Attorney Courtney Bhatt’s practice is focused on business defense litigation and administrative law. She represents and defends businesses in many types of matters, including breach of contract, LLC member disputes, and intellectual property. In administrative law cases, she represents employers before municipal, state, and federal agencies in matters including employment and claims of discrimination. Courtney also represents clients in education and school law matters, including providing assistance regarding School District compliance and representation of special needs clients with IEP related issues.
Courtney received a bachelor’s degree in History from Dartmouth College, and has the unique distinction of being one of the first set of identical triplets to successfully graduate from the Ivy League College. In addition, Courtney received a Mellam Family Foundation Scholarship for outstanding community service and academic achievement. Courtney then attended and graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law. In addition to her Juris Doctor degree, she also earned a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. While at Pepperdine, Courtney served as the lead student advocate for the Pepperdine Special Education Advocacy Clinic. She also worked as a judicial extern at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining MDK Law, Courtney practiced in the areas of special education law and workers compensation and employment defense in the Los Angeles area.
Courtney is originally from Southern California. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and their young daughter in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate in Dispute Resolution||Pepperdine University||2011|
|Mellam Family Foundation Scholar||Mellam Family Foundation Scholarship||2005|
|Associate Attorney||MDK Law||2015 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Hanna Brophy Maclean Mcaleer & Jensen LLP||2013 - 2014|
|Special Education Advocate||Pepperdine School Of Law||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Loren Miller Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Dartmouth Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section||Does Federal Jurisdiction Exist Over a Petition to Compel Arbitration?||2011|
|ADR Times||Cross-Cultural Conflict in a Special Education Dispute||2011|
|Pepperdine Univ SOL||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Dartmouth Coll||AB - Applied Baccalaureate||2007|
|IEP Training for Parents||Manifestation Determinations: When does a change of placement occur?||2015|
|Parent Training at Orange County Regional Center||"You Have the Right to Complain." A Brief Introduction to Compliance Complaints for Parents of Special Needs Children.||2010|
|Yanlu Liu v. Great Ocean Capital Holding, LLC||Judgment in favor of Client. Affirmed on Appeal on October 15, 2018.|
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