Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941




ISABEL B. EKMAN

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207.253.0540 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Tynan Lawrence




PRACTICE AREAS

School & Education
Disability Law School Employment Special Education

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2009


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association
New Lawyers Section, Board of Governors




PRACTICE AREAS

School & Education
Disability Law School Employment Special Education

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 2009


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association
New Lawyers Section, Board of Governors




Isabel is a member of the firm’s School and Local Government Group. Isabel provides counseling and litigation services on all aspects of school and education law, including special education and disability rights, student discipline, student rights, employment disputes, and investigations. She also reviews and writes policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law and best practices. Isabel represents school districts in administrative hearings and complaints before the Maine Department of Education, as well as in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases before the Maine Human Rights Commission and state and federal courts. Isabel is a frequent presenter at conferences and events related to special education and general school law.

Before joining the firm in 2014, Isabel attended the University of Maine School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Isabel served as Managing Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, worked as a student attorney in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and received both the Maine Association of Public Interest Law fellowship and Cumberland Bar Association fellowship to work with low-income Mainers at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Isabel grew up in Vermont, and, having also spent significant time living in Paris, brings a proficiency in French with her to the firm. She lives in Portland with her husband, also a lawyer.


AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Isabel is a member of the firm’s School and Local Government Group. Isabel provides counseling and litigation services on all aspects of school and education law, including special education and disability rights, student discipline, student rights, employment disputes, and investigations. She also reviews and writes policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal law and best practices. Isabel represents school districts in administrative hearings and complaints before the Maine Department of Education, as well as in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases before the Maine Human Rights Commission and state and federal courts. Isabel is a frequent presenter at conferences and events related to special education and general school law.

Before joining the firm in 2014, Isabel attended the University of Maine School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Isabel served as Managing Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, worked as a student attorney in the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and received both the Maine Association of Public Interest Law fellowship and Cumberland Bar Association fellowship to work with low-income Mainers at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Isabel grew up in Vermont, and, having also spent significant time living in Paris, brings a proficiency in French with her to the firm. She lives in Portland with her husband, also a lawyer.


AWARDS

  • New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star
NEWS

Thirty Nine Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Ranked in the 2017 New England Super Lawyers List
November 1, 2017

Drummond Woodsum Announces Two New Attorneys Have Joined the Firm
9/2/2014

ARTICLES

Supreme Court to Hear Two Important Special Education Cases
Fall 2016

I Agreed to What?! When Special Education Written Notices Become Binding
Summer 2016

Federal Court in Oregon Weighs in on Student Discipline and Off-Campus Online Threats
Summer 2015

PRESENTATIONS

USM EDU 678 School Law
Summer 2018


2018 Seminar for School and District Secretaries, Special Education Secretaries, and Administrative Assistants
April 3-4, 2018


Making the Grade in Special Education: Measuring Success, Eligibility, and the Delivery of FAPE in a Standards World
December 2, 2016


Maine School Law Summer Institute
July 26-29, 2016



NEWS

Thirty Nine Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Ranked in the 2017 New England Super Lawyers List
November 1, 2017

Drummond Woodsum Announces Two New Attorneys Have Joined the Firm
9/2/2014

ARTICLES

Supreme Court to Hear Two Important Special Education Cases
Fall 2016

I Agreed to What?! When Special Education Written Notices Become Binding
Summer 2016

Federal Court in Oregon Weighs in on Student Discipline and Off-Campus Online Threats
Summer 2015

PRESENTATIONS

USM EDU 678 School Law
Summer 2018


2018 Seminar for School and District Secretaries, Special Education Secretaries, and Administrative Assistants
April 3-4, 2018


Making the Grade in Special Education: Measuring Success, Eligibility, and the Delivery of FAPE in a Standards World
December 2, 2016


Maine School Law Summer Institute
July 26-29, 2016






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