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Hillary D. Freeman

Hillary D. Freeman

Practice areas:

Education, Estate Planning, Guardianship

About Me

 



Hillary D. Freeman is deeply committed to her work representing people with disabilities and their families. As a sister of a man with autism, she is able to combine personal experience with her legal training to help families advocate for services and supports. She has experience before Administrative agencies and Superior Court in special education issues, higher education issues including accommodations on high stakes testing and graduate school admissions tests, Section 504, guardianship and adult services. She is a member of the American Association for Trial Attorneys, the International Dyslexia Association and Autism New Jersey. She is a member of the Elder and Disability Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey and the executive board of ASCEND, the Asperger & Autism Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. She holds a JD from Widener University School of Law and is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Education: 65%
    10 years
  2. Guardianship: 15%
    8 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    8 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bari Zell Weinberger

    I have known Hillary for many years and throughout her practice, she has been regarded as one of the finest in her field. She is passionate, well-respected and extraordinarily knowledgeable. Each of the clients that I have referred to her have achieved favorable results!

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    Bari Weinberger Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Freeman Law Offices, LLC (Main office)

103 Carnegie Center
Suite 101
Princeton, NJ, 08540

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200605/29/2015
PAActive200508/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2015 Super Lawyer Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Robin Sims Trailblazer AwardParents of Autistic Children ("POAC")2015
2014 Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
2013 Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Community Partnership AwardThe Family Resource Network and Family Support Center of New Jersey2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerFreeman Law Offices, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyHinkle, Fingles & Prior2007 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Offices of G. Emerson Dickman, III2006 - 2007
AttorneyBreuninger & Fellman, Attorneys at Law2005 - 2006
Legal InternHinkle & Fingles2004 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Learning Disabilities Association of New JerseyVice President2011 - Present
ASCENDBoard Member2010 - Present
Quest Autism ProgramsHuman Rights Committee2009 - Present
Learning Disabilities Association of New JerseyProfessional Advisory Board Member2009 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Learning Disabilities Association of New JerseyMember2007 - Present
International Dyslexia AssociationMember2006 - Present
COSAC/Autism New JerseyMember2005 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
J.R. et. al. v. Cherry Hill Board of EducationCourt awarded residential placement and parents were reimbursed legal fees.
A.G. et. al. v. Robbinsville Board of EducationSpecial needs student was awarded extended school day programming and parents were reimbursed counsel fees.
S.U. et. al. v. Cherry Hill Board of EducationDistrict was ordered to reinstate 1:1 tutoring provided by EdVista pending the due process hearing and immediately pay the balance owed to EdVista for services provided for the past 6 months.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
PatchFreeman Law Offices donates $20,000 to Parents of Autistic Children2015
Freeman Law Offices, LLCConsider the future of your Child with Special Needs as part of your Divorce2012
Freeman Law Offices, LLCTransition Planning2012
Freeman Law Offices, LLCProtect your Special Needs Child from inappropriate punishment2012
Freeman Law Offices, LLC"Stay Put" in Special Education2011
Freeman Law Offices, LLCWill an Extended School Year or Extended School Day benefit your child?2011
Freeman Law Offices, LLCPreparing for your IEP Meeting2011
Legal Considerations in Planning for Individuals with Autism Spectrum DisorderA Guide for Siblings and Other CaregiversN/A
Legal Considerations in Planning for Individuals with Autism Spectrum DisordersA Guide for Siblings and Other Caregivers in PennsylvaniaN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ithaca CollegeCorporate Communications/PoliticsBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Cornell UniversityPre-LawN/AN/A
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Westfield Parent Support Group-Special EducationTips to Prepare for your IEP meeting2013
Parents of Autistic Children ("POAC")Evaluating the Appropriateness of an IEP2013
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC: 2013 Elite Financial Advisor ConferenceSpecial Needs Trusts2013
Schafer's Gym (Lawrenceville, NJ)Parental Rights in Special Education2012
Princeton Regional SchoolsParent Advocate: How to manage the IEP2012
Parents of Special People ("POSP")POSP- IEPs and 504 Plans: Understanding the Laws of Special Education2012
Learning Disabilities AssociationAccessing Special Education and Related Services2012
JFK HospitalAccessing Adult Services2012
JCC-TenaflyFAPE: IEPs and 504 Plans2012
Friendship Circle of Mercer CountyThe Most Fundamental Issues Confronting Families of Children with Disabilities2012
Friendship Circle of Mercer CountyTransitioning to College and the Workplace2012
Family Support Network of New JerseyLegal Issues surrounding Bullying in Schools2012
Family Support Network of New JerseyAccessing Social/Emotional Support through the IEP2012
Family Support Center of New JerseyIEP Reviews2012
Brain Injury Association of New JerseyGuardianships and Estate Planning2012
Berkeley Heights Parent Support GroupSchool district, insurance and state agency responsibilities2012
Autism NJPrevent Bullying in Schools2012
ASCEND: The Asperger and Autism Alliance of Greater PhiladelphiaPaving the Way to a Successful Future for Your Loved One with ASD2012
Westfield Parent Support GroupIEPs Focusing on children with ADHD & Autism2011
Transition Fair: Accessing Adult Services, Wissahickon, PAAdult Services2010
St. John of GodSpecial Education: Preparing your child's IEP2010
Special Parents for Exceptional Children, Chestnut Hill, PAEstate Planning & Guardianship2010
Special Olympics of New JerseyIEPs2010
RWJ Hospital New Brunswick, NJMeeting the educational needs of students with Cancer2010
Piscataway Regional Day SchoolSpecial Education Services in a Time of Declining Resources- Working with your School District, Piscataway Regional Day School2010
Partnership for Community SupportEstate Planning & Guardianship2010
Mt. Laurel, New JerseyMeeting the needs of a Child with Autism2010
Morristown Memorial HospitalOverview of Special Education law2010
Edison Intermediate School: PTCPreparing for your child's IEP: know your legal rights2010
5th Annual Penn Autism Network Conference: Promoting Healthy & Successful Lives for Individuals with ASD.Demysticizing Benefits and Services for Adults with ASD2010
38th Annual Education Law Conference, Special Education Law: A Good IDEA for Exceptional StudentsHigher Education: Losing the IEP without losing the Student2010
Williams Syndrome Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PAHousing & Estate Planning for Individuals with Williams Syndrome2009
Valley Forge Services Activities Center- Paoli, PAAccommodations in High Stakes Testing & Higher Education2009
Valley Forge Educ. Serv. Activities Center, Paoli, PABullying Issues & Special Education2009
Take Control: Invest in Your Child, Cherry Hill, New JerseyNavigating IEPs2009
Special Olympics of New JerseyLegal Aspects of Managing Autism Spectrum Disorders at School2009
SEPTA, Brick Twp. High School, Brick, NJBullying Issues & Special Education2009
Pemberton Library, Browns Mills, NJTransition Planning2009
Parsippany, NJPlanning for the Future2009
Parents Special Education Advisory Group, Sparta, NJIEPs2009
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC)IEPs2009
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders SupportAccessing Adult Services for Individuals with Mental Health disabilities2009
NJSBA 11th Annual Elder Law RetreatSpecial Education Practice Issues and Tips2009
NJ Chapter Prader Willi SyndromeAccessing Adult Services & Adult Siblings as Decision-Makers2009
National Business InstituteLegal Aspects of Managing Autism Spectrum Disorders at School2009
Mount Laurel ASKIndividualized Education Plan2009
Lehigh University's 37th Annual Education Law ConferenceWho can Consent in Special Education?2009
Learning Disabilities Association of New JerseyAccessing Accommodations on High Stakes Testing2009
John Witherspoon Middle School Library, Princeton, NJTransition Planning2009
Hancock Church, Springfield, PASpecial Education, Estate Planning & Guardianships2009
Eden Family of Services, West Windsor, New JerseyAccessing Adult Services2009
Easter Seals of Southeastern PA, Kulpsville, PAOverview of Special Education Law2009
Durand Academy, Mt. Laurel, NJEstate Planning & Sibling Issues2009
DDD and Estate Planning for your Special Needs Child, West Deptford, NJDDD & Estate Planning2009
Colonial Intermediate Unit #20, Easton, PAStrategy for Effective IEP Meetings2009
BSASC 2nd Annual Autism Conference, Warrington, PAA Round Robin of Legal Issues for Older Children and Adults with Autism2009
Autism NJ Annual ConferenceIEPs: What is Appropriate Anyway?2009
21 Down, Egg Harbor TownshipEarly Intervention & Preschool Services & Accessing Adult Services2009
2009 National Autism ConferenceSiblings Speak Out2009
Willowglen Academy, Sparta, NJPlanning the Transition from School to Adult Life for Students with Disabilities2008
W. Deptford Sp Ed Advisory Parent Group, Thorofare, NJSecuring Services through IEPs, Estate Planning & Special Needs Trusts2008
Villanova Conference Center, Radnor, PAAdvocating for your Child: State and Federal Special Education Law2008
United Cerebral Palsy Randolph, NJCreative Funding Options for Housing2008
UMDNJ, PiscatawayEstate Planning & Guardianship2008
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Metuchen, NJOverview of Special Education2008
Sensory Playhouse, Turnersville, NJOverview of Special Education Law2008
Phoenix School, Nutley, NJSpecial Education and the IEP2008
Penn State National Autism ConferenceSiblings Speak Out2008
Parents of Autistic Children ("POAC"), Brick, NJEstate Planning & Guardianship2008
NAMI, Sewell, NJPreparing Adult Siblings to Act as Guardians2008
Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJGuardianship & Special Needs Trust2008
Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District, Aberdeen, NJOverview of Special Education Law2008
LaSalle Center, North Arlington, NJCurrent Issues in Special Education law & Preparing your child's IEP2008
George Washington School, Hackensack, NJSpecial Education2008
Gateway School, Carteret, NJBullying & Harassment in Special Education2008
COSAC/Autism New Jersey Annual ConferenceSiblings Panel2008
COMHAR, Philadelphia, PAUnderstanding Medicaid, SSI and Other Entitlements2008
Camphill Special School, Glenmoore, PAUnderstanding Medicaid & SSI2008
Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater, NJBehavior and the IEP2008
ASPENAdults with Autism Spectrum Disorder & DDD Eligibility Requirements2008
Arc of Middlesex, North Brunswick, NJEstate Planning & Guardianship2008
Camp Hill Special SchoolAccessing Adult Services for Individuals with Disabilities2007