The majority of my my practice centers around legal issues between students and... more
The majority of my my practice centers around legal issues between students and schools. This issue is my passion. Clients range from pre-Kindergarten through graduate schools. I also maintain a significant estate planning practice, including estate planning for families with special needs children. In addition to my J.D., I also have a Master's Degree in Education and a teaching certification.... view profile
I went to law school in the 1970s because I wanted to change the world. I was... more
I went to law school in the 1970s because I wanted to change the world. I was fortunate to be able to work in public interest law for 25 years, working in legal aid programs in Nebraska, West Virginia, Worcester and Fitchburg. I ended my public interest career at the Disability Law Center where I discovered a deep and abiding interest in special education and a love for the families of childr... view profile
I concentrate my practice in Children's and Family Law, especially child abuse and... more
I concentrate my practice in Children's and Family Law, especially child abuse and neglect defense, DSS, DCF, 51As, care and protections, termination of parental rights, guardianships, students' rights, special education, school discipline, expulsion, foster care, guardianship, adoption. Consultant and staff trainer in child abuse and neglect reporting practices and liability prevention. Also d... view profile
Education laws relate to how our schools operate. They cover matters like educational standards, school district and school board authority, student attendance, discipline, and dress code requirements. An education lawyer advises school districts and school boards and represents them in disputes with students, teachers, and parents. Education lawyers also represent parents who have issues with their children's education. For example, if you think your child has been improperly suspended from school, an education lawyer will help you determine if challenging the suspension is within your legal rights.
Education Law Attorneys in cities near Newtonville, MA