jballum@reedsmith.com

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Jason's practice focuses on the representation of public school boards. Jason has particular expertise in representing school boards in disputes regarding special education, which is a public school board's most common source of litigation and state and federal regulatory investigations. Jason also represents school boards in the areas of: student discipline, student privacy and records, policy development, employment, and constitutional law issues. Jason has experience in state and federal court litigation, due process hearings, all manner of school-related administrative hearings, and he represents school boards during state and federal government investigations and enforcement proceedings. Jason is a regular presenter at state-wide and national conferences on legal issues that impact public school boards.

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2003, J.D., Dillard Writing Fellow; Editorial Board of Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law
  • Colgate University, 1997, B.A., Psychology and Educational Studies (with high honors), cum laude, US Rowing Collegiate All-American

  • Virginia

  • State Supreme Court - Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia School Boards Association, Counsel of School Attorneys
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond and Tri Cities, Board Member