Erin Feltes

Of Counsel

Erin Feltes

Of Counsel

Phone: 603.792.7409 Fax: 603.716.2899 Email: efeltes@dwmlaw.com

670 N. Commercial Street, Suite 207 Manchester, NH 03101

Assistant: Patricia Frechette Email: pfrechette@dwmlaw.com

About

Erin Feltes advises public schools on a full spectrum of complex and ever-evolving school law and special education law matters including policy development and implementation, student rights, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, student discipline, bullying, investigations, and annual school district meetings. Erin is also a seasoned litigator who regularly represents school districts in administrative hearings before the New Hampshire Department of Education and in litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

As a former college administrator, Erin understands firsthand how strong policies and practices best address the needs of students and school employees alike. Drawing on her substantial experience, Erin offers customized trainings on the complex laws affecting public schools, with the goal of improving the education system and proactively reducing potential liability.

Erin was named as a “Rising Star” in New England Super Lawyers, School & Education, each year between 2014 and 2018. She also authored the New Hampshire Special Education Law book (1st Edition, 2018) and served as editor for the New Hampshire School Law book (1st Edition).

In her free time, Erin enjoys being with her husband and two children. Dedicated to serving the needs of the community, Erin serves on the Board of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire and the Board of the Granite Visiting Nurses Association.

Education

University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., 2008

Colorado State University, M.S., 2003

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Linda S. Dalianis, New Hampshire Supreme Court

New Hampshire Superior Court

Recognition

New England Super Lawyers, School & Education, Rising Star (2014-2018)

Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Insurance (2022)

Publications

Editor, New Hampshire School Law, 1st Edition (2019) Revised (2020) 

Co-Author, New Hampshire Special Education Law, 1st Edition (2018)

Memberships

New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys

New Hampshire Bar Association

Community/Public Service

Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire
Board Member

Granite Visiting Nurses Association
Board Member

Past Presentations

From May 18, 2021 9:00 am

Leaving High School: Long Last Looks Must End… New Hampshire

From April 21, 2021 9:00 am

Don’t be ”Dazed and Confused” by the New Discipline Law in New Hampshire

From February 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Better Get A Bigger Boat! How Special Ed Swallowed Regular Ed Discipline (and what to do about it)

From October 7, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 Bradley F. Kidder Law Conference

From April 10, 2020 12:00 pm

Back By Popular Demand! Section 504: A Deep Dive (NH)

From April 9, 2020 12:00 pm

New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators’ Annual Law Day

From April 3, 2020 12:00 pm

North Country Special Education Administrators, Monthly Meeting

From March 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Buckle Your Seatbelts – New Hampshire Rules and Recent Court Decisions Alter the World of Special Education

From January 22, 2020 12:00 pm

Crafting Written Prior Notices of IEP Team Decisions, New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators

From October 29, 2019 12:00 pm

New NH Special Education Rules and Court Decisions, New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators

From October 11, 2019 12:00 pm

Future Ready Conference, Bedford NH School District

From October 2, 2019 12:00 pm

N.H. Council of School Attorneys Annual Bradley F. Kidder Education Law Conference

From August 7, 2019 12:00 pm

2019 New Hampshire Principals Academy

From July 31, 2019 12:00 pm

New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators, Annual Summer Academy

From May 21, 2019 12:00 pm

Section 504: A Deep Dive!

From May 2, 2019 12:00 pm

Breaking Bad! Responding to Disruptive and Aggressive Students in School

From January 7, 2019 9:00 am

NHASEA Workshop: Written Prior Notices Under the IDEA

From May 25, 2018 9:00 am

NH Special Education Summit – Finding FAPE after Endrew F.

Practice Areas

Admissions