Below is the team that worked on Shea v. Nevada by providing counsel, guidance and/or strategy.
Educate Nevada Now
Ms. Morgan is the executive director of Educate Nevada Now, a non-partisan education policy organization, powered by The Rogers Foundation, that works to ensure that all children have access to fair, equitable, and quality educational opportunities, no matter where they live or their circumstances. Her work at ENN includes spearheading thoughtful policy development, community and media outreach, litigation support, and critical research and analysis. As head of ENN, Ms. Morgan advocates for education funding reform, targeting resources for students, improving educational outcomes for Nevada and promoting educational equity. Ms. Morgan was a key member of the team that successfully challenged Nevada’s sweeping school voucher law in Lopez vs. Schwartz, in which the court declared the funding mechanism (using funds meant for public schools for private schools) as unconstitutional. Ms. Morgan has focused her entire legal career on the improvement and advocacy of Nevada’s children.
The Rogers Foundation
The Rogers Foundation was founded in 2013 by Jim and Beverly Rogers. The Rogers Foundation supports Nevada children by funding scholarships to high school seniors in Southern Nevada, providing grants to Clark County K-12 public schools, championing statewide education reform through its support of Educate Nevada Now and powering the in-school and after-school program, Core Academy, which works with under-resourced students from middle school to graduation. The Rogers Foundation also supports public school teachers as a key sponsor of the Heart of Education Awards.
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin
Bradley Schrager is a partner at Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin. Mr. Schrager focuses his practice on political and legislative processes, and on constitutional litigation. As a member of the pro bono team that successfully challenged Nevada’s sweeping school voucher law, Lopez vs. Schwartz, Bradley’s extensive experience in Nevada appellate practice and handling complex, high profile cases has played a significant role in the success of the challenge. Whether as an advocate for children in foster care, for minimum wage workers in Nevada and nationwide, or for a successful public-school system, Mr. Schrager continues to demonstrate his commitment to Nevada children and public service.
Holland & Hart
Edward Garcia provides strategic legal and government affairs assistance to Educate Nevada Now helping to communicate the needs of Nevada’s public schools to key lawmakers and to be a critical voice in the decisions surrounding education policy. A native Nevadan, Garcia has decades of experience advocating key issues at the state and local levels leveraging that experience to assist clients in a wide range of governmental interactions. Garcia has been recognized twice among Best Lawyers of America ™ for Government Relations and for Lawyers in Land Use and Zoning Law. Garcia is a member of the Latino Bar Association and American Bar Association and is a Board member of the United Way of Southern Nevada.
Jessica represents clients in complex commercial disputes. Her broad range of experience includes all aspects of litigation strategy, including motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution, and appellate briefing. Her background gives her unique insights into shaping legal arguments for both the trial court and appellate level.