Boardman Clark Welcomes Matthew Bell

The School Law Practice Group of Boardman Clark is proud to announce that Matt Bell will become a member of the firm effective October 1, 2019. 

Matt has over 15 years of experience in representing school districts.  Matt is a 2005 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law.  Prior to joining Boardman & Clark, Matt worked for the Madison Metropolitan School District for ten years, first as an Associate General Counsel and, most recently, as its General Counsel.  Prior to working for the Madison School District, he was an attorney in Michigan working in the special education area.  In his time at Madison Schools, he represented the District in administrative hearings, proceedings before all levels of Wisconsin courts, represented the District in mediations, IEP team meetings, manifestation determinations, and Section 504 team meetings, and consulted with district administrators regarding a wide variety of topics, including family law, pupil records, juvenile delinquency, employee discipline, McKinney-Vento, Section 504, ADA, and Title IX.   

Prior to his time as an attorney, Matt worked as a school psychologist and director of special education.  


Boardman & Clark LLP is one of Madison’s largest and longest-standing law firms. The firm serves individuals, a wide range of business and corporate clients, school districts and local governments. Its areas of service include litigation, franchise and dealership law, business law, taxation, estate planning and probate, intellectual property, family law, municipal law, banking, labor and employment, land use, elder services, real estate, and school law.

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