Adele’s practice primarily focuses on representing local government entities, including school districts and special districts. Her breadth and depth of experience, and commitment to the community and the school system makes her a valuable resource to large and small special districts and school districts statewide. In addition to her work in education and special district law, Adele’s practice areas include contracts, employment law, and liquor licensing.
Adele has counseled and defended clients concerning a variety of special education matters, student discipline, labor and employment matters, Board of Education and Board of Directors issues, policy development, charter school issues, and many other aspects of law related to the operations of schools and special districts. She has participated in negotiations of collective bargaining agreements with both teacher and fire unions in many roles, including as the spokesperson, facilitator, and trainer of Interest Based Bargaining techniques.
With extensive experience in governmental relations and liquor licensing matters, Adele has successfully handled fact finding and administrative hearings, as well as arbitrations, mediations, trials, and liquor license applications for new businesses, transfers of ownership, corporate changes, and special events.