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Igor Raykin

Education Attorney at Aurora, CO

3.6   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About Igor

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Hello, and thanks for taking the time to take a look at my profile.  I'm a former teacher and school administrator who had 10 years of experience in public education prior to becoming an attorney.  Now, I'm part of a law practice that works in many fields, but my prior specialty is education law.  I handle all aspects of education law, including: special education (IEPs and 504 plans), shool discipline, bullying, higher education issues including disputes with collges and universities, and professional licensure.  

 

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, playing music, tennis and spending time with my family, including my two kids.  

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Location

Kishinevsky & Raykin, LLC
2851 S Parker Rd Ste 150
Aurora, CO, 80014-2722

Reviews

3.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Igor and his team are people you want to have on your side. Always accessible and responsive. Always have your back. They are professional in their approach but also caring and concerned. I would recommend this firm without reservation.
Posted by Mel Geselkovich | October 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appeal help
Igor helped me tremendously by looking into an appeal case that is being being filed, he took his time to review everything that was going on in the case and gave me a honest answer as to what to do next and how to navigate. I’m very thankful!
Posted by Ramiro | September 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Raykin is the guy you want in your corner when it comes to special needs children cases. He is such a sweetheart with children but a savage in court. Thanks for helping my child get justice. I highly recommend Igor and his team.
Posted by Matthew | September 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert
I consulted Mr. Raykin regarding a legal matter. Although my case was not his specialty he was incredibly knowledgeable, honest and to the point. He was able to refer me to a colleague and my case was positively handled. Highly recommend.
Posted by Kelly | September 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tremendously helpful
Igor was able to clearly advise us regarding my son's ADA issues at his school. We understood our options and Igor provided great advice to lead us to a favorable conclusion of the issues. If you have educational issues to resolve, Igor is the expert.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgable and professional
Igor is extremely experienced in education law and was able to clearly answer my questions about potential claims against CHSAA. As a lawyer myself, I highly recommend Igor for any education law issues.
Posted by Bullying Recovery Resource Center | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney in Educational Law-School Districts Beware!
Igor is a pit bull. We advocate against many school districts in an effort to defend bullied children across Colorado. Igor is our top attorney in defending bullied children from the bureaucracy of school administrations. Children and families are represented with such zest and passion. He is truly one of the “good guys” and is our definition of an Upstander for families in crisis with schools.
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Posted by Tad | October 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Impressed!
Igor was professional/knowledgeable about process and everything/everyone to do with our case. He gave us sound advice that had a very positive result.
Posted by Kristen | October 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Got us great results!
Igor spent as much time as needed both at consultation and at negotiations. He was thorough and compassionate and got us amazing results.
Posted by Max | January 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgable
I posted a question on AVVO regarding a vehicle getting towed. It had to do with an HOA, and I knew HOA is a tricky subject because basically, they have more power than the Federal Government (sarcastic, but seemingly true when it comes to the law). Instead of the generic "HOA rules the galaxy, just move on with your life" comment I got from other lawyers, Igor had some valuable input about actual towing regulations through the PUC. I emailed him, set a phone appointment, and he gave me a consultation on what my options were, and the means to accomplish those options. He was honest in stating that it would be pointless and not worth the money and time to hire a lawyer, but the information he gave me was invaluable, none-the-less. Igor has been exceptional, and I will definitely keep his contact information on file in the event that I do ever need a lawyer. Thanks, Igor!
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Posted by Tanya | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in education law
I had issues with my son's school and need a lawyer. I found Igor and went for a consultation. At that meeting he told me exactally what he thought about my case and told me how many hours he thought it would take to help my son and he was right, no milking for more hours. He was honest and fothcoming, very punctual with his work, and even was able to take my case on short notice (about two weeks before the mediation) and the outcome was awesome for my son. He really knew what he was asking for and I am glad I had him otherwise my son would not have gotten the services he so desperately needed. This guy is wonderful and knowledgeable!
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Posted by Ms. Morris | December 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest
. I retained Mr. Raykin for problems my daughter and I were tired of dealing with regarding District 12 Five Star Schools and their despicable behavior. When I presented my issues and what I wanted, Igor was honest with what he was able to do and was straight to the point. He offered me options of my next move each step of the way and explained what my best outcome would be with each. Needless to say, I would not have received what I wanted without him. He is knowledgeable and not a push over, exactly what I expect in an attorney... someone who is on the ball. I am not the person that throws 5 stars at a review and call it good... I am particularly critical of services rendered. Igor deserves this rating and my future business if needed. Ms. Morris
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Residency at school appeal
I was denied for my in-state tuition at my school, and I was given a short period of time to appeal. I talked to Igor three days prior the deadline, and he asked to visit him at the office. Then when in a day all of my appeal pocket was strongly prepared and ready to submit. We got that case going well. And thank you guys for the quick action they have taken in my case
