Martinez seeks reinstatement as Wagon Mound Superintendent

By | Employment Law

July 27, 2017 Santa Fe New Mexican In a complaint filed by Attorney Kate Ferlic, former Wagon Mound superintendent, Sheryl McNellis-Martinez, is requesting reinstatement after being fired six months into her board approved three year contract. The complaint also states the newly elected board violated the New Mexico Open Meetings act by placing McNellis-Martinez on administrative leave before announcing to the…

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Santa Fe Public Schools seeks approval of J. Steven Baca payment

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

May 14, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican Santa Fe Public Schools paid former Ortiz Middle School Principal J. Steven Baca the agreed upon $86,000, but SFPS did not get permission from the Public Education Department to make the payment. Kate Ferlic, Baca’s attorney, and the attorneys representing Santa Fe Public Schools filed a petition asking the “First Judicial District Court…

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Attorney Kate Ferlic says APS is taking advantage of Don Moya

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

April 21, 2016 Albuquerque Journal Santa Fe attorney, Kate Ferlic, told the Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Public Schools is taking advantage of Don Moya’s poor health.  Moya, the former CFO of APS, has been on administrative leave since August 2015 when he was abruptly told not to report to work from former APS Superintendent Luis Valentino.  During Moya’s leave he was involved in…

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Los Alamos teacher switching schools due to discrimination

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

January 26, 2016 KOB Zeynep Unal, a teacher at a Los Alamos school with Turkish and Muslim background, is switching schools due to discrimination.  According to Unal’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, she was “verbally and psychologically abused at work.” “They made her workplace so difficult for her because of her Turkish origin,” Ferlic said.  Unal began having panic attacks from the stress…

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Steven Baca hearing delayed to give public more notice

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

January 6, 2016 Santa Fe New Mexican The hearing for the former Ortiz Middle School principal J. Steven Baca was delayed in order to give the public more notice to attend.  Baca’s attorney, Kate Ferlic, said he wanted the public hearing “because he feels like the community needs to know that the actions taken against him were wrong.” Santa Fe Public…

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Don Moya reassigned at APS

By | Civil Litigation, Employment Law

December 24, 2015 KOAT After almost 4 months of being on administrative leave, Don Moya was officially reassigned at Albuquerque Public Schools.  The CFO’s job title is now Financial Systems Architect, a job that involves “moving and lifting 25 pound boxes”, and according to Moya’s attorney Kate Ferlic, “pushing paper and sharping pencils.” Ferlic also told KOAT, “It’s a newly created…

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Judge Ellington recuses himself from Jason Wagner case

By | Criminal Defense, Employment Law

December 16, 2015 Albuquerque Journal Judge Ellington announced today in court that he recused himself from the Jason Wagner case.   Judge Ellington’s decision comes two weeks after Jason Wagner’s attorneys, John Day and Megan Dorsey, filed a motion to recuse Judge Ellington because he showed bias against Jason Wagner when he refused to sign off on Wagner’s plea deal. John…

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