Kathleen (Harrington) Brantingham joined Udall Shumway in March of 2023 to focus on education law. She has extensive experi-ence in both law and education. After graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law and passing the California Bar, Ms. Brantingham spent 12 years as a litigation attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also spent more than a decade teaching in the Law Studies and Paralegal Certificate Programs at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
After moving to Arizona in 2005, Ms. Brantingham followed her other passion and earned her Special Education Certificate. She worked as a Special Education Teacher in both public school districts and private schools and later as a private education consult-ant. Still desiring to practice law, she passed the Arizona Bar examination and became an Assistant Attorney General in the Educa-tion and Health Section for the State of Arizona. In this position, she represented the State of Arizona in teacher certification and discipline cases. She became thoroughly familiar with all stages of the process of investigating allegations of unprofessional conduct against certificated and uncertificated persons through administrative hearings, settlement, and appeals.
Now with Udall Shumway, Ms. Brantingham is focused on all aspects of education law and guiding clients through the complexities of litigation, developing and implementing school policies, special education issues, and school-related employment matters.