18 years, 2,500 cases
|Attorney||Law Offices of Georgianna Junco-Kelman||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Jonathan I. Kelman||1998 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Shane's Inspiration||Member Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Autism Speaks Southern California||Member Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|CBS Local||Parents Claim Families Breaking Residency Rules To Enroll Kids In Popular Studio City School||2013|
|CNN||Treatment or Torture- Scarred for Life||2012|
|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|LAUSD||Parents Break Residency Rules to Enroll Kids in Popular School||2013|
|The Dr. Drew Show||Mental health and school safety||2012|
Posted by Kevin
We had an issue with LAUSD with respect to appropriate care for our disabled child in middle school. She knows the law and importantly, the system at LAUSD, really well. Before hiring her, we spent months fighting with the school and the school district, getting stonewalled. We were forced to file for Due Process and I wanted someone who would come out guns a blazing so we hired Georgianna. Within a few weeks after filing Due Process we got everything we wanted and then some. Georgianna is a great attorney that solves problems efficiently and will fight hard for you.
Posted by Nancy
Georgianna Junco Kelman was a superb attorney representing my son in fighting for his needs against our school district. She was highly knowledgeable about the process and very assertive in dealing with the school personnel and district administrators. Ms. Kelman was able to cut right through the bureaucracy and the shirking of responsibility from the administrators and she was able to get us even better than what we initially asked for in our complaint. I believe that much of her determination and will comes from her own maternal instincts with her own special needs child and direct first hand experience fighting for his needs. Ms. Kelman is extremely knowledgeable in her field and knows how to push the right buttons to make things happen. I highly recommend Ms. Kelman.
Posted by Mia
Georgianna Junco-Kelman has been an amazing advocate for my son. For years I felt like I was the only one noticing that my son was not adequately learning in the classroom. Via a referral, I called Mrs. Kelman. After my first conversation with her I knew she was the right advocate for me and my son. Mrs. Kelman knows the special education law and definitely knows negotiations with LAUSD. She is excellent at understanding what your own family is due from the district and how the district will negotiate in return. She truly wants the best for your child and works for it. It has been about 6 months that I am working with Mrs. Kelman now and I am so amazed at how she has advocated for services for my son. Mrs. Kelman's assistant, Isabel has been one of the most helpful people. She is very prompt with her follow up to my emails and calls. This coming school year my son will finally have the services he deserves. Thanks to Mrs. Kelman. I will be for sure hiring her for every IEP meeting I have.
Anita Gorecki-Robbins, Military law Attorney
Georgianna Junco-Kelman cares deeply about every client as she sees her own parental struggles and that of her son, in each child. She has taught free special education to parents in order to raise awareness and I have personally attended a week-