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Lillian Elisabeth Wong

also known as Lillian Glidden

About me

Ms. Wong is a mother, special education advocate, and attorney licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  She holds a Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and a Bachelor's Degree (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Dartmouth College.  At law school Ms. Wong studied Education Law and actively participated in an Education Advocacy Clinic.  In this clinic she advised parents and advocated for children under the supervision of a special education attorney and  a child psychiatrist.  After law school, Ms. Wong worked as a corporate litigator in a large, Boston-based law firm until she left to pursue her dream of advocating for children's education rights.

As an education lawyer, Ms. Wong has represented parents at IEP meetings, manifestation determinations, due process hearings and settlement negotiations.  Ms. Wong has advocated for her clients' inclusion in the general education setting and helped other clients obtain private placements.   She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), and The Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN), and Massachusetts Advocates for Children's Coalition to Defend Special Education.  Ms. Wong is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Ms. Wong's advice has been featured in ADDitude Magazine, a national resource for expert advice on ADD and ADHD.


Practice areas


  1. Education: 100%
    5 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel S. Perlman

    My office recently referred a pro bono matter to Lillian. She resolved the matter for the family with ease. I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Perlman Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David C. Newton

    I endorse this lawyer without reservations. I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Wong at Goodwin Procter LLP. She is passionate and an extremely knowledgeable attorney.


    David Newton Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Outstanding Young AlumnaBerwick Academy2011
2010 Top Educational Law BlogForensic Psychology2010
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AThe Law Office of Lillian E. Wong, LLC2010 - Present
AssociateGoodwin Procter LLP2008 - 2009
Summer AssociateGoodwin Procter LLP2007 - 2007
ExternUnited States District Court2006 - 2006
International Policy CoordinatorNational Foundation for Women Legislators2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc.Member2010 - Present
Council of Parent Attorneys and AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
Coalition to Defend Special Education - Mass Advocates for ChildrenMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Randolph Public SchoolsParents & Student Prevail
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Dartmouth CollegeGovernment and International AffairsA.B.2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Education Law Made SimpleIEP Placement and Education Lawsuits2015
Special Education Law From A to ZManaging Behavior Issues2015
Know Your Rights!Special Education Law Overview2014
Disciplining Students with Behavioral IssuesOverview of Applicable Law2014
NESCA Staff SeminarThe Neuropsychologist's Top 5 Special Education Law Challenges2013
Meet the ExpertsSpecial Education2013
Lawfully Managing Student Records without Violating Privacy RightsReal Life Student Record Situations2013
The 26th Annual National MPS Society Family ConferenceIEPs and Navigating the Educational System2012
IEPs and Navigating the Educational SystemSpecial Education2012
Basic Rights in Special EducationSpecial Education2010