Chrissy Hamiel is a Shareholder and Chair of the School Law Section where she concentrates her practice on assisting school districts on all aspects of law surrounding education. Chrissy provides advice and guidance to districts on challenging legal matters involving students, educators, staff, administrators and school boards, and provides creative and resourceful solutions to the most challenging issues facing schools today. Chrissy regularly works with school districts on student issues, daily management and operational concerns, pupil special education and accommodation matters, and employment matters. Chrissy is also uniquely experienced with public records, open meetings, board policy, annual meetings, and other issues facing school boards.
Chrissy’s experience with student matters includes Title IX, FERPA, IDEA, student discipline and expulsions, special education, constitutional rights, and student and athletic codes of conduct. She regularly advises school districts and other local government entities on employee matters arising under the wage and hour and employment discrimination laws. Chrissy’s practice includes service and vendor contracting, as well as assisting clients with strategically managing crisis situations and communications.
Chrissy’s litigation practice extends to federal courts and administrative bodies. Chrissy is also a frequent lecturer and contributor of materials to WASBO, WASB and other school-related organizations.
Chrissy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) and a member of State Bar of Wisconsin, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, and the Milwaukee Bar Association.