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Adam Marshall Wasserman

Education Attorney at Calabasas, CA

5.0   41 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
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ASK ME HOW I BECAME AN ATTORNEY WITH ADHD & DYSLEXIA AND HOW I CAN HELP YOU MAXIMIZE YOUR CHILD'S POTENTIAL. CHANGE IS VERY REAL. YOU WILL BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND HAVE YOUR PARTICIPATION HONORED. FREE CONSULTATION FOR ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019
Client's Choice
2022 2019

Location

Education Justice Law Firm
26565 Agoura Road
Suite 200
Calabasas, CA, 91302

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sande | August 30, 2023
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Adam Wasserman is absolutely the best.
Adam Wasserman, the exceptional special education lawyer, has truly transformed my son's trajectory from elementary school to high school. He has been an unwavering champion, ensuring that my child receives all the necessary services and support. Thanks to Adam Wasserman, my child's life has been positively changed, and he has paved the way for a successful future. His reputation within the school district is incredible, to the point where just having him represent me would make the district back down and provide whatever I needed. He is an absolute shark of an attorney...but to me and my child, always so kind and relatable. We love him!
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
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Amazing and Kind
I hired Adam a few years ago to represent my daughter. Adam was able to get my child the services she needed. I highly recommend Adam.
Posted by Michael | August 1, 2022
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Excellent education attorney!
My family has been working with Adam for several years. He and his firm are top notch. He knows the law inside and out. He knows the right strategies to obtain the desired results. We are thrilled with Adam and would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2022
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Adam is the best advocate for your child!
We highly recommend retaining Adam early in the IEP process-I wish we would have done so sooner. He has made so much progress in such little time and we look forward to all the changes that will take place this coming school year. He gives you a voice after the school district tries to silence you.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Very effective
Adam successfully negotiated with our public high school/district to allow our child to be able to take a core class at a private school after they had firmly denied our request. He was easy to deal with and repeatedly got results for us we could not get on our own.
Posted by Kelly | May 22, 2022
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Awesome Adam
I am writing to formally recognize and acknowledge Adams commitment to my daughters needs and education. Adams' dedication to her and our family has improved each of our lives. Had it not been for Adam we would still be in despair and fighting the school districts endlessly with minimal results. A daunting and exhausting task for even the strongest of families and breaking them to defeat and tears. Believe me when I tell you to, trust Adam. Adam, truly carries and holds your family dear while getting awesome results for your child. I could write a page about AWESOME ADAM easily however I know people tend to skim read so I wanted to emphasize some key truths about Awesome Adam. He listens. He cares. He gets results. Adam will work with you and your family to achieve FAPE and the ability to breathe again. Awesome Adam, Kieley and I want to Thank you for giving her a future, a chance in life, listening and never giving up. You are truly Awesome Adam. Time to celebrate. We are looking forward to the next 3 years with you, your team and seeing you at Kieley's Graduation! Sincerely, Kelly and Kieley
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Posted by Nathalie | May 9, 2022
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Adam is the whole package
Two years ago I walked in blindly and alone to an IEP meeting with zero knowledge and I came off that way. I was presented with a whole lot of district jargon that just confused me entirely. I walked out of there feeling helpless and incompetent on how I was going to get my son the help he so desperately needed. Knowing that I needed help I started researching. Advocates, lawyers, consultants but none of them offered what we found in Adam. Adam has a plethora of knowledge within the education system. He has years of experience. He downright gets it! Adam held our hand every step of the way. In the two years that we worked with Adam every single text, email and phone call was returned and answered promptly, he also attended every single IEP meeting and saw them through fruition. He fought very diligently and professionally for our son. He also assisted us with getting reimbursed for private aid fees we had to incur as well as extra tutoring which is doing wonders for our son. Adam is the whole package.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2022
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Best Education Lawyer Out There
We retained Mr. Wasserman to represent our 10th grader who was quickly falling between the cracks and beginning to fail in her classes. There was no support and her self esteem was crumbling. In our meeting with the school and District present, Mr. Wasserman completely transformed the schools dynamic towards us from one of invisibility and helplessness with no school support to one of responsiveness and accessibility. We know that we have rights and the Districts obligation is to honor them. In the past they made us feel like they were doing us a favor and giving us bread crumbs when they felt like it. Mr. Wasserman skillfully held them to account and we are now getting the services and assistance our child deserves. We are very lucky to have Mr. Wasserman’s counsel, clarity, and advocacy as he continues to represent our child’s best interest. In short he gave us our power back.
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Posted by Susan | April 25, 2022
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Thank you!
My daughter was struggling in school and the District was dragging out the IEP process. He was very effective in dealing with the District and got her the services she needed. She is now back on track and will be graduating with her class this year. Without Adam’s help this would not have been possible. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Diana | April 21, 2022
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Incredible human!
Adam is a compassionate and caring person. My son's IEP was inadequate and he was not receiving the proper services. Adam took the time to talk to my son one-on-one to hear his perspective so he could support our family completely during the entire process. My son said, "He was very attentive and down to earth." Adam is incredibly knowledgeable with the IEP process and with learning disabilities and continues to guide us. Adam is the guardian angel for anyone who needs help advocating for their child's rights.
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Posted by Rashmi | April 16, 2022
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Excellent attorney and advisor for parents with special needs children
