Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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




JAMES A. OSHAUGHNESSY

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603.716.2895 Ext. 223 Phone
603.716.2899 Fax

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1001 Elm Street, Suite 303
Manchester, NH 03101-1845


Assistant: Darnell Filleul




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Collective Bargaining
School & Education
School Employment

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Hamilton College, B.A.


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

New Hampshire Bar Association Labor & Employment and Municipal Sections

New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys

National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys

The Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

New Hampshire Bar Journal Advisory Board
  Member


New Hampshire Bar Legislation Committee
  Member


Kimball Jenkins Estate, Paint the Town Committee
  Member


New Hampshire Bar Foundation & New Hampshire Bar Association, Civics in Action
  Ambassador


Daniel Webster Scholar Selection Committee
  Member




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Collective Bargaining
School & Education
School Employment

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Hamilton College, B.A.


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

New Hampshire Bar Association Labor & Employment and Municipal Sections

New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys

National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys

The Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

New Hampshire Bar Journal Advisory Board
  Member


New Hampshire Bar Legislation Committee
  Member


Kimball Jenkins Estate, Paint the Town Committee
  Member


New Hampshire Bar Foundation & New Hampshire Bar Association, Civics in Action
  Ambassador


Daniel Webster Scholar Selection Committee
  Member




Jim O'Shaughnessy focuses his practice on the representation of public school districts and school boards, and other educational institutions, including charter schools and child care centers, in all aspects of school law, including employment and labor law, and special education.

Jim’s practice involves all aspects school law, including board representation and governance, school district organization and finance, policy development and implementation, special education and student disabilities, and student discipline. Jim frequently advises schools boards and superintendents regarding New Hampshire’s Right to Know Law, crisis management and student and school safety, constitutional rights of students and school employees, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. He conducts seminars and trainings on a variety of topics, including school district organization and board governance, effective teacher evaluations, staff misconduct investigations, employees’ and students’ rights under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments, collective bargaining, bullying and cyberbullying, and Section 504 and the IDEA.

Jim represents public employers at the bargaining table, in grievance arbitration proceedings and mediation, in state and federal court proceedings, and before administrative agencies, including the Public Employee Labor Relations Board and the Department of Education.

Jim was a presenter at the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Bradley F. Kidder Education Law Conference as well as the 2015 New Hampshire School Board's Association Training on the Board's Role in Personnel Actions, Hearings, and Decisions, and the 2012 New Hampshire School Administrators Association Collective Bargaining Retreat. Jim also serves as an instructor for the all day Current Legal Issues in Special Education workshop offered by the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Jim authored the New Hampshire Bar Journal Article: Is Cyber-Bullying the Next “Columbine”: Can New Hampshire Schools Prevent Cyber-Bullying and Avoid Liability?

Jim graduated from Hamilton College and in the top ten percent of his class from the University of New Hampshire School Of Law. While in law school, he participated in the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a rigorous two-year honors program.



REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & MATTERS

  • Baer v. N.H. Dep't of Educ.

  • Avery v. N.H. Dep't of Educ

  • Appeal of Michael Silverstein


  • PUBLICATIONS

    • Is Cyber Bullying the next Columbine: Can New Hampshire Schools Prevent Cyber-Bullying and Avoid Liability , New Hampshire Bar Journal (Spring 2011)


    Jim O'Shaughnessy focuses his practice on the representation of public school districts and school boards, and other educational institutions, including charter schools and child care centers, in all aspects of school law, including employment and labor law, and special education.

    Jim’s practice involves all aspects school law, including board representation and governance, school district organization and finance, policy development and implementation, special education and student disabilities, and student discipline. Jim frequently advises schools boards and superintendents regarding New Hampshire’s Right to Know Law, crisis management and student and school safety, constitutional rights of students and school employees, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. He conducts seminars and trainings on a variety of topics, including school district organization and board governance, effective teacher evaluations, staff misconduct investigations, employees’ and students’ rights under the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments, collective bargaining, bullying and cyberbullying, and Section 504 and the IDEA.

    Jim represents public employers at the bargaining table, in grievance arbitration proceedings and mediation, in state and federal court proceedings, and before administrative agencies, including the Public Employee Labor Relations Board and the Department of Education.

    Jim was a presenter at the 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Bradley F. Kidder Education Law Conference as well as the 2015 New Hampshire School Board's Association Training on the Board's Role in Personnel Actions, Hearings, and Decisions, and the 2012 New Hampshire School Administrators Association Collective Bargaining Retreat. Jim also serves as an instructor for the all day Current Legal Issues in Special Education workshop offered by the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Jim authored the New Hampshire Bar Journal Article: Is Cyber-Bullying the Next “Columbine”: Can New Hampshire Schools Prevent Cyber-Bullying and Avoid Liability?

    Jim graduated from Hamilton College and in the top ten percent of his class from the University of New Hampshire School Of Law. While in law school, he participated in the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a rigorous two-year honors program.



    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & MATTERS

  • Baer v. N.H. Dep't of Educ.

  • Avery v. N.H. Dep't of Educ

  • Appeal of Michael Silverstein


  • PUBLICATIONS



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