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Veronica L. Reed

Family Attorney at Schenectady, NY

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About Veronica

Learn Veronica’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Education
    40%
    Parent and student advocate for issues related to Special Education (IDEA), including behavioral intervention plans (BIPs), FERPA, assessments, individualized education plans (IEPs), variances, and FAPE complaints, mediation, hearings and appeals before the NYS Education Department and State Courts.

    18 years

  2. Family
    40%
    Representing parents and children in Family Court and Supreme Court for issues related to juvenile law (school discipline referrals, PINS, juvenile delinquency), abuse, neglect, LGBTQ rights and protections, Custody and Visitation, paternity proceedings, child support, emancipation, and alternative families.

    15 years

  3. Civil rights
    20%
    Representing parents and students in State and Federal Court for matters related to free appropriate public education (FAPE), civil rights, fair practices, discrimination and accommodations (Section 504, Title II, Title IX, Title VI), bullying (DASA), LGBTQ rights, FERPA.

    18 years

 Inspired by her children's pediatrician, Veronica left her corporate career and opened the Law Office after a number of years being her family's special education and family law attorney. She is now focused on helping you advocate for your children. Whether that is establishing an IEP or pursuing a complaint against a school, resolving a custody dispute, helping your teenager resolve a school suspension or PINS matter, protecting your child from bullying and ensuring that he or she has a safe place to learn, helping you adopt a child or build a thriving alternative family. Whatever your legal issue, you need pragmatic cost-effective approaches that provide long-term solutions. You have questions. Call or email today and let us help you find answers.

 

Veronica has the corporate and litigation experience you can rely on to advocate for you and your family. Her corporate career spans twenty years with General Electric, Kawasaki, Booz Allen Hamilton, and MTA New York City Transit where she wrote and negotiated commercial contracts and pursued and defended against claims for construction and manufacturing projects. She was a litigator in New York City for Fisher & Fisher and Traub, Lieberman, Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP, practicing in the areas of education, professional liability, employment discrimination and practices, premises liability, and CGL and PL insurance defense coverage. She represented education (public schools, parochial schools, and private schools), religious institutions, non-profits, and commercial clients in all phases of litigation in New York, Kings, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan and Montgomery counties and in Eastern and Southern U.S. District Courts.

 

Veronica holds a BA from Seattle Pacific University and a JD from New York Law School. In 2005 she was admitted to practice in New York. She is also admitted to practice in multiple U.S. District Courts.

 

Veronica grew up in Wilton, NY. She moved to Schenectady in 2008. She is mom to three children, two cats, and one fish. Her children attend Schenectady public schools and Hobart College. 

 

Veronica is active in the Schenectady County Bar Association Committee for Trusts, Estates and Special Needs and the New York State Bar Association Trusts, Estates and Special Needs Section and Health Law Section, a board member of the De Blasiis Music Series (), and a member of the Ellis Medicine Patient and Family Advisory Council ().

Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Veronica

Law Office of Veronica Reed
650 Franklin Street, Suite 106
Schenectady, NY, 12305

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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a kind
If I could rate her a million I would. She fought for me & my children when no one else would. Her fees were comparable to other attorneys I had called, but she was so understanding, helpful & knowledgeable during my initial contact, I didn't bother calling anyone after her.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unprofessional and disrespectful
Went through the entire consultation, she accepted me as a client. I called her with questions close to the hearing and she got frustrated and yelled “I AM NO LONGER REPRESENTING YOU!” And hung up the phone on me. I was in such a bad place in my life and truly needed the help and I sobbed after she hung up on me. I still don’t understand what happened and I never heard from her again.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Veronica Reed
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • General Electric
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Fisher & Fisher
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • BA
  • 1995

Associations

  • Schenectady County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • SCBA Real Estate CLE
  • Risk Allocation in Construction Contracts
  • 2013

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Schenectady Family Lawyer Veronica L. Reed
Veronica L. Reed
Family Attorney
Schenectady, NY
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation