Michael D. Deariso
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Michael D. Deariso

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Michael D. Deariso
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Michael Deariso is a member of GDCR’s Education Law team and helps Georgia school boards, administrators and instructors respond to the legal and regulatory challenges facing school districts today.

Education
J.D., University of Georgia, School of Law
B.B.A., Georgia State University
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia (Member)
  • Cobb Bar Association (Member)
  • Georgia Aquarium’s Volunteer Dive Team (Member)
  • USA Boxing (Chair, Ethics Committee)
Education
J.D., University of Georgia, School of Law
B.B.A., Georgia State University
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Mr. Deariso advises school districts on development and oversight of policies and procedures; compliance with federal, state, and Department of Education requirements and regulations; student issues; discipline; the Open Records Act; and FERPA confidentiality issues.

Additionally, Mr. Deariso represents school districts in lawsuits brought in both state and federal courts. He also represents school districts in special education matters such as IEP development and due process hearings.

He began his career as an Assistant Solicitor General in Cobb County before going into private practice.

Education
J.D., University of Georgia, School of Law
B.B.A., Georgia State University
Admissions
Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit