Education Law


Ostler & Thompson provides full legal services to an array of public and private sector clients, including, school districts, boards of education, K-12 education, nonprofit corporations, and businesses throughout the state. We represent multiple school districts and school entities in Utah, including the Jordan School District, the Utah School Boards Association, and the Utah School Principals Association.

Blake T. Ostler, a partner at Ostler & Thompson, has provided legal counsel regarding K-12 education for over 30 years. Mr. Ostler has represented school districts with respect to a vast array of issues involving every aspect of education. Mr. Ostler has represented school districts in matters of litigation related to school vouchers, charter schools, charter school legislation, teacher strikes, collective bargaining, enforcement of school district policies, school district splits, school district mergers, school district change of boundaries, contracts, personal injury, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, fair labor standards act, Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age and Discrimination Employment Act (“ADEA”), Section 1983, First Amendment, intellectual properties such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He has also represented school districts and boards of education in state courts of virtually every county in Utah. Mr. Ostler has also handled appeals, when necessary, to the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court.

Attorneys at Ostler & Thompson have extensive experience related to autonomy of governance matters pursuant to Utah education law. Contact Ostler & Thompson and we will be happy to assist you in meeting your education law needs.