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Suzann M. Wilcox

Atlanta | 470.240.3040
Fax | 404.869.6972

Suzann Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience partnering with K-12 and higher education clients. She comes from a family of educators, has taught at a university, and has focused on education law her entire legal career. She is the board attorney for Fulton County Schools and co-board attorney for the Cobb County School District, which combined serve more than 195,000 students.

Her clients include K-12 school systems, charter schools, private schools, independent colleges, public universities, educational technology companies, and other education service providers. She has provided or coordinated counsel on the full range of educational clients’ legal needs, from small private schools to large public institutions. She supports superintendents, college or university presidents, and other education leaders with their day-to-day needs and long-term strategy. She also advises on effective board governance, compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and laws (including Title IX and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA), employment and student issues of all types, data privacy, and capital projects.

Clients appreciate how Suzann is "in the foxhole" with them, as one client put it. They consider Suzann an extension of their team because of how she understands the culture, keeps them abreast of legal and broader educational trends, and helps them find a path to achieve their goals. She is focused on providing proactive solutions and, when legal conundrums arise, she helps clients resolve them.

Suzann is a former adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University in the Atlanta area, where she taught education and special education law. Her sister, brother, and daughters have all been educators as well. Outside of her education practice, she has worked with the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta to provide pro bono services to nonprofits, as well as projects such as Wills for Heroes.

Representative Experience

  • Advised large and small educational clients throughout Georgia and in other states in areas such as:
    • Board governance
    • Development and oversight of policies and procedures
    • Data privacy concerns
    • Construction, capital projects, and plans
    • Recruitment and retention of superintendents, college or university presidents, and other education leaders
    • Student issues and discipline
    • Special education issues
    • Constitutional disputes and compliance
  • Conducted school law training seminars on topics for clients and school personnel around the state and country; certified through the Georgia Department of Education to provide required training for school board members.

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  • Education Policy Fellowship Program, Fellow, 2013
  • Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cobb, 2008