Protecting Connecticut's Children


     SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR LAWYERS.

      YOU NEED YOUR OWN.

        

       From his office in Ridgefield Gregory Smith pursues the

        interests of children and teens in courts and hearings

        throughout the state.  


        Mr. Smith


  • Brings suits in state court for damages to students from the negligence of school districts and the violence of classmates;  
  • Counsels the victims of bullying and harassment on their rights;  
  • Pursues claims under civil rights laws in state and federal court against school districts for the intentional disregard of sexual harassment of one student by another;  
  • Represents students in hearings conducted by boards of education to consider expulsion for behavior on and off school grounds;  
  • Advocates for special education services in PPT meetings, mediation sessions and due process hearings;  
  • Provides advice to parents on their rights concerning attendance, concussions, medication, and every othertopic;  
  • Defends adolescents in juvenile and criminal court against charges stemming from behavior in and out of school; and  
  • Advises families on the rights enjoyed by students that attend private schools.  
        PRACTICES:

       Bullying

      Discipline

       Discrimination

       Sexual Harassment

       Special Education hearings

      Family and Juvenile courts

       Misdemeanors in criminal court

       Civil litigation in Superior Court

      

       EDUCATION:

       Yale University, BA

       Columbia University, MA

      Boston University, JD

    

       AWARDS:

       2012 Pro Bono Award, CT Bar Assn.