Education Law That Changes Lives

Mitchell Teitelbaum: A Trailblazer in Education Law and Litigation

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2024 | Firm News

Education is the cornerstone of a prosperous society, ensuring that the future generation is well-equipped to contribute positively to the world. However, the realm of education is not without its complexities, and there are times when legal matters and disputes arise. Mitchell Teitelbaum, a distinguished attorney with a wealth of experience in education law and litigation. His journey as a legal expert in the f has earned him a reputation as a trailblazer and a crucial asset to the Windsor Law firm.

Education and Legal Background

Mitchell Teitelbaum’s impressive journey began with a strong educational foundation. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, graduating cum laude. His dedication to academics was evident during his undergraduate years, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New York University, receiving the prestigious Founders Day Award for his academic excellence. Additionally, Mitchell holds a master’s degree in liberal arts from New York University, further demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning.

What sets Mitch apart is his unique distinction as one of the few attorneys admitted to the California Bar, New York Bar, and Florida Bar. This multi-state admission reflects his diverse legal expertise, allowing him to navigate complex legal landscapes with ease.

Professional Experience

Before transitioning to the field of education law, Mitchell Teitelbaum honed his legal skills in various capacities. He served as House Counsel to American International Group, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, where he worked as a trial attorney. During this time, he gained invaluable experience defending clients in numerous motor vehicle and property cases. His legal career also included a tenure at Eagle Insurance Company, where he continued to excel in defending clients in various legal matters.

Following his years in insurance defense, Mitchell joined State Farm Insurance Company as their trial attorney. In this role, he faced the challenging task of trying cases in some of the most demanding legal venues in New York. His unwavering commitment to excellence and proficiency in the courtroom set him apart as a formidable advocate.

Transitioning into private practice, Mitchell Teitelbaum assumed the role of a partner at Torino & Bernstein. During his tenure, he oversaw the New York City Housing Authority Account, where he successfully managed and tried numerous cases. His ability to navigate complex legal challenges earned him recognition as a seasoned litigator.

A Commitment to Education Law

Mitchell Teitelbaum’s foray into education law was marked by his appointment as the Assistant Superintendent of Administration for the School District of Manatee County. In this pivotal role, he oversaw a wide array of legal matters, including Public Records, Charter Schools, Risk Management, and the Office of Professional Standards. Mitchell also played an instrumental role in the development and management of the Guardian Program following the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He took immense pride in training the program’s participants, recognizing the significance of ensuring the safety of students and staff in educational institutions.

One of Mitchell’s most crucial responsibilities during his tenure at the School District of Manatee County was serving as an Exceptional Student Education Attorney. In this role, he provided vital support during Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, 504 Plan meetings, Manifestation Determination meetings, Behavioral reassignment meetings, parenting issues, and court proceedings. His expertise in this area was enhanced by certifications in Public Records, Sunshine Laws, and Ethics from Florida State University.

Mitchell Teitelbaum’s extensive knowledge extends to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Parental Bill of Rights. He has successfully defended against complaints from various entities, including the Office of Civil Rights, State Complaints, and the Florida Department of Education Office of the Inspector General.

Family and Community Involvement

While Mitchell Teitelbaum’s professional achievements are undeniably impressive, his dedication to family and community is equally commendable. He is married to Joanna, a top-producing Realtor for Keller Williams on the Water, with whom he has raised three children. Two of their children have followed in their parents’ footsteps, pursuing careers as teachers, with one specializing in Exceptional Student Education and the other in Elementary Education. Their third child has chosen a path in real estate, carrying on the family tradition.

A Valuable Addition to Windsor Law

Mitchell Teitelbaum’s remarkable experience in school district matters and litigation has made him a valuable addition to Windsor Law. At the firm, he practices in various areas, including Education Law, Mediations, and Arbitrations, Student discipline issues, and more. His unique set of skills and extensive expertise in the field of education law make him an asset not only to the firm but to the clients he serves.

In conclusion, Mitchell Teitelbaum’s career trajectory showcases a true trailblazer and expert in education law and litigation. His journey from the courtroom to the school district’s legal department, and now to Windsor Law, is a testament to his unwavering commitment to justice and education. As an attorney and advocate, he continues to make a significant impact on the field and the community he serves.