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Cheryl Belkowitz

Education Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Cheri Belkowitz

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Virginia - VA 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Cheryl

Learn Cheryl’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Education
    90%
    Cheri represents families in special education matters to protect their children’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

  2. Civil rights
    10%
    Disability law.

The lawyers at Belkowitz Law, PLLC focus their practice on Special Education Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law, and Creditors' Rights. 

Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax County, across from Old Town Hall.

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Location

Cheryl Belkowitz
10427 North Street
Suite 200
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Reviews

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Posted by Kat Donovan | January 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Laywer
Cheri is compassionate and very responsive. She consulted with me on a case and provided the most comprehensive advice I could have imagined. Cheri exceeded my expectations, if ever I need guidance, she will be my go to attorney.
Posted by Leona | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One with the Family!!
Cheryl Belkowitz is such a great blessing to our family!!! She is extremely professional and PREPARED!!!! Does her research AND provides feasible options, -AND is self motivated AND determined!!! Cheryl Belkowitz cares, and fights for my child like family!! Definitely worth it!!!! Thank you Cheryl Belkowitz!!!!
Posted by Susan | January 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice and Advocate
Cheri is a knowledgeable attorney who knows education law and tirelessly advocates for children and their families. She works hard with school districts to help families get the services that they are entitled to in school. She is tireless in her efforts to help all people with the intricacies of education law and due process.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Twice Exceptional Student Needing an IEP
We hired Cheryl to help us navigate through the complicated IEP process for our twice exceptional daughter at a Fairfax County School. Before bringing Cheryl into the picture, the school did not seem to want to consider an IEP for our daughter. Not only did having Cheryl help get their attention, I soon realized that there were so many options that Cheryl could help us procure for my daughter's IEP. Without Cheryl, we would have missed many opportunities available for our daughter as we do not know what are rights are in the school law area. With Cheryl, we successfully got the IEP. Cheryl is very generous with her time, and many times, I felt that she did not bill enough for the value of her services. Cheryl also has wonderful ideas and recommendations for all facets of raising children. Cheryl is an energetic and caring person to all. I cannot say enough about her impressive intelligence or the size of her caring heart. She truly advocated for our daughter as if she were her own.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Belkowitz Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rathbun & Goldberg, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Bruder, Gentile & Marcoux
  • 1994 - 1997

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Fairfax Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Disability Rights Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The ARC of Northern Virginia
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA)
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Advisory Committee for Students with Disablities
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Capital Camps & Retreat Center
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys 2022 - Schools & Education
  • Arlington Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Attorneys 2021 - Schools & Education
  • Arlington Magazine
  • 2021
  • Community Champion Award
  • Fairfax Special Education PTA (SEPTA)
  • 2020
  • 2017 Eleanor Sue Finkelstein Award for Special Needs
  • Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
  • 2017
  • National Security Forum Invitee
  • United States Air Force
  • 2017
  • Dean's Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1994
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Energy Law Journal
  • Report of the Committee on Electric Utility Regulation
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • 78th Legal Assistance Course
  • Navigating Special Education for Military Families: A Crash Course
  • 2023
  • William & Mary Law School webinar
  • COVID-19 & Special Education Panel
  • 2021
  • Parent Resource Center Workshop
  • Navigating Special Education Maze
  • 2021
  • Special Education Law From A to Z
  • Evaluation and Eligibility for Special Education Services
  • 2020
  • Special Education Law From A to Z
  • Unravelling Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) Complexities
  • 2020
  • Workshop: What to Put in the IEP
  • What to Put in the IEP
  • 2019
  • SpED Up: Steps to Seek and Get Special Education
  • Navigating Special Education in Public Schools
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute (NBI) Seminar on Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues
  • Legally Appropriate Responses to Difficult Disruptive Behaviors
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute (NBI) Seminar on Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying and Students with Behavioral Issues
  • 2019
  • IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop
  • The IEP Development Process in Virginia: Handling Difficult Issues
  • 2019
  • IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop
  • Key Considerations for Implementing IEPs
  • 2019
  • 5th Annual Advocacy Symposium
  • Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1: A Free Appropriately Ambitious Public Education
  • 2019
  • National Allies for Parents in Special Education (NAPSE) Annual Conference (Attorney Track)
  • Managing Client Relationships
  • 2018
  • National Allies for Parents in Special Education (NAPSE) Annual Conference (Attorney Track)
  • Details that Make a Difference in Your Child's Special Education
  • 2018
  • Fairfax County SEPTA's October Workshop & Meeting
  • Details that Make a Difference in Your Child's Special Education
  • 2018
  • 2018 Special Education Conference
  • Working Collaboratively with Your School
  • 2018
  • Presenter
  • Service Animal Laws
  • 2017
  • Attorney Training, Education Law Task Force
  • Due Process: Practical Examples and Tips
  • 2017
  • 23rd Annual Circle of Support Conference
  • Recent Developments Affecting the Rights of Students with Disabilities
  • 2017
  • Transition Points
  • Navigating Special Education in Public Schools
  • 2016
  • Transition Points
  • Navigating Special Education in Public Schools
  • 2016
  • The Arc of Virginia
  • Education Law
  • 2016
  • NVHC Inclusion Program
  • Navigating the Special Education Process
  • 2016
  • NICU Support Group
  • ABCs of IEPs
  • 2016
  • Conference and Resource Fair
  • Special Education Law for Military Children
  • 2016
  • AUCD Annual Meeting
  • Transitioning from High School to College
  • 2016
  • Accessibility Summit
  • Navigating the IEP Process
  • 2016
  • Circle of Support
  • Education Law: Advocating for your Child in School
  • 2015
  • ADHD Connections
  • Getting Public School Supports
  • 2015
  • Access Community Lecture Series
  • The Special Education Process: Protecting Your Child's Rights at School
  • 2015
  • The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workshop and Beyond
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Education Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cheri is an extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and effective special education lawyer. Cheri is passionate about representing families with special education matters and does so with compassion and understanding of the challenges they face. Cheri efficiently, and insightfully, identifies each student’s unique educational needs and strives to ensure that each student receives a free appropriate public education."
Education Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cheri is a very skilled and passionate attorney who will fight for her clients. She is an incredible advocate who goes above and beyond to help her clients. I highly recommend Cheri for any special education or education related issue. I have referred other attorneys and clients to her and will continue to do so."