Assisting students, parents and guardians who are dealing with education-related legal disputes is my entire practice. Special education and discipline are the two most common types of issues.
My legal training is supplemented by a Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed.), a Massachusetts teaching certificate, and most importantly, personal experience dealing with the special education system on behalf of my own child. Because of this experience and interest, I have dedicated the majority of my practice to helping students with special needs and their families. My many years of advocating on behalf of my own child, from Early Intervention through college and into adulthood, allow me to offer the empathy, guidance and understanding that can only come from such personal experience.
About My Clients
Clients range from pre-Kindergarten through Graduate School. Disabilities of my clients have run the gamut of the disability spectrum. Among the more common types of disabilities have been Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, Dyslexia, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Emotional Disabilities, Language Based Learning Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities.
Licensed to Practice Law in:
Massachusetts (state and federal courts)
New Hampshire (state and federal courts)
J.D. (Juris Doctor), cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School (2007); Suffolk Law Review staff member and editor (click here to read); Suffolk Landlord / Tenant Clinic
M.Ed. (Master’s in Education) from Emmanuel College (1990)
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) with Honors in Economics, cum laude, from Brandeis University (1985)
Waltham Community Foundation: President (2005 - 2009); Board of Directors (2003 - Present)
Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc): Board of Directors (2010 - 2017)
Temple Beth Israel in Waltham: Vice President (2007 - 2013); Board of Directors (1991 - Present)
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN)
Starting Out Solo (SOS) - Co-founder, Board Member, Past President and Past Vice President
New Hampshire Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
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