Kaitlyn M. Tucker

Associate | Sacramento

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ktucker@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 916.329.7433
Fax: 916.329.9050
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Overview

Kaitlyn M. Tucker is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. Ms. Tucker primarily represents public school district clients on issues related to special education and student matters.

Experience

Ms. Tucker represent local educational agencies in all aspects of due process proceedings with the Office of Administrative Hearings, including resolution sessions, mediations, settlement negotiations, and hearings. She regularly assists clients with responding to complaints filed with the California Department of Education and the Office of Civil Rights. Ms. Tucker also represents and advises districts through the IEP and 504 process, including attending IEP meetings, reviewing assessments, drafting prior written notices, and ensuring compliance.

Ms. Tucker frequently provides guidance and represents school districts with student discipline-related matters, including expulsion hearings. She also assists school districts with proactive measure to avoid disputes, including policy and procedure reviews and assisting with alternative dispute resolution sessions. Her professional experience includes working with the California College Guidance Initiative, the Office of Fair Housing and Equity, and the Office of Senate Counsel.

Education

Ms. Tucker earned her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University. While in law school, Ms. Tucker was a member of the International Refugee Association, the Women's Caucus and the Human Rights Caucus.

Episode 55 Special Education - Private Schools and Alternatives to Public School Placements

By: Lauri ArrowsmithKaitlyn Tucker-

In the wake of COVID-19, many families have experienced or explored new ways for their children to receive education. Lozano Smith attorneys Lauri Arrowsmith and Kaitlyn Tucker will examine the recent trend of more parents seeking alternative placements for their children with disabilities and how educational agencies should handle such requests, including those seeking placement at a private or home school. This episode will also address recent case law in the past year which provides meaningful directives on this issue.