Mr. Farmer works regularly with clients such as Clayton County School District, Cobb County School District, DeKalb County School District and Marietta City School District. He has also represented over fifteen (15) school districts throughout the state of Georgia.
He has successfully handled Title VII claims, Fair Dismissal Act cases, Fair Labor Standards Act cases, investigation of ethics violations, contract disputes, First Amendment cases, Fourth Amendment cases, False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution claims, allegations of open records act violations, student disciplinary hearings, Title VI investigations from the Office for Civil Rights, and charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
He provides legal advice to school districts on procurement matters, risk management issues, personal injury claims, FERPA confidentiality 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.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Farmer worked as a public school teacher for four years in Atlanta Public Schools.