We have been working with Adam for the past year for our high school son. Adam has been a great partner for us in ensuring that our son got the right support and services from the school district. He has been very responsive and listens to our concerns patiently, understands our concerns and is a very good advisor. He actively participates in the meetings and discussions, and has worked with the school district in getting everything in place so that our son's education program progresses smoothly. Thank you, Adam.
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Posted by Anthony | April 11, 2022
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Compassionate Advocate Adam Wasserman
Adam Wasserman fought successfully to ensure my daughter received access to her free appropriate public education (FAPE). Beyond his years of experience and education law expertise, Adam is a compassionate and caring person who took the time to understand our case on a personal level and made sure every step in the process was taken thoughtfully and in consideration of all potential outcomes. It is my pleasure to recommend Adam and I would be happy to serve as a reference for anyone considering working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2022
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So thankful for Adam
Adam has been such a lifesaver in making sure my son gets the support that he needs. Last year was our first year in public school and with the pandemic happening as well he was so amazing at making sure everything was taken care of for my son and that his educational experience was the best even through all the crazy times. I really loved that he wanted to hear from my son about how he was feeling and what he think he needed. It is so important for kids to be able to help advocate for themselves. Thank you Adam!
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Posted by Seth | April 8, 2022
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Changed Our Son's Life
Adam and his staff are exceptional. They turned our son's life around. Our specific situation involved a defiant staff that was bullying our family. Adam turned all of that around and our FASD son, who had only ever had Ds and Fs became a B and C student and is on track to graduate this year with his class. Thanks, Adam!
Posted by Regina | April 8, 2022
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Thoroughly researched my daughter's case
Adam blew away the school district with his research that thoroughly defended my daughter's need for a 504 Plan to level the playing field in high school studies and test taking for her impaired eyesight. We had been trying to get accommodations for her for over 2 years. Adam got them in a few short months. Fabulous attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
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Deborah G.-D., Parent of Twin Daughters with Special Needs
Mr. Wasserman was a lifesaver for my daughters and my family. We had been trying for 4 years to get a fair and quality assessment and an IEP for our daughters with our local school district, and were repeatedly denied this. Finally, with Mr. Wasserman's help, we were able to settle a case with the district amicably, ensure a fair and appropriate IEP for our twins, and keep their IEPs and services equitable. Mr. Wasserman is friendly, straight forward, honest, generous, and kind. He is a great advocate for families of children with special needs and legal advisor. We are very grateful for his help and kindness, and his professionalism.
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Posted by Darren | April 7, 2022
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Saved our family
Me not knowing much about the school system in regards to my child’s adhd service. Adam stepped in and was very helpful. He accomplished in a few short weeks what have been trying to get done in 7+years. Very knowledgeable and down to earth. I highly recommend.
Posted by Stacy | April 7, 2022
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Goes to bat for students
Adam cut the overly summative talk about our daughter and was able to pinpoint where the breakdowns were and what she needed from the adults in the room. While not in the least rude, he called administration out on negligent behaviors and strongly and successfully advocated for her services. He was an excellent listener to us as parents and the prior experiences we had had. Adam is the perfect combination of heart and knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2022
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Thank you!
Very helpful. Keeps pushing the district to get it right for my child. Can’t thank Adam enough. I know he will do right by us. As a lawyer myself, I appreciate his professionalism and skill.
Posted by Travis | May 7, 2021
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Our little one was falling too far behind and couldn't catch up.
It’s a difficult realization that your child isn’t receiving the help at school that they need and deserve. It's equally difficult trying to navigate and understand the often complex language used to gauge their progress, it can be daunting. We were lucky to involve Adam Wasserman in this process. He easily communicated with the school district and had a commanding understanding of all the documents and test results presented to him. He was able to identify and communicate with us and the district in such a way that quickly led to a settlement. Most importantly our child is getting the help that they have deserved all along. Adam and his staff were helpful, knowledgeable and incredibly efficient. His experience wasn’t lost on anyone we spoke with. We are very grateful for his help.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • New York University
  • Master of Science
  • 1992
  • Hofstra University , New College.
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • N/A
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg School
  • N/A
  • Yosan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Education Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is an amazing education lawyer not just because of his legal skill but because he deeply cares about his clients and the challenges they face. I don't think you will find another lawyer with Adam's combination of knowledge of education law and passion for protecting the educational rights of children. As a parent myself, I never had to deal with a child with learning disabilities nor did I have to battle schools to provide proper resources and protection for my children. I can't imagine the horrible stress from having a vulnerable child that the school had cast aside. Even as a lawyer myself, I would not want to have to do this alone. I would someone like Adam on my side and the side of my child."
Education Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam was recommended to me by a mutual friend. Adam guided me through the analysis of an education case issue and assisted me to write an effective demand letter to the District, which secured the desired results."
Education Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adam, my fellow lawyer, who I hired to help my own children obtain the services necessary to access the highest-quality education possible. I intend to utilize his legal expertise for as long my family needs, and he is my one and only referral for an education justice attorney."
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Calabasas Education Lawyer Adam Marshall Wasserman
Adam Marshall Wasserman
Education Attorney
Calabasas, CA
Licensed for 28 years
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