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Jessica Sara Sanchez

Education Attorney at Mesa, AZ

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2007
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I am a partner with the law  firm Udall Shumway PLC in Mesa, Arizona.  I  focus my  practice primarily in  the area of education law, representing school districts and charter schools throughout the State.  In addition to my time at Udall Shumway, I have served as an in-house legal counsel and as the general counsel for three school districts.  I have experience providing legal advice and representation to school districts on a broad range of matters including, but not limited to, special education, student discipline, student rights, employment matters, Open Meeting Law, public records, policy review, contracts, and governing board liability issues. I have conducted many in-service training programs on a variety of topics, such as the IDEA, Section 504, staff ethics, public records, student records, bullying, hazing, student discipline, and child abuse reporting guidelines. Additionally, I have presented a variety of seminars for the National Business Institute, MEDS-PDN, and the Arizona School Boards Association.

Location

Udall Shumway PLC
1138 North Alma School Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ, 85201
Udall Shumway PLC
Phoenix Office (Tatum & Shea)
Phoenix, AZ, 85028
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tri-District Legal Counsel
  • Tempe Tri-District Legal Office
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2008 - 2013
  • In-house Staff Attorney
  • Scottsdale Unified School District
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Scottsdale Unified School District
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Board of Governors
  • 2017 - Present
  • National School Boards Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arizona School Board Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arizona Council of School Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present
  • National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2016
  • State Bar Appointments Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, Leadership Institute (BLI)
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • Executive Officer
  • 2008 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer Under 40 Award
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Emerging Leader
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association of Arizona
  • 2013
  • Selected for 2012 Bar Leadership Institute (BLI)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2012
  • Top 10 Law Firm (24 attys or fewer)
  • Arizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business
  • 2012
  • Top 10 Law Firm (24 attys or fewer)
  • Arizona Business Magazine: Ranking Arizona - The Best of Arizona Business
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Charter School Monthly
  • “Understanding the Important Distinctions Between Section 504 and the IDEA” – Part II of II (Co-author)
  • 2011
  • Charter School Monthly
  • “Understanding the Important Distinctions Between Section 504 and the IDEA” – Part I of II (Co-author)
  • 2011
  • Charter School Monthly
  • “Considerations Regarding Behavior: Part Three” (Co-author)
  • 2010
  • Charter School Monthly
  • “Considerations Regarding Behavior: Part Two” (Co-author)
  • 2010
  • Charter School Monthly
  • “Considerations Regarding Behavior: Part One” (Co-author)
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona School Board Association Conference
  • Appropriately Addressing Difficult Parents and Avoiding Retaliation Claims
  • 2013
  • Arizona School Board Association Conference
  • What Do I Do When…
  • 2013
  • 1st Annual Special Education for Charter Schools Seminar
  • Difficult Parents and Advocates
  • 2013
  • Sizzlin’ Summer Legal Conference
  • Child Abuse and Other Statutory Reporting Requirements
  • 2012
  • Sizzlin’ Summer Legal Conference
  • Education Law Hodge Podge
  • 2012
  • School Defenses to Common Lawsuits
  • Curriculum Disputes Including Case Law Updates
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • Laws Governing Student Bullying
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • School Bullying: A Legal Primer
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute
  • Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights
  • 2012
  • Arizona School Boards Association
  • Say What (Again) ?!?! New Ways the Things You Say or Don’t Say Can Land Your District in Hot Water
  • 2012
  • Arizona School Administrators Association
  • Avoiding The Penn State Tragedy: What You Need to Know About Fulfilling Your Legal Responsibilities and Protecting Students
  • 2012
  • Arizona Charter Schools Association 2012
  • Say What?!?! 15 Phrases/Scenarios That Can Land Your Charter School in Hot Water
  • 2012
  • Scottsdale Unified School District
  • Say What?!?! 15 Phrases/Scenarios That Can Land Your District in Hot Water & 15 Tips to Avoiding These Common Pitfalls
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute
  • Managing Behavioral Issues for Special Needs Students
  • 2011
  • The Trust
  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
  • 2010
  • Scottsdale Unified School District
  • The T-Shirt as Free Speech Canvas: How Far Can Students Go?
  • 2010
  • Raising Special Kids
  • Behavior Management and Student Discipline
  • 2010
  • National Business Institute
  • Living With and Abiding by the IDEA
  • 2010
  • 2009 ASBA Law Conference
  • What Process Is Due? The Law of Student Discipline from the Board Member’s Perspective
  • 2009
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Education Attorney | Mar 07
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"Jessica is a well prepared, diligent and very knowledgeable attorney. I have worked with her on a number of cases, and I can recommend her without hesitation."
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Mesa Education Lawyer Jessica Sara Sanchez
Jessica Sara Sanchez
Education Attorney
Mesa, AZ
Licensed for 17 years