Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
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

Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
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

Health Care
HIPAA Compliance
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.  Isabel also represents healthcare providers on issues involving HIPAA compliance.

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, Schools and Education, Rising Star 2017-2019
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.  Isabel also represents healthcare providers on issues involving HIPAA compliance.

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, Schools and Education, Rising Star 2017-2019

    PRESENTATIONS

  • 2019 Maine Special Education Law Summer Institute
    July 9-12, 2019
  • USM EDU 678 School Law
    Summer 2018
  • 2018 Seminar for School and District Secretaries, Special Education Secretaries, and Administrative Assistants
    April 3-4, 2018
  • Annual Special Education Summit
    December 1, 2017
  • 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
  • Maine Special Education Law Institute
    July 12-15, 2016
  • Goodbye NCLB…Hello Every Student Succeeds Act
    March 25, 2016
  • The Worst in Special Education! – presented in partnership with MADSEC
    December 4, 2015
  • Maintaining Order in Schools: Can Schools Still Discipline Students?
    October 22, 2015
  • The Essentials of School Safety: A Comprehensive Approach to the Law and Policy
    September 11, 2015




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