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Teitelbaum, Mitchell Lasher

Mitch T – A New Addition To Our Team

Mitch comes to Windsor law as an extremely proficient and experienced education law attorney and trial attorney after overseeing the legal department for the School District of Manatee for almost a decade. He was the Assistant Superintendent of Administration.

Mitch was one of the most cross-trained individuals in the school district. Mitchell was the attorney in charge of the Legal Department. He also oversaw Public Records, Charter Schools, and Risk Management as well as the Office of Professional Standards. Mitchell also launched and oversaw the entire Guardian Program after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. He took immense pride training every class of guardians.

One of the most filling responsibilities was Mitchell's role as an Exceptional Student Education Attorney. Assisting the school district on countless IEP meetings, 504 Plan meetings, Manifestation Determination meetings, Behavioral reassignment meetings, Parenting issues, and Court proceedings.

Mitchell proudly has certifications from Florida State University in Public Records, Sunshine Laws, and Ethics. Mitchell is a master of FERPA and educational records of students. Also, he has expertise in the new Parental Bill of Rights. He often defended numerous complaints filed against the School District, including Office of Civil Rights, State Complaints and complaints from the Florida Department of Education Office of the Inspector General.

Mitch was born and raised in California then moved to NY where he obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from New York University and earned the Founders Day Award, for the highest scholastic preferment by New York University. Mitchell also obtained his master's degree in liberal arts from New York University. Mitchell graduated cum laude from his law school Yeshiva University.

Mitchell is one of the few attorneys in the Country to be admitted to the California Bar, New York Bar and Florida Bar.

Prior to moving from NY to Florida, Mitch served as House Counsel to American International Group, the largest insurance company in the world as a trial attorney. Mitchell also worked for Eagle Insurance Company defending clients in numerous motor vehicle and property cases. Mitchell also had the pleasure to work for State Farm Insurance Company as their trial attorney. Mitch routinely tried cases in the hardest venues in New York.

Mitchell went into private practice and served as a Partner of Torino & Bernstein. Mitchell oversaw the New York City Housing Authority Account for almost a decade. He successfully tried countless cases for the firm.

Proudly married to his gorgeous wife Joanna for over thirty years. He takes considerable pride in her being a Realtor and the Top Producer in the region for Keller Williams on the Water.

Mitch and Joanna raised three children. They are proud of having two children who are teachers. One who even specializes in Exceptional Student Education, the other in Elementary Education. Mitchell's other son is also a realtor.

Attorney Teitelbaum's school district experience and litigation background makes him an ideal addition to Windsor Law. His unique skills are a complement to all our staff and tremendous benefit for our clients.

  • Education Law 50%
  • Mediations and Arbitrations 10%
  • Student discipline issues and student dismissals 10%
  • Discrimination against students- colleges and universities 15%
  • Discrimination against students k-12 15%
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • NYU, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Florida, 2009
  • California, 1990
  • New York, 1991
  • School District of Manatee County, Assistant Superintendent, 2014 to 2023
  • Torino & Bernstein, P.C., Partner & Trial Attorney, 1998 to 2014
  • NYU's Founders Day Award
  • Superintendent's Coin of Excellence Award- Six Time Winner

Honors

  • NYU’s Founders Day Award, 1986
  • Superintendent’s Coin of Excellence Award- Six Time Winner, 2014 – 2018
  • New York State Fraternal Order of Police, 2007 to 2023
  • The Use, Abuse and Misuse of Notices to Admit, New York Law Journal, August 26, 1998
  • Medical Marijuana in Schools, USA Today & TCPalm
  • School District of Manatee County
  • New York City Housing Authority
  • Burger King
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Simon Property Group
  • Syznalo v. Barretti Carting Corp., 304 A.D.2d 558., 2003, AD2dNY, 2002
  • Florida School Board Attorney Association, FSBAA Attorney, 2014 to Present
  • New York State Fraternal Order of Police, Police Attorney, 2007 to Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Licensed Real Estate Florida
  • Superintendent Rick M. Mills
  • Board Member Scott Hopes
  • Board Member Chad Choate
  • Board Member Charlie Kennedy
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese