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Karen Ford Edler

Karen Ford Edler

Practice areas:

Education, Commercial, Corporate & Incorporation, Employment & Labor

About Me


I have over a decade of experience in the field of special education law, advocating for parents in
connection with obtaining a free, appropriate public education for their children
under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). I also represent
children at school board disciplinary hearings. I am member of the
New Jersey Special Education Practitioners and a pro bono attorney and mentor for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.


 


Additionally, I practice in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions,
commercial leasing, and commercial real estate.


 


I served as a law clerk for the
Honorable Robert E. Hamer, J.S.C., Law Division, Bergen County. I have litigated in numerous courts and represented various public entities
including municipalities, planning boards, and boards of adjustment. Additionally, I served
as the Public Defender in a local municipality.


 


I am admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey, the United States
District Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit,
the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York, the United States
Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Education: 80%
    18 years
  2. Commercial: 10%
    25 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 5%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-325/hour)

Payment Types:

Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work, she has a keen eye for detail and a very professional attitude towards her work which she performs with the skill and competency necessary to get positive results.

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Contact Info

Price, Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, P.C.

Mack-Cali Corporate Center
50 Tice Boulevard
Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07677-7644

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive198405/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent™Martindale-Hubbell®2014
VLJ's Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthVolunteer Lawyers for Justice2009
Certificate of AppreciationVolunteer Lawyers for Justice2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselPrice, Meese, Shulman & D'Arminio, PC2013 - Present
AssociatePrice, Meese Shulman & D'Arminio, P.C.2007 - 2012
AssociateCalo Agostino Counsellors at Law2003 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, School Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
New Jersey Special Education PractitionersMember2007 - Present
Volunteer Lawyers for JusticePro Bono Attorney & Mentor2003 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Dickinson CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Speedy Special EdSpecial Education Laws2014
How to Effectively Advocate for Your ChildA Parent's Guide to Advocacy2011
How to be an Effective Advocate for your ChildAdvocacy for Parents & IEPs2011
Free Seminar by Special Education & Disability Law GroupHOW TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD2011
Your Child's IEP: Is It Effective?IEP Seminar2010
Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Special EducationSpecial Education Law2010
Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Special EducationParents' and Children's Rights under Special Education Laws2010
Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Special EducationHow to Help Your Child Obtain Special Education Services2010