Randall Farmer, a member of GDCR’s Education Law practice group, has more than 20 years of experience advising school districts. He works with large and small school districts throughout the state of Georgia. He works regularly with clients such as Clayton County School District and Marietta City School District.
He also has represented school districts throughout the state of Georgia, including but not limited to the Fulton County School District, Cobb County School District, DeKalb County School District, Cherokee County School District, Thomas County School District, Sumter County School District, Burke County School District, Mitchell County School District, Tift County School District, Murray County School District, Walker County School District, Randolph County School District, Hancock County School District, Elbert County School District, and Lanier County School District.
In terms of litigation, Mr. Farmer has successfully handled Title VII claims, claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claims under the Family Medical Leave Act, Section 504 claims, ADEA claims, Fair Dismissal Act cases, Fair Labor Standards Act cases, Title IX claims, tort claims, contract claims, First Amendment cases, Fourth Amendment cases, False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution claims, and allegations of Open Records Act violations.
He provides legal advice to school districts on Title IX investigations, Title VI investigation, EEOC investigations, risk management issues, personal injury claims, FERPA confidentiality issues, contractual issues, procurement issues, student issues, and compliance with the Open Records Act. Mr. Farmer is also the primary contact for the firm for a major insurance company on school district liability claims.
Mr. Farmer also provides legal advice to school districts on a variety of special education issues, including IEP meeting attendance, drafting responses to complaints to the Georgia Department of Education, drafting responses to complaints to the Office of Civil Rights, and defending school districts at due process hearing requests.
He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia, School of Law’ his M. Ed. from Harvard University and his B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is admitted in the following courts: Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, U.S. Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.