|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||Federation For Children with Special Needs||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top Rated Lawyer||Boston Globe||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Dr. Crocker Award of Excellence||Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress||2002|
|Partner||Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Boston Bar Association||Memeber||1987 - Present|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude||1987|
|Boston College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Special Education Law||Special Education Law and Regulations||2014|
|Annual Conferencer||Special Education Law and Regulations Year in Review||2014|
|Annual Conference||Special Education Law and Regulations Year in Review||2013|
|Annual Conference||Special Education Law and Regulations Year in Review||2012|
|Annual Conference||Special Education Law and Regulations Year in Review||2011|
Posted by anonymous
Daniel Heffernan's expertise and professional demeanor made an extremely trying legal situation seem manageable. His understanding of special education law allowed for us to position our case in the best light as we moved through the process. His role was pivotal in our achieving the desired outcome for our family and we are thankful for his insight. We strongly recommended him for any family who is dealing with a challenge in the special education system.
Posted by Matt
Dan has represented us for the past three years in connection with our child's special education needs. His knowledge of a highly technical area of the law is very impressive, and his relationships and credibility with BSEA officials and opposing counsel are invaluable in obtaining the best result possible. He also is very candid and realistic about the strengths and weaknesses of a case and gave us a very accurate assessment of it from the outset. I am a lawyer myself, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dan to others and likely will use him again. And, finally, he's just a terrific guy who really understands what his clients are going through - you will feel lucky to have a great person and lawyer on your side.
Posted by anonymous
Dan was extremely successful in helping us in mediation with our school district. We have a son with special needs that was not being serviced appropriately in district. We initially exhausted all our own resources in attempting to get our son the most appropriate educational setting to meet his complex special needs. Unfortunately we had to hire an attorney. Dan stepped in on our behalf and ultimately helped us reach a settlement with the school district.
Dan was extremely knowledgeable as well as compassionate to us as clients. He really understands the complexity of children with special needs and what families face every day. Our son is in the right setting and thriving because of the help Dan provided us. We highly recommend Dan and thank him for all his hard work in getting us to a better place as a family.
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