Andrew D Henneous

Biography:

Andrew Henneous concentrates his practice in the area of education law, including special education matters, for numerous school districts throughout the state. He is known for his practical and accessible approach.

He frequently assists school committees and school districts with issues that arise daily and with specific disputes such as contract negotiations, residency requirements, teacher and student discipline, grievances, arbitration and IEPs. He often speaks to groups of school committees, superintendents and principals on issues of collective bargaining, policy-making, negotiation strategies, due process and other critical legal topics in education.

Recognitions:

New England Super Lawyers – Rising Star in School and Education Law – 2009
New England Super Lawyers – Rising Star in School and Education Law – 2010
Martindale Hubbell AV rated

Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island
Massachusetts
Maine
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

Labor and Employment Law Conference sponsored by URI Labor Research Center: RI Court Update (April 2016)

Rhode Island Association of School Committees: How to Integrate the BEP into Collective Bargaining Agreements; Strategic Use of a District’s Policy-making Function; Emerging issues in Unemployment Law. (February 2012)

Rhode Island Family Court Conference: Providing FAPE for all Students. (January 2012)

Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association Legal Institute. (January 2012)

Rhode Island Association of School Committees Collective Bargaining Workshop. (February 2011)

Rhode Island School Superintendents’ Association: What is My District’s Maintenance of Effort Figure? (February 2011)

Rhode Island Association of Superintendents: Can We Make Unilateral Changes Yet? (February 2010)

Rhode Island Bar Association Legal Services Committee: A Practice in Special Education Law, Due Process, Dispute Resolution (June 2010)

Rhode Island Association of School Principals: Special Education 101 (since 2006)

NBI – RI Special Education Law ( October 2006)

Rhode Island Association of School Committees: Collective Bargaining Seminar II: Negotiation Strategies, Tips and Resources (October 2004)

League of Cities and Towns andRhode Island Association of School Committees: Ethics Issues for Municipal Officials  (January 2003)

Professional Affiliations:

National Association of School Board Attorneys
Rhode Island Bar Association
N.S.B.A. Council of School Attorneys

Education:

Roger Williams University School of Law, 1998
Roger Williams College, 1992