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We hired Robert Crabtree upon a recommendation of another family who had worked with him on an educational placement issue for their child. We needed representation, guidance, and advocacy with regards to the educational needs of our son with autism.
Bob is one of the most well known, well respected, and experienced lawyers in the field of educational law, and now having worked with him, I understand why. When we first contacted his firm, his assistant was very helpful and informative about how to proceed. We were able to meet with him in a short time frame. He gave us excellent guidance about what professional to to engage to assess our son and identify realistic goals for him. He was realistic about the process, preparing us for the many roadblocks we would encounter, but also gave us the encouragment to endure the process. He always responded to our many questions promptly and kept us apprised about developments as they happened. He kept us fully in the loop and understanding what we needed to do.
Because of his vigilance and expertise, we were able to avoid litigation, reach an agreement with the school system, and secure a place for our son in an appropriate educational setting with the right services and supports. I know that if we had not found him, we would probably still be in the middle of this process and losing precious time. I can say with confidence that the change in our quality of life has been dramatic since our son is in an appropriate setting. We are seeing the improvements in his functioning pervade every aspect of his life. This has restored our hope in the future of our family.
We will always grateful to Bob as we know that none of this would have been possible without him. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking for legal assistance in an educational matter.
Our family's relationship with Bob has spanned a decade with both of our children. His knowledge and common sense approach to complex issues that are neither black nor white is most refreshing and welcome. He was always exremely accessible to us and never more so than we were in crisis and needed to take quick action. He is also very ethical and kept our emotional and finacial wel being in mind when rendering advice. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Bob helped us through the most difficult time in our lives by methodically steering us through the maze of the public education system and getting our daughter into the environment that gives her the best chance to succeed. He is not only up to date on the latest legal information and developments in Education and Disabilities, he is extremely skilled and sensitive to the clients expectations, state of mind etc. He addresses the whole situation, not just the legal aspects. I would highly reccommend Bob for anyone seeking counsel for their educational issues.
An exceptional individual...knowledgable and proficient. In his specialty area of Specialized Education" I would highly endorse Attorney Crabtree.
His knowledge of the law and his advocacy skills are outstanding. The empathy and sensitivity that he has carries over to the needs of the children. He is not only a great counselor, he is also a great advocate. Thanks to Bob, our daughter is not only physically in the school she needs to be in, but also in a great place within herself.
Bob Crabtree is an excellent lawyer and represented my sons on several ocassions in regards to special education. He is thoroughly knowledgable about C.766 and keeps up-to-date on all hearings - knowing what has worked and what has proven unsuccessful. This has been extremely useful in our cases because, as I've learned, it not always about what the law says once you go to hearing. He develops and works as a cohesive team with my sons providers and recommended several providers that were also excellent. He took a leadership role among all the providers to make sure my sons had the best representation for our cases. We have used Bob several times and he was always successful in getting us the services we needed but I think Bob would also be straightforward if he did not think your case was going to be successful. I would highly recommend Bob Crabtree and already have on several ocassions.