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Paul C. Minney

Founder / Partner

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Paul Minney has represented charter schools in a multitude of critical areas, since the inception of the Charter Schools Act in 1992. After drafting the fifth charter in the state Paul has assisted over 500 charter schools in developing charter petitions, MOU’s, facility use agreements, corporate papers and many other vital charter school documents. His areas of practice also include policy development, governance, Prop. 39 and facilities, revocation, audit defense, dispute resolution, and litigation.

Paul is a frequent speaker at CCSA sponsored events throughout California as well as a contributing author to the National Charter School Law Deskbook published by Lexis Nexis in association with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Paul continues to be a founding member of the CCSA Legal Defense Fund (an organization designed to provide high quality and comprehensive legal services to all charter schools throughout the state of California) and he was a founding organizer of the National Network of Charter School Attorneys (the goal of this organization is to provide coordinated, effective legal support for charter schools throughout the United States). Paul was also formerly an appointed member of the State Superintendent’s Charter School Advisory Committee and a founding member of the American Inns of Court (Robert G. McGrath, American Inns of Court).

Representative Cases

Paul has been involved in litigating almost every seminal California charter school case since the inception of the Charter Schools Act, including but not limited to, the following recent cases:



  • Seattle University School of Law, cum laude (J.D.)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A.)

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