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Jane Windsor

Education Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Windsor Education Law

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jane

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Practice areas
  1. Education
    EDUCATION LAW MATTERS including SPECIAL EDUCATION and ACCOMMODATIONS. I help parents understand the limits of school district and school board authority regarding student attendance, discipline, etc. I represent parents who have issues with their children's education as well as college and graduate students in need of appropriate testing accommodations.

    12 years, 600 cases

  2. Family

I bring unique insight to education law. As a Hillsborough County classroom teacher, I administered and coordinated IEPs (Individual Education Plans) as well as participated in U.S. Department of Education Section 504 Plans as defined under federal law and Florida law. I also learned about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to best advocate for my students.


I understand these issues as well on a personal level as the mother of a child with ADD/ADHD. As an attorney, I use my knowledge as well as these experiences to partner with parents. After adequate and proper testing and diagnoses, I will ensure that my clients' children receive all their legally allowable accommodations in school.


As a member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) I stay abreast of state and federal laws governing special education rights. My passion is determining and enforcing accommodation rights and remedies for students with special learning needs and learning disabilities. I am working toward my Board Certification in Education Law. (Only 5% of all Florida Lawyers are Board Certified.)


A Florida native, a graduate of Sarasota High School, and of Florida State University.  After raising my daughter and success as a classroom teacher, I attended law school in Michigan where I obtained my Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  I was on the Dean’s List and earned three Certificate of Merits in Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Florida Comparative Procedure.


My primary objective is to solve the legal needs of my clients as economically and quickly as possible.  I deliver clear and concise solutions for my clients while involving them in every aspect of their case.  I’ll help them to see the big picture of their case from the initial intake to final resolution.   I’ll also allow them to benefit by saving money through participating in their legal solutions when we work as a team to thoroughly address their legal needs.

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Windsor Law Firm
1990 Main Street
Suite 750
Sarasota, FL, 34236


