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Hans Albert Gillinger

Hans Albert Gillinger

Practice areas:

Education, Civil Rights, Appeals, Employment & Labor

About Me

HANS GILLINGER specializes in representing students with disabilities against their local school districts as well as in related civil rights litigation. 


 


In 2004 Hans began advocating for the special education rights of children and young adults while in law school. Graduating in 2005, he began at a law firm in parent practice. While serving his special needs clients, he performed extensive legal research and analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the California Education Code, and implementing federal and state law regulations. During these first years of his practice, he represented clients’ interests at individual education program (IEP) meetings and through due process from filing for due process, through mediation, to the due process hearing. 


Uniquely, Hans brings this prior parent practice experience together with the years he spent representing school districts and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA) at all stages of special education disputes including the OAH and federal court. Hans comes to The Law Offices of Hans A. Gillinger from the prestigious defense firm Burke, Williams & Sorensen that has served the needs of California public entities and joint power authorities since 1927. Knowing how school districts and their counsel evaluate cases, the reasons justifying a higher settlement offer, and the situations that compel school districts to fight as well as those that inspire cooperation with parents, enables Hans to obtain superior client outcomes. 


 


Throughout his time in practice, he has represented both parent and school districts at due process hearings, and thereafter before federal trial courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 


Hans has consistently obtained favorable outcomes and prevailing party status for clients. He works with clients with numerous disabilities, unique needs, and individual goals. He has received endorsements and recommendations from clients and stakeholders in the field of special education with some available for review at:


 


http://www.linkedin.com/pub/hans-gilinger/6/799/932


 


 

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Languages Spoken: English, German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Education: 70%
    9 years, 100 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 15%
    9 years, 100 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
    8 years, 100 cases
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Gillinger. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.

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    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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Contact Info

The Law Offices of Hans A. Gillinger

9207 Eton Ave.
Chatsworth, CA, 91311-5808

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Individual Award for Excellence in Appellate AdvocacyLincoln Inn Court (England)2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Bonnie Z. Yates2013 - Present
Of CounselLaw Offices of Bonnie Z. Yates2012 - 2013
AttorneyBurke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP2011 - 2012
AttorneyGibeaut, Mahan & Briscoe2007 - 2011
AttorneyRoberts & Adams Attorneys At Law2006 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
H.C. v. Long Beach Unified Sch. Dist. Case No.: CV 10-00349Obtained order of dismissal in federal district court.
H.W. et al. v. Long Beach Unified Sch. Dist., 2011 WL 714392 (C.D.Cal.), No.: CV 10-07015Obtained order of dismissal in federal district court.
M.K. v. Long Beach Unified Sch. Dist., (C.D.Cal.) Case No.: 08-CV-02213Prevailed in district court at trial. Judgment entered in favor of school district.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine Univ SOLN/AlawN/A
Fort Lewis CollN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education - Child Find and Zero Reject under the IDEA2012
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education - How to Draft Effective Goals and Objectives in an IEP2011
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education - Present Levels of Functional Performance and Academic Achievement2010
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education - Evaluations under the IDEA2009
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education - Procedural Safeguards2008
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education and Civil Rights Topics2007
Pepperdine School of Law, Special Education ClinicSpecial Education and Civil Rights Topics2006
Autism One ConferenceExtended School Year Services under the IDEA2006