Janelle A. Ruley


LOS ANGELES OFFICE | 916.646.1400 Ext. 225

Janelle Ruley has been an ardent charter rights advocate since 2007 and has assisted in the establishment or continued operation of hundreds of charter schools. Janelle’s primary focus is on charter development, renewal and revocation defense. She has represented charter schools in numerous venues, including before administrative agencies, the courts, school districts, county boards of education, and the State Board of Education.

In her daily practice, Janelle regularly counsels clients regarding charter development, charter petition appeals, charter material revisions, drafting MOUs, negotiations with granting agencies, compliance with public transparency laws and related policy development, as well as Local Control Funding Formula/LCAP issues, student admissions, lottery requirements and a wide range of safe school issues.

Janelle is a frequent presenter at CCSA-sponsored events, as well as the annual APLUS+ Conference.



  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

  • Dartmouth College (B.A.)

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