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Posted by Jenny | May 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my case
WON my case. I absolutely LOVED working with Jane the whole process through. Jane is a truly amazing professional who will fight for you as hard as she can. Jane is very honest in her dialogue, and is constantly in communication with you. She is willing to discuss your case in-person (with COVID safety precautions), via Zoom, email, or over the phone, and always returned my calls promptly. The process for me was quick, effective, affordable and was very consistent with what she initially predicted a settlement would look like. I highly recommend this firm for any one who is facing educational issues. Jane is an excellent attorney who fought hard for me. Again I gladly recommend Windsor Law, LLC
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Posted by Elizabeth | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done.
My case was rough but so was my child! A learning experience for everyone involved as some unique circumstances came up it was challenging. I prefer to not lay out all the details as they are personal to my son BUT I can tell you this: in the end, Jane got the job done. I walked away with the results I wanted. What more could I possibly ask for? I’m continuously grateful because with the end all result being exactly what I wanted it put us where we are today!
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Posted by Robert | January 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ms. Windsor immediately responded to my immediate need for a consultation regarding a school issue. Excellent advice, insight and encouragement
Posted by Jim | December 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Lawyer
We hired Jane during a very stressful period. Her counsel got us through a manifestation hearing and my son was allowed to stay in school. Jane truly cares about these kids. She is amazing!
Posted by Nathalie | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Amazing Jane" : The most caring and insightful lawyer I have ever hired
I have used Jane Windsor's services twice now. She came highly recommended which is not at all surprising. Jane went above and beyond to understand our needs and to research and identify innovative strategies for both our situations. She really knows her stuff, and couples this with a very keen intuitive sense, which makes for a very powerful combination! What is also very striking is that Jane really cares for, and champions, her clients! From the outset, we all knew that our case was in very capable hands. Jane is also extremely honest and upfront about her assessment of the situation. She tries to provide the maximum services within the most efficient timeframe in order to keep costs as reasonable as possible. Essentially, I cannot say enough good things about Jane, hence our family nickname for her: "Amazing Jane".
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Posted by Bonnie | November 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard Worker Who Really Cares!!!
Attorney Windsor really cares about her clients success. She goes above and beyond what she was hired to do. My son's school wanted to expel him or send him to Triad for a no harm mistake. She not only helped us resolve the problem satisfactorily, she helped my son improve his lack of education and catch up with areas of learning he was missing from the school with the problem. Now he is doing so much better in school academically and socially.
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Posted by Beata K | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Homebound hospital school
Exceeded my excepectations of an educational/family attorney. Went above & beyond to do what was "right" for my daughter. Case was resolved very quickly without going to court. Jane is an attorney with a HEART...couldn't have asked for better experience and a better outcome. She's an amazing person. I wish there would be more attorneys like Jane Windsor.
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Posted by Errika | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great axial!
Jane has been the greatest axial in the wheel about those circled up to assist my two children with special needs. One has Down syndrome and the other a language processing disorder. She KNOWS the best of the best for our kiddos! This includes: neuropsychologist, speech and language pathologist, other within the local school district. And they KNOW her too!! Even the specialized private school knew Jane!! If you child harbors ANY concerns for a special need, PLEASE contact her!! She has ALWAYS made herself and her staff readily available as well. And she will educate you, THE PARENT, on how to become your own child's advocate (saving money in the future). She TRULY has you child's best interest at heart
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Posted by Kari | November 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Graduate School
Jane Windsor is an outstanding lawyer and I highly recommend her. was unable to complete my graduate thesis at a large public university in Florida and the University had recently denied my request for readmission so that I could finish my thesis and graduate. I am in my forties and am not a “typical” client. Despite this, Jane was more than willing to meet with me. I felt completely helpless and did not know how to navigate the Florida university system to appeal the decision. Luckily for me, I found Jane Windsor. She took the time to really listen to me, and was the first person to ever suggest that I might have a learning disability. She referred me to a psychologist who specializes in learning disabilities and I was thoroughly tested. For the first time in my life, I was accurately diagnosed. I am now receiving treatment and have turned my academic and professional life around. Further, Jane was able to navigate the Florida university system and successfully advocated on my behalf. As a result, I was readmitted to graduate school and am on track to graduate. Throughout the process, Jane was always available, honest, and encouraging. If you are dealing with the Florida education system for yourself or on behalf of your child, the first thing you should do is call Jane Windsor. It is not hyperbole to say that Jane Windsor changed my life.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unbelievable attorney
Despite experiencing a horrible situation that was equally difficult to find representation for, I was fortunate enough to find Jane Windsor right away. The consultation and advice that I received from her was extremely honest. In addition to this, she and her team went above and beyond to help me. Although her professionalism is certainly of the highest level, I would say that what really sets her apart is her passion for helping others. I never felt like just another number or that I was alone. If you need any assistance within this area of law, I suggest that she is THE lawyer to contact.
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Posted by Maggie | October 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experience, professional, very caring and diligent attorney!
Since it was hard for me to find an attorney that specializes in school education law in my area, I called Jane and left her a message about my 15 year old daughter's school administrative hearing that was taking place in less than 24 hours. She quickly returned my emergency call and listened attentively to the situation and explained to me the process and my options, evaluated the case and kept me informed on what to do and how to handle the situation on my own and advised me to postpone the hearing to a more convenient time if this did not go my way and clearly explained to me her fees and what increment of times she uses to calculate the cost. I was pleased with her assistance, she answered my questions and was able to take notes. She did not charge for the initial consultation, I felt at ease talking to her and trusted her completely with this situation and I am very grateful. When I called her again the next day after the hearing and to update her about what just had happened, she advised me to email the school to make sure that none of this will follow my daughter in her educational transcript and will not affect her school placement, her acceptance to college and her future. I highly recommend Ms. Windsor for any legal situation that may arise, she is honest and trustworthy, highly committed and dedicated attorney.
