Providing Innovative &
Farmington Hills, MI 48335-1165
Education Law & Mediation and Arbitration in Farmington Hills,
Laura A. Athens, Attorney and Mediator, PLC
in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is the best resource to call when you
need representation in an education or disability law case. Ms.
Athens takes extreme pride in providing you with the best
representation in the local market today.
Make sure you have the most qualified person on your side. Ms.
Athens is an attorney and mediator who handles your special education,
discipline, expulsion, bullying, and civil rights issues with
competence and compassion.
Ms. Athens is extremely confidential and has access to all your records to
bring your case to a successful close. She takes a proactive approach when
it comes to resolving school conflicts. She represents those who are
seeking special education programming or services and those facing
disciplinary or expulsions hearing.
Disability Law Equally Access Law & Inclusion
Gain the protection you need to get equal access and fair treatment.
Ms. Athens provides her services to people seeking guardianship for
developmentally disabled individuals, including power of attorney.
Ms. Athens puts her helping hand forward to those who need special
education placement and services, such as inclusion, early intervention
and transition services, speech, occupational and physical therapies,
private placement, behavior intervention planning and positive behavioral
support. She represents students and their families in Individualized
Education Program (IEP), Section 504 and behavior intervention planning
meetings. In addition, she provides legal representation at resolutions
sessions, mediation, due process hearings and in federal court.
Disability Rights Law
Disability disputes arise in different contexts, such as the
college, university, private school and day care settings as well as in
vocational rehabilitation matters. Ms. Athens assists you in obtaining
the services you need and also serves as a mediator assisting both parties
to reach mutually satisfactory and enduring outcomes.
Mediation & Arbitration
In mediation, Ms. Athens brings the key players together to discuss
their interests and concerns and brainstorm options. She helps the
parties problem solve and work collaboratively to reach mutually
satisfactory resolutions that are sustainable. With Ms. Athens
assistance, the parties are able to identify creative solutions and craft
their own unique agreement that meets the interests of all parties
involved. As a result of the mediation process, innovative and enduring
resolutions are reached.
In arbitration, Ms. Athens offers a more expeditious and less
expensive alternative to litigation. Arbitration also offers a private
and confidential process for resolving disputes. Arbitration is useful
when the parties want to avoid court proceedings and when mediation is
unlikely to result in a resolution because there is no "middle ground."
In arbitration, the parties can craft their own arbitration
process and save time, energy and resources. During arbitration, Ms.
Athens reviews relevant documents, hears testimony of witnesses and
renders a fair and just decision in an expeditious manner.
Ms. Athens specializes in a variety of circumstances, including:
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more information about her
quality representation services.
Member of Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan