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K Altman Law defends K-12 students, college students, and graduate students facing code of conduct violations and other issues related to higher education. We represent students accused of academic misconduct and other allegations.


You may need assistance enforcing fair housing laws or civil rights guaranteed by the Constitution. If you experienced an unlawful arrest, your civil rights were violated. K Altman Law assists clients with civil rights cases. 


Title IX protects students and faculty from unlawful retaliation, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination. Title IX applies to universities that receive funds from the federal government. K Altman Law defends students in Title IX cases.


K Altman Law has argued hundreds of civil cases in federal courts throughout the United States. We have decades of experience representing clients in litigation related to defective products, mass torts, and other complex litigation.


K Altman Law  is a full-service law firm offering legal representation to clients throughout the United States. Although the firm handles a variety of legal matters, four primary practice areas constitute the majority of cases at the K Altman Law: student defense, Title IX, civil rights, and criminal defense. We pride ourselves on zealously representing our clients and offering them support and guidance at every stage from intake to case resolution. 

We have assembled a team of  academics, legal professionals, and advisors with decades of experience to represent students accused of academic misconduct and other student code of conduct violations. Our familiarity with institutions of higher learning enables us to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. Also, we work with K-12 students, undergraduate students, and graduate students who need assistance with their cases.

Respondents are entitled to notice of the allegations against them, the applicable standard of proof, and live hearings, among others rights. Our team of experienced litigators represents students and faculty members accused of violating Title IX.

The United States Constitution and each individual state constitution guarantees specific civil rights for citizens. If you were deprived of your civil rights, you need a zealous advocate who is unafraid to assert your civil rights claims.

K Altman Law offers exceptional legal representation if you are seeking a skilled civil litigation lawyer.

Being convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony can result in the loss of privileges that can affect you economically, socially, and psychologically. If you are seeking a criminal defense lawyer, contact K Altman Law. We have experience handling every phase of a criminal case, from pretrial to appeal. We understand how prosecutors work and negotiate. If a plea bargain cannot be reached, we have the resources and staff necessary for trial.

If you are a party to a Title IX investigation, you have the right to an advisor. Title IX guarantees that respondents have the right to due process. K Altman Law fights for clients accused of Title IX violations. 


Compassion is an essential part of our communication with you. Our goal is to spare you suffering and distress. We do everything possible to relieve your pain by using intellect and heart. Empathy and compassion, along with a passion for the law, go hand-in-hand with successful outcomes.

Keith Altman, Esquire


Keith Altman is the founder of K Altman Law, a national law firm that specializes in student defense and complex litigation matters. He is admitted to federal courts in California, Michigan, Maryland, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 

Mr. Altman is a member of the Sedona Conference, Working Group 1 (electronic discovery). He is the co-chair and founder of the American Association of Justice Electronic Discovery Litigation Group. He has appeared before the Federal Rules Committee on many relevant issues pertaining to the Federal Bar Association. 


Mr. Altman is a forensic data analysis expert. He is also experienced in matters of pharmacovigilance and safety surveillance in the United States and Canada.

Keith Althman Student Defense Lawyer
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Stanley Kremen

Of Counsel Litigation
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Richard Gill Managing Director K Altman Law

Richard Gill graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1986 and served as a Coast Guard officer for 20 years.  His experience in the Coast Guard included the command of two cutters.  He earned his first master’s degree in Business from Boston University and his second master’s degree in education from Gordon College.  Rich was a high school math teacher for twelve years and a K-12 administrator for five before retiring from education.  

As the Managing Director, Rich coordinates the day-to-day client supports of the team: including communications, drafting, and review of letters and  scheduling support during hearings.

Richard Gill

M.B.A., M.Ed.

Managing Director
Timothy Markley Student Defense Directory

Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He earned his master’s degree from Fayetteville State University and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.  He is a veteran of the United States Army. 

Tim is the author of numerous articles, including Passing a School Bond in the Era of Social Media: District Administration (April 2015). He presents at state and national conferences in education, such as the Mecklenburg and New Hanover County School Justice Relationship Models. He recently served as the Superintendent of the New Hanover County School system in North Carolina and was recognized as Superintendent of the Year (North Carolina School-Based Health Alliance).  

Timothy Markley 


Student Defense Director
Lori Crusselle Directory of Litigation K Altman Law

Lori is a Native Californian with over 32 years of litigation experience.  Lori worked for in house counsel at California State Automobile Association (“AAA”) for 17 years, along with working for various small firms in California and Idaho before joining K Altman Law. Lori graduated from Empire College in Santa Rosa, California. Lori is married and the mother of two children, ages 36 and 9.  Lori currently lives in Wyoming with her husband and 9 year old son.

Lori Crusselle

Sr. Litigation Paralegal

Director of Litigation

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