Marisa  Montenegro

Associate | Los Angeles

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mmontenegro@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 213.929.1066
Fax: 213.929.1077
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Overview

Marisa Montenegro is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Los Angeles office. Her practice is focused on the special education and student aspects of education law. Ms. Montenegro provides legal guidance to school districts on a variety of special education and general education matters, and assists clients through a range of human resources issues.

Experience

Ms. Montenegro is experienced in reviewing and responding to special education due process complaints, participating in resolution sessions, mediations, and drafting settlement agreements. She represents school districts through all stages of the Individualized Education Program process. She often drafts prior written notices and responds to compliance complaints.

She has also drafted documents for education clients related to the Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Special Education Due Process Hearings.

Education

Ms. Montenegro was awarded her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School with a Certificate in Children’s Rights. She earned a Master of Arts in Special Education with a Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist Credential. Her undergraduate degree was earned from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Federal Agencies Withdraw Previously Issued Guidance On The Nondiscriminatory Administration Of School Discipline

By: Sloan SimmonsMarisa Montenegro-

February 2019 Number 9 The United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Department of Justice (DOJ) have withdrawn their 2014 joint Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline, which provided recommendations and guidance on remediating disproportionate student discipline of minority and disabled students. The stated justification for the agencies' reversal is that implementation of the 2014 DCL resulted in schools easin...

School Resource Officers Try to Teach Students a Lesson – and It Backfires

By: Thomas MannielloMarisa Montenegro-

November 2018 Number 77 In Scott v. County of San Bernardino (9th Cir.) 903 F.3d 943, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court's summary judgment in favor of three students in an action alleging that two Sheriff's deputies arrested a group of middle school students in violation of their Fourth Amendment rights and state law. The group of female students were handcuffed, arrested, and transported to the Sheriff's station after a series of bullying and assault incidents ...