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About Gutierrez, Perry & Villarreal, LLP

Gutierrez, Perry & Villarreal (“GPV”) was founded on a desire to work with school districts, county offices of education, special education local plan areas, charter schools and other local educational agencies (“LEA”), on a personal and professional level, with a focus on the individual needs and goals of each LEA.  At GPV, we specialize in student and special education matters.  GPV is about preventative legal strategies and an ability to think outside the box.  We are a dedicated legal team that brings a unique perspective and unparalleled understanding of how LEAs operate, enabling us to provide legal advice and suggest solutions in an understandable and practical way.

Founding Partners

areas of expertise

Practice Areas

Special Education

Each founding partner at GPV practices in the area of special education.  Our collective experience spans over forty years.  We assist LEAs with a wide variety of special education issues including responding to complaints before the California Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the Office of Administrative Hearings, including appeals of same.  We also assist LEAs by attending IEP team meetings, providing case analysis, as well as providing personalized professional development and trainings.  Our expansive knowledge of the law, understanding of how LEAs operate, and our commitment to personalized service, set us apart from other law firms.

GPV assists LEAs with a wide array of student matters.  We have expertise in student discipline, student transfers (inter and intradistrict transfers), as well as student fees, Section 504, bullying and harassment complaints, student records, annual notices, SARB issues, immunizations, Uniform Complaints, COVID-19, grade and records challenges, and Public Records Act requests among many other areas.

Investigations

At GPV, we recognize the challenges and time constraints associated with LEA investigations, whether the investigation involves student discipline, sexual harassment, bullying, or other matters. We also understand the need for an impartial third party to conduct investigations, depending upon the unique circumstances. With our training and experience, we are well-versed in handling complex and sensitive matters that often arise during investigations. Our utmost priority is to provide practical and considerate support to our clients, ensuring the comfort of both staff, students, and all parties involved throughout the process.

We offer comprehensive assistance during any phase of your investigation. Whether it be meticulously reviewing witness statements, providing recommendations based upon our findings, offering guidance on procedural requirements, or even undertaking the entire investigation from start to finish. Our goal is to alleviate the burden on your team and facilitate a thorough and fair resolution.

Now more than ever, LEAs are re-examining their special education programs. They are looking into new curriculum, training for staff, and a better way to serve their students. That is where GPV comes in. With our unique backgrounds in education, experience working with LEAs for over 40 years, knowledge gained through litigation, and information learned in partnering with LEAs, we are able to assist LEAs in program review and re-organization. We work with you to craft solutions to your programming needs through site visits, staff interviews, file reviews, and an understanding of each LEA’s goals and limitations. We provide the hands-on support you need to make sure that your LEA is organized in a fashion that meets the needs of your students today, tomorrow, and next year.

With our unique backgrounds in education, experience working with LEAs for over 40 years, knowledge gained through litigation, and information learned in partnering with LEAs, we are able to assist LEAs in program review and re-organization.

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