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I have been involved in education for 40 years, beginning as a special education teacher. We are the only education law firm in Arizona that has attorneys with both classroom and courtroom experience, and a parent if a young adult with special needs. We are passionate about our work. We frequently present on special education law to parents, educators, advocates and attorneys. Our firm as a statewide practice.  


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  1. Education: 100%
    24 years


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  • Kimberly Rae Davis

    Hope is very easy to work with and is a highly respected and skilled education attorney for Arizona families.


    Kimberly Davis Education Attorney
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  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Hope Kirsch is one of the best education lawyers in Arizona. She comes highly recommended by many attorneys and I send all referrals for K-12 education to her. She will handle your case in excellent and diligent fashion. Highly recommended!


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8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ, 85255-3557


AZActive 199807/03/2016
NYCurrently registered 199207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Merit ScholarBrooklyn Law School1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Council of Parent Attorneys and AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
Arizona Consortium of Children with Chronic Illness (ACCCI)Board Member2009 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1999 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association - Construction Defect SectionMemberN/A
AZA (Arizona Autism) UnitedExecutive BoardN/A
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC)Board Member2006 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
New York UniversitySpecial Education of the Emotionally HandicappedMA - Masters1977
Boston UniversitySpecial EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Education LawResolving Disputes in IEPs and Due Process2013
Know Your Clients' Educational Rights Under the LawKnow Your Clients' Educational Rights Under the Law2013
Bullying & Autism" What We Know & What We Can Do About ItBullying: Legal Issues & Current Policies in Arizona2013
Arizona Special Education LawThe Framework of Special Education Law, and IDEA2013
2013 Community Autism Conference for Parents & ProfessionalsNuts and Bolts of Special Education Law2013
Lunch & Learn SeriesKnow Your Educational Rights Under the Law2012
Intersection of Autism and Family LawSpecial Education Law: What the Bench and Bar Should Know2012