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Michelle Ball graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1991 with a Bachelors of Art (B.A.) degree in Law and Society. She thereafter attended McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California where she graduated in 1994 “With Distinction” as she was in the top 25% of her graduating class.

During her tenure at McGeorge, while maintaining her grades, Ms. Ball had many interesting positions which would influence her decision to become an education law attorney. She worked for Professor John E. B. Myers and assisted with his book “Legal Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect.” She also worked for Patient Rights Advocacy Services (PRAS) in San Francisco and Protection and Advocacy Incorporated (PAI), in Sacramento, both nonprofit groups helping disabled individuals. It was during her time at Protection and Advocacy that her interest in education law began through her exposure to special education issues.

After passing the California bar exam on her first attempt and being sworn in as a member of the California State Bar in December of 1994, Ms. Ball opened her law practice in July of 1995. Ms. Ball practiced many areas of law while building her practice, but began to focus on school and student issues. Shortly after opening her office, she was representing parents and students 100% of the time, and has been doing so ever since. In 1998, she began publishing her newsletter, simply titled the “Law Office of Michelle Ball Newsletter” which has assisted parents and students in becoming more educated on issues of expulsion, special education, truancy, sexual harassment, and other important topics. Ms. Ball has represented families from all over California, taking on both public and private academic institutions.

Ms. Ball has lectured for the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), and has been a guest three times on the Ask a Lawyer cable television show discussing the rights of students. Her articles have been published in the Sacramento Sierra Parent Magazine and in the Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) newsletter. Both the Gridley Herald and the Davis Press Tribune have also featured stories on two of Ms. Ball’s successful appeals.
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Michelle Ball has advocated on behalf of students since 1995 and is the mother of two children.

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