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Christy Calbos

IEP 504 Education Attorney GeorgiaMs. Christy Calbos is of counsel with Jeyaram & Associates. Ms. Calbos is an experienced education attorney who represents special needs students in Georgia public schools. She brings unique expertise and experience to the firm by having represented multiple county school districts prior to representing families with special needs children.

Ms. Calbos has an intimate understanding of schools’ perspectives as well as families with special needs students. She leverages her litigation experience to help champion special needs students’ legal rights in public schools. Currently Ms. Calbos represents special needs students for students age 3 to 22 in public schools by ensuring they receive appropriate education and services through IEPs and 504 Plans.

Prior to advocating for special needs children, Ms. Calbos was an associate at Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers (now Gregory Doyle) and provided special education legal advice and litigation services to Fulton, Cobb, and Clayton County School Districts. She also litigated due process hearings as well as managed special education files and represented districts in mediation’s and resolution sessions. Ms. Calbos investigated and defended Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and state Department of Education complaints against the school districts and conducted trainings and in-service workshops to districts on all aspects of federal and state special education laws.

Ms. Calbos also worked at The Weatherly Law Firm where she litigated high profile special education cases on behalf of school districts throughout the southeast and California. She conducted discovery, prepared lay and expert witnesses and represented clients in due process mediations, resolution sessions, due process hearings, and federal court litigation.

In addition, Ms. Calbos represented southern California school districts and public educational agencies in all aspects of special education litigation and consultation, including mediations, due process hearings, and federal court litigation. She investigated and defended agency complaints, as well as provided legal assistance, training, and in-services on federal, state, and local special education statutes, regulations, policies and procedures.

Further, Ms. Calbos worked at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley where she conducted insurance defense litigation with an emphasis on premises liability, employment, and corporate litigation. She researched legal issues; drafted motions, oppositions, and briefs; prepared case analysis memos; prepared discovery plans and conducted/responded to discovery. In addition, Ms. Calbos met and conferred with expert witnesses and investigators, as well as conducted and defended depositions and represented clients at mediations, arbitrations, and settlement conferences.

Finally, Ms. Calbos served as an assistant prosecutor for Cobb and Coweta counties in Georgia. In these roles she prosecuted misdemeanor crimes for State of Georgia. She also conducted discovery through witness interviews and crime scene investigations; worked with victim-witness advocates; prepared trial strategy; conferred with senior prosecutors; conducted plea negotiations; researched, wrote, and argued motions; handled arraignments, traffic court calendars, and probation revocation hearings; conducted bench and jury trials.

Legal Expertise

  • IEPs
  • 504 Plans
  • State and Federal Education Mediation and Litigation

Education

  • University of Georgia Law School, J.D., 1997
  • University of Georgia, 1990, B.A., 1990

Bar and Court Admissions

Professional Activities