Practice Areas

YM&C provides legal counsel for every aspect of charter school law.

Charter Litigation


YM&C has been representing California charter schools in litigation matters since the inception of the Charter School Act in 1992. There are few areas of litigation with which we have not assisted the charter school community over these years. Our team is highly regarded in the legal community and has successfully represented charter schools at all levels of California state and federal courts as well as in mediations, arbitrations, and administrative hearings. YM&C has been involved in almost all of the seminal court cases shaping the legal landscape for charter schools.

Our four offices assist in covering disputes in all locales. Our goal is to strategically analyze each dispute to determine a cost effective approach to resolution. We are proud of the successes we have had on behalf of California’s charter schools. If your school has a dispute that requires the attention of highly experienced charter school litigators, our Charter Litigation team is available to you.



  • Charter petition denial
  • Charter renewal denial
  • Charter approval attack
  • Charter revocation
  • Local district and State audit
  • Prop. 39 facilities rights
  • School facility location disputes
  • Personnel disputes
  • Employee layoff and dismissal disputes
  • Employment claims
  • Discrimination actions
  • Wrongful termination lawsuits
  • Civil rights actions
  • Personal injury
  • Breach of Contract
  • Real Estate property disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Grand Jury investigations
  • Charter School Act interpretation
  • Writ of Mandate actions
  • Declaratory Relief actions
  • Student rights issues
  • Public v. Private status of charter schools
  • Defense of actions by school districts,county boards of education, State Board of Education
  • Business litigation
  • Funding disputes
  • Parent Empowerment Act
  • Title IX gender discrimination
  • Commercial unlawful detainer
  • Defense of Brown Act, Public Records Act
  • Employee grievance disputes
  • Unfair practice charges
  • Student expulsion
  • Special education proceedings
  • Landlord dispute litigation
  • Zoning and entitlement issues
  • Small claims advise and preparation

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