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Posted by Kevin | February 27, 2015
Outstanding attorney and firm
Igor Raykin worked with my company to a very successful end in a Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hearing. The results in fact, were actually better than we had initially aimed for, as Igor was able to identify and achieve an even better outcome for the company. Igor worked tirelessly with the opposing legal teams and the PUC throughout the entire process. He went above and beyond our initial level of engagement time and time again to ensure success. We will absolutely use this firm for any and all future legal needs.
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Posted by Laura | February 17, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer
I couldn't have asked for a more friendly, communicative, knowledgeable lawyer to handle my dreaded divorce case. He made me feel extremely comfortable throughout each step of the process and was very understanding about my situation. He answered every question and concern I came to him with immediately and honestly. Not only did Igor make the stress of my divorce process very minimal, but Igor was able to save me a very large sum of money by being precise and efficient when taking care of urgent issues. I recommend Igor for anyone that wants an extraordinarily determined lawyer that will aggressively confront all opposition to win your case!
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2014
High Integrity
Igor was originally hired to assist with gaining momentum with my child's charter school to follow state laws with respect to school suspensions and school transfer. The decision was made to hire Igor based on a discussion with him regarding his experience in the field of Education Law. He acted quickly to resolve the suspension issue and ended up supporting our case with filing a complaint against the charter school with the Colorado Department of Education which has resulted in a state investigation of the school. Igor's background as a school teacher, administrator, and advocate for at-risk youth is an invaluable asset to him as he is working these cases. He has extensive knowledge to apply in understanding due process, as well as effectively working with passion and dedication for the benefit of his under-age clients. Having worked with other attorneys, I would recommend Igor based on his high level of integrity, his professionalism, his knowledge, and his passion for justice.
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Posted by Nicole | July 23, 2014
Great attorney!
Igor has always been available to answer any questions I might have. He's fair and has always looked out for the best interest of my case. I would highly recommend Igor for all your legal needs!
Posted by Jim | May 4, 2014
Mr. Raykin Helped My Special Needs Daughter
Mr. Raykin helped my family tremendously. My daughter is autistic and we wanted to move her to a different elementary school because we were not happy about certain things that were happening at her current school. The school district was very reluctant to fulfill our wishes. Mr. Raykin negotiated with the school district and made it possible for my daughter to change schools. I do not think this would have happened without his involvement. Mr. Raykin was very supportive throughout our dispute. He made the extra effort to talk to my daughter's therapist when we first hired him, which was very beneficial to our case. Mr. Raykin even contacted the school one day because my daughter's teacher was trying to expel my daughter when there was no grounds to do so and he got the situation resolved immediately. I would definitely recommend Mr. Raykin to anyone who needs legal assistance because of a school dispute involving their child.
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Posted by Nicoletta | January 21, 2014
Education Law Super Star
I had issues with my college program demanding unreasonable tasks of me that we're not in line with the course syllabus or the program outline. I tried to resolve these issues on my own through the school's appeal process with no success. Mr. Raykin reviewed my documentation of the demands and the school policy as well as the course syllabus and agreed that the demands were above and beyond the school's policy and outside the course syllabus requirements. Mr. Raykin composed a letter outlining the school'is written policy, the syllabus, and my demands ( to be re admitted into the program without penalties) and negotiated with the school's attorney. This was all done very quickly as I was under time restraints of two weeks due to the next semester starting and I did not want to be delayed yet another year. Mr. Raykin was able to argue my case and achieved all of my requests in the allotted time frame. He kept me up to date with emails and phone calls and discussed options along the way. Mr. Raykin was knowledgable of education policies, procedures, and applicable law which enabled him to resolve my issues in such a timely manner. I regret that I had to seek legal council and that the school was not willing to do what was right he first time around, but I am grateful for Mr. Raykin's advice and assistance in the matter. I would absolutely recommend his services to other students who find themselves up against such bullying from a college official. Mr. Raykin was fair in his charges for services rendered and efficient in regards to handling my case before the rushed deadline.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Was it just a bad day??!?
Igor hung up on me. We spoke for about 15 minutes and then that was it. I couldn't tell him what I wanted as a result because I was asking what my/my kid's rights were first. I have a child in truancy and CPS court due to the school slow-walking and denying continuation and update of 504 Plan from out-of-state before moving to Colorado. Recently, once again, a Colorado school has told me, a single parent, to go homeschool my kid if he/she can't take traditional PE next year. Outrageous. So, I really don't understand the value that Igor can offer. Nothing like this happened in our old state. Are the laws so different? Why is the school hostile? It's inappropriate that Igor expected me to have legal knowledge to quickly explain what we need for education, truancy court and CPS courts despite prior family court trial ordering father to stop undermining child and mother re: child's accepted, diagnosed medical conditions. Isn't it an attorney's job to educate the clients on laws and options for resolution?
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 215-265 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kishinevsky & Raykin
  • 2012 - Present
  • Dean
  • Denver Public Schools
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Teacher
  • Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center
  • 2003 - 2009

