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Sarah L.W. Sutherland is a partner at Orbach Huff & Henderson and manages our student services and special education practices.

With over 15 years of experience representing public school districts and public agencies throughout the state, Sarah has assisted K-12 and community college districts in special education, student issue, charter school and SELPA matters. Sarah has an extensive background in Special Education, Charter School Litgation, Student Issues and has litigated at the Office of Administrative Hearings, Superior Court, Appellate Court, Court of Appeals, and the 9th Circuit.

Sarah also supports public entities on Brown Act compliance, conflict of interest, Public Record Act, and Title IV.

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Charter Schools
  • Governance of Public Entities
  • Civil Rights
  • Special Education
  • Student Services

Sarah received her Juris Doctor from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Sarah is admitted to the California State Bar to practice in all state courts and to the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Northern and Easter Districts of California.