Kaitlin Atlas

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Contact/Location
Office: Arlington Heights
katlas@hlerk.com
847-670-9000 (office)
847-670-7334 (fax)

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EDUCATION
Cornell University, B.S., Human Development, 2012  

Washington UniversitySchool of Law, J.D., cum laude2015 
As an associate in the firm, Kaitlin Atlas concentrates her practice in the areas of students and special education. Kaitlin has experience handling a variety of matters related to students protected by disability laws including determining eligibility, disciplinary procedures, and interim alternative placements. She regularly advises schools on student discipline issues, allegations of discrimination, comprehensive policy reviews, and has extensive experience managing special education disputes and the successful resolution of due process hearings.  

Clients turn to Kaitlin for her innovative and effective skills in managing disputes at IEP meetings. Kaitlin is a frequent presenter to school districts across the state on the myriad of student and special education issues that impact school districts.  

In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys exercise, spending time with her dog, and exploring the great outdoors.  



  • Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Member, 2019 – Present  

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2015 – 2018  

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2014 – Present  

  • National Council of School Attorney, Member, 2014 – Present  



  • CALI Award, Children and the Law

  • CALI Award, Child and Family Advocacy Clinic  



  • CSI School District: Keys for Investigating Employee and Student Misconduct, co-author, National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, 2016  

  • Frequent presenter on various topics at the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education Conferences