Education

  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Metro State College of Denver
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

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Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop
  • Education Law
  • 2014
  • Basic Education Law
  • Education Law
  • 2014
  • Small Business Basics
  • Business Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Igor
Education Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Raykin is widely considered the best education attorney within the Denver legal community. He is polite, friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. I'd recommend him to any family member or friend in need of legal help within his areas of expertise."
Education Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Igor has proven himself as one of the state's top education lawyers and is a formidable negotiator in all areas of practice."
Education Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers on Avvo are always very helpful!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked as opposing counsel with Igor on a matter representing a financial institution. Igor demonstrated a keen understanding of the legal issues, worked diligently to keep his client's fees reasonable, and was a tough but fair negotiator on settlement. I also found Igor to be trustworthy and would not hesitate to recommend a friend to engage him for legal representation. We need more attorneys like him."
Education Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Igor embodies the definition of a "professional.". He is knowledgeable, yet a tenacious advocate for his clients."
Education Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Igor brings both professional experience as well as developed legal knowledge to the area of education law. I don't know many lawyers who practice in this area and I consider Igor to be the most knowledgeable and approachable when it comes to both education law and the practice in general. Igor is a very honest and direct attorney who will not use rhetoric and intimidation to drive up a case. He is an attorney who advocates while never losing sight of actually resolving his clients matters. Igor is genuinely a pleasure to interact with. He is an attorney who both clients and fellow lawyers should feel confident in communicating with."
Education Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"Igor Raykin takes an aggressive but practical and realistic approach to solving difficult problems. He understands the educational system from his prior career and applies those practical experiences to legal problems in the field in a way that few attorneys are really equipped to duplicate. Education is an area where hiring an attorney with specialized knowledge of the system can make a big difference. I would highly recommend Mr. Raykin for disputes and other matters involving students, schools and universities."
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