBO School Business Administrator Training for QPA Certification||Ethics in Public Procurement and Purchasing for School Districts||2015|
|NJASBO 2015 Annual Conference||Practical Solutions in Managing FMLA and NJFLA Leave Requests||2015|
|NJASA School Administrator Training||The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act: Strategies for Compliance and Implementation||2015|
|43rd Annual Special Education Law Conference||Related Services Often Overlooked in IEPs - CLE||2015|
|NJSBA 2014 Annual School Boards Convention||Student Discipline: Disciplinary Hearings, Suspensions, Expulsions, Special Education, HIB and Conduct Away from School Grounds||2014|
|NJASA School Administrator Training||Tenure Reform and Managing the FMLA/NJFLA Statutes||2014|
|CCASBO October 2014 Meeting, Presenter||Practical Solutions in Managing FMLA and NJFLA Leave Requests||2014|
|BCBA Continuing Legal Education, Presenter||CLE -- Navigating the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act||2014|
|BCASBO September 2014 Meeting, Presenter||Recent Trends is Collective Negotiations||2014|
|Administrator In-Service||Implementing the Uniform Memorandum of Agreement between Education and Law Enforcement Officials||2014|
|NJSBA 2013 Annual School Boards Convention||Teacher Tenure and Arbitration Outcomes||2013|
|NJASA School Administrator Training||Analyzing Potential Cases of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying: A Concise Approach to Practical Implementation of the Statutory Mandate||2013|
|G.C. o/b/o C.C. v. Montgomery Twp. Bd. of Educ., EDU 12103-2015, No. 152-16 (Commissioner) (April 22, 2016)||Obtained dismissal of petition against BOE filed by parents of student under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act|
|Purvis-Chapman v. Silverstein, No. 14-4252, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43324 (D.N.J. March 31, 2016)||Obtained dismissal of all claims against Defendant school administrators|
|R.P. & B.P. o/b/o N.P. v. Burlington Twp. Bd. of Educ., 2016 N.J. Agen. LEXIS 76, EDS 09552-15 (February 24, 2016)||Court found IEP offered by school district to special education student with moderate cognitive impairment offered a free and appropriate public education and dismissed the due process petition with prejudice.|
|Gloucester City Bd. of Educ. v. A.H. & K.S. o/b/o G.H., EDS 9165-25, Agen. Ref. No. 2015-23030 (July 14, 2015)||Obtained emergent relief compelling the parents of preschool disabled special needs child to cooperate with the reevaluation process|
|D.T. o/b/o L.T. v. Willingboro Twp. Bd. of Educ., 2014 N.J. Agen. LEXIS 750, EDS 9218-14, 9219-14 (October 27, 2014)||Obtained dismissal of parent's due process petition against school district.|
|Glassboro Bd. of Educ. v. Glassboro Educ. Support Prof. Ass’n, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1375, A-5276-12T1 (2014)||Successfully restrained arbitration from an employee grievance over non-renewal of employment|
|N. Burlington Co. Reg’l Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. N.J. Dep’t of Educ., EDU 2799-12, No. 90-14 (Commissioner) (February 4, 2014)||Won the restoration of $1,672,000 in Withheld State Aid|
|L.A. & A.A. o/b/o G.A. v. River Vale Bd. of Educ., 2011 N.J. Agen. LEXIS 202, EDS 11237-10 (April 14, 2011)||Court found school district's IEP offered pre-school child a free and appropriate public education and denied parent's due process petition seeking tuition for unilateral placement, transportation costs, and other items of relief|
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