Legal Services

The Law Office of Carla Loon Leader specializes in Cincinnati education law and offers legal services to Cincinnati students and their parents.

Special Education

Is your child’s public school refusing to initiate an evaluation to determine whether your child qualifies for Ohio special education services? Are you dissatisfied with your child’s IEP or IEP implementation? If so, now is the time to contact the Law Offices of Carla Loon Leader.

  • Evaluation Issues
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and plans
  • 504 accommodation plans
  • Related services such as occupational, speech, and other therapies
  • Private school placement issues
  • Other special education matters
What is An Education Disability?

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  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability

  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness


Is your child having frequent discipline problems at school? Whether these behaviors are a result of an unidentified education disability, a sign of more personal turmoil or typical teenage antics, your child’s public school is required to take action and put interventions in place to improve the behaviors. The Law Office of Carla Loon Leader can assist you in keeping your child in school where he or she belongs. In addition to ensuring that your child’s public school follows all proper procedures pursuant to state and federal law, we advocate for alternative solutions to expulsion that will put your child back on track for achievement and success.

  • Expulsions and expulsion appeals
  • Expulsion of a special needs student
  • Suspensions
  • Behavior contracts
  • Involuntary transfers
  • Other discipline problems


At the Law Office of Carla Loon Leader, we believe that a large part of your child’s ability to obtain an appropriate education is to be free from harassment and bullying. Your child’s public school has a legal responsibility to protect your child from such harassment and provide a safe and secure environment for your child to be successful. If you believe that the school is not providing this safe environment, do not delay. Call us now. We can help.

We can help with many other education law needs, including:

  • Restoring parent access to campus once a parent is excluded
  • Sexual harassment issues at school
  • Discrimination based on age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, and other improper bases
  • Protection of students from bullying or targeting
  • School transfer issues
  • GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) admission
  • Issues with personnel, such as teachers, coaches, campus police and others
  • Student records access and correction of records
  • Attendance and truancy issues
  • Graduation concerns
  • Other problems in the school setting.

It is highly recommended that parents and students seek help from an experienced education attorney when dealing with school problems.

Cincinnati Education Attorney Carla Loon Leader Assists Students Throughout Ohio

The Law Office of Carla Loon Leader is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, but can represent students statewide.

We offer phone or in person consultations and can often resolve many school problems without the need to travel long distances.

There are also many levels of involvement depending on the circumstances, including:

  • Direct representation (attorney retained)
  • Consultation services
  • Acting as a legal advisor (behind the scenes)

When you are ready to set up a consultation, please:

We look forward to hearing from you!