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Posted by Mary | July 10, 2015
A great education attorney and advocate
I hired attorney Jane Windsor to advocate for my child and me as a result of the the losing battle in dealing with the Florida public school system jungle. She helped me realize we had numerous rights as a parent and student and we did not need to be adversarial in order to get help. I also did not realize I was not receiving the correct services for my child. It was an enlightening experience and immediately the high school began cooperating with us more fully and truthfully and my child was finally helped. I only wish I had hired Jane years earlier instead at the end of high school. Highly recommend her counsel as an advocate and also to help with evaluation. She has tons of resources to help.
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Posted by Stephanie | May 25, 2015
Institutional Discrimination
At a time in my life when I found myself in a very difficult, and emotional situation, Mrs. Windsor provided solid legal advice and treated my protection as her number one priority. She redefined my view on what a great lawyer stands for. She offered comfort and clarity while executing a strong case for what was just. I would highly recommend Mrs. Windsor for any legal situation you may encounter. Mrs.Windsor, Thank you and your team for your compassion, attention to detail and taking the time to address my concerns through this harrowing time in my life. You and your team are a credit to the legal industry!
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Posted by Nakeeta | June 25, 2013
Although this may be an overlooked task this day and age, I feel that I must bring to your attention the outstanding representation I received by your law firm, Windsor Law. I am, of course, very delighted to have had the pleasure of working with Jane in this time of need in my life. Her professionalism, courteous attitude, expert knowledge, honesty, patience, consideration, and understanding while handling my credit issues could not be over looked. I would highly recommend Windsor Law firm to anyone who is seeking a prestige company to represent them in a law matter. I am completely satisfied with my services. If I need any law advice in the future I will definitely consider Windsor law firm to represent me. I pray that your business continues to grow, prosper, and your demeanor remains the same. I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to extend my thanks and gratitude once again.
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Posted by Georgia | June 14, 2013
Awesome Lawyer
Jane Windsor has helped me out more than being an awesome lawyer; she has been there every time I have needed her in a manner of minutes. I cannot recommend her enough! She is someone who takes the time to understand your situation and actually listens to you. She is the third lawyer that I have had to work with and easily the BEST! She was recommended to me by a court appointed parent coordinator who highly recommended her as being very caring and reasonably priced. And, I am so very thankful that I made that call to Jane. She is more than reasonably priced and caring, she is dependable and tenacious. She never gives up, even when you may want too. Being a lawyer is her second career. Her first was a school teacher and she is still teaching me on how to deal with a very difficult divorce. In addition, she seem to know a lot of people involved in the court system, from the magistrate to other lawyers to people who have been court appointed to assist me and my children. Everyone likes and respects Jane which helps A LOT when she is representing you. She has even assisted and accompanied me to court in a legal situation outside of my divorce because she wanted to learn and help me. I just must repeat myself; I highly recommend Jane Windsor as a lawyer who is simply awesome.
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Posted by Dawn | June 4, 2013
I met Jane Windsor when I was going through a divorce. I was introduced to her by a mutual friend. she held my hand when I needed it. She also guided me through the ordeal with accurate information. She answered all my questions and gave me choices. Jane never left me hanging, if i called her she called back in a timely manner. I was very impressed. In my case things went better than expected and I believe that was because of Jane. I can't say enough about her work ethic and attention to detail.
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Posted by Brian | June 3, 2013
Dedicated and caring
When going through a divorce, or anything involving a child for that matter, its always very difficult to choose someone who cares as much about the process and child as you do. Jane is that person. I never could have moved through the system and visualized the light at the end of the tunnel knowing my daughter would be safe and cared for within the legal system without Jane. She was very dedicated to helping navigate through a very high conflict situation and unusual situation. Usually its not the father fighting to protect his child but in this case it was and Jane had some hurdles to over come. Also, she was up against a very powerful litigious firm and she never backed down. Strong, focused and mighty. When you have someone or something your very passionate about make sure the person you hire is just as passionate because without that energy you can never feel protected and satisfied. Thank you Jane for your professionalisim and working with such a hard headed, strong willed person to unfog the system and create a direction to protect a child without a voice. We only get one chance in this world to make a lasting impression and I will always remember your dedication, focus and sincere knowledge in your practice to help protect those who deserve and need it.
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Posted by Amy | May 14, 2013
The support I needed from a bright, caring lawyer
Having worked with lawyers over many years in a variety of capacities Jane Windsor stands out and renews my hope that lawyers too can change with the times. Ms Windsor listens, she hears your concerns with a companionate heart, she is bright, knows how to cut to the point, she’s funny when things get tough and she gets results. These attributes’ are important when tough issues come into play in ones life. I haven’t had anything harder to work through than when my mom needed support and protection in her elder years. I am very thankful that Jane Windsor crossed my path at this time of need.
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Posted by Lee | June 11, 2012
Review of Jane Windsor's work
Jane was very attentive and prompt. She has a wonderful attention to detail and worked very hard to make my will perfect. She continued to offer me her rationale for the will's features and to update the work in progress with current points of law. She explained everything thoroughly and got back to me before I needed to call her about the will's progress. She charged a fair fee.
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Posted by Imo | May 22, 2012
Jane Windsor has renewed my faith in the legal system. The excellent ratings were given after consideration of each category and of all of the instances where Ms. Windsor 'excelled' in each. There was no other rating which I could give regarding this attorney without totally compromising my own morals. She kept us up-to-date on each step and phase of the case as we began the process of adopting. If she did feel it would be to the benefit of the case, she would go to her own mentors. Ms. Windsor knows her strengths as well as any weaknesses. She will do what needs to be done to accomplish that which she believes should be done for her clients within lawful and legal guidelines.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Windsor Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sr. Trial Support Coordinator
  • Associates and B.L. Scheiner
  • 2010 - 2011


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Overturned Improper School Reassignment
  • Student's 504 Plan was upgraded to an IEP. Reassignment did not occur. Instead, as a result of appropriate IEP, student is now doing very well in school.


  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Northwest Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Flordia's Children First
  • Host Comittee Member
  • 2012 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Merit - Constitutional Law, ADR, etc.
  • Cooley Law School
  • 2007


  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • Free and Appropriate Public Education - FAPE
  • 2015
  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • Individualized Education Program - IEP
  • 2015
  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • School Actions or Inactions that can Result in Lawsuits
  • 2015
  • Classification
  • Windsor Law Firm and who I am as an attorney, mother and teacher
  • 2012
  • The Gift of Dyslexia
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Jane
Education Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane Windsor has an extraodorinary depth of knowledge in working with children with learning disabilities and getting them the special treatment they are entitled from their schools under applicable law. I highly recommend her to parents of a child with learning difficulties who what to get the most help they can from their child's school."
Education Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a true passion for this area of law. This passion and her knowledge and expertise in this area of law make her one of the best attorneys I know practicing in this area of law."
Education Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Jane Windsor as a lawyer working with students with special education needs and their families. Jane is knowledgeable, hard working and empathetic. Jane works to see that her clients receive a free appropriate public education as required by federal and state law. I recommend her without reservation."
Education Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jane is thorough and creative. She puts her clients first.She also contributes to the special education lawyer community which benefits everyone, her clients as well as other attorneys' clients."
Education Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jane is an excellent attorney and passionate advocate. We have worked side by side on cases and I am confident endorsing her abilities."
Education Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jane Windsor. Jane is an exceptional attorney and human being. She cares deeply about what she does and who she represents. Jane will not only advocate for you and your child but she will help you navigate through the very complicated world of education accommodations."
Education Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jane is a thoughtful, knowledgeable and credible lawyer. She does an excellent job for her clients."
Education Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for her practice in the area of special education law. Jane has staked her flag in a part of the state (Florida Southwest) where there is inadequate representation for children with disabilities. She is professional and personally committed in her area of practice. She will not hesitate to join forces with other attorneys where she feels that it will serve her clients. She's a hero! or is that heroine?"
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