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Nicole A. Joseph

Education Attorney at Stevenson, MD

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nicole

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Practice areas
  1. Education
    Special Education, School Issues, Education Issues, Disability

    19 years

  2. Juvenile law
    Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, School Discipline.

Nicole’s education law practice focuses on representing children with disabilities in the special education process, including diagnosis or identification, IEP development, progress monitoring, and mediation or administrative hearings, as well as suspension and expulsion appeals and juvenile justice system involvement. Nicole often represents students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and emotional and behavioral disabilities. Nicole also advocates for people with disabilities in the process of obtaining and maintaining services through Maryland Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers and other State programs. Nicole has represented hundreds of children throughout Maryland. 


Nicole A. Joseph
Law Offices of Nicole Joseph 10421 Stevenson Road #442
Stevenson, MD, 21153


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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Nicole was instrumental in securing placement for my severely dyslexic son. She is an amazing attorney who fought tirelessly to get my son's academic needs met. She is a compassionate attorney who is an expert in Special Ed law. Her availability when it came to communicating with my husband and I was top notch. She returned all emails and phone calls promptly. And she constantly kept us in the loop. My only regret was that I didn't find her sooner! She is one of the best Education lawyers in the area and I have recommended her time and time again. And I will continue to recommend her. You will not go wrong in hiring Nicole or any of her associates. They are highly competent at what they do.
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Posted by Lauren | July 24, 2020
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Thorough, Caring, Expertise
Nicole is clearly an expert in her field. She is extremely knowledgeable and works so efficiently. She is caring, straight forward, and honest. Nicole enabled the testing, diagnosis, and IEP processes for both my son and my daughter to run very smoothly. I would not have been able to do it, and do it so incredibly well with appropriate goals for my children, without her.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2020
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Amazing Educational Attorney
I cannot say enough good things about Nicole and the work she did for my family. She helped my son through one of the most difficult times in his life and in our family's life. She is knowledgeable, insightful, calm and responsive. She was present whenever we needed her. She advised us, argued with the other side when necessary, and gave us our options in a clear, understandable manner. She advocated for our son at IEP meetings and throughout the administrative process. She also helped us find resources beyond the school system, to ensure he was getting everything he needed. It was clear she cared about him as a person and felt for him and his struggles. I can't recommend her enough. If you are looking for someone to advocate for your child's educational rights and ensure your child is getting the educational services and support that he/she is entitled to under the law, I can't think of anyone better. If/when we need her help again (as I am sure we will given the long educational career ahead of us) she will definitely be our first call.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Nicole Joseph
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney, Education and Children's Health Care
  • Disability Rights Maryland
  • 2004 - 2017


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2004
  • Oberlin College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Counsel of Parent Advocates and Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Stars
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • Parent Training - ARC of Northern Chesapeake
  • Special Education Training for Parents
  • 2019
  • Next Steps -Decoding Dyslexia Maryland
  • Special Education Law for Parents
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Education Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"During my time as the Director of Legal Advocacy at Disability Rights Maryland, I supervised Nicole Joseph for over 10 years, working with her to tackle difficult special education policy issues and individual cases. Nicole has excellent lawyering skills and approaches her cases strategically. Most importantly, Nicole listens to her clients, advocates zealously on their behalf, and is compassionate in her representation."
Education Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an excellent attorney and colleague who generously gives of her time and shares advice and insights. She is extremely knowledgeable about education law and is a skilled advocate and champion of students and families. Families in need of a special education attorney are in the best of hands with Nicole."
Education Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Nicole Joseph and I worked together from 2010-2014, during which time I saw her listen and respond to her clients' needs. She balances zealous advocacy with the human touch required by education law practice."
Education Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For an outstanding attorney advocate in school disputes Nicole Joseph provides clients and her attorney colleagues highly effective representation and counsel. Excellent!"
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Stevenson Education Lawyer Nicole A. Joseph
Nicole A. Joseph
Education Attorney
Stevenson, MD
Licensed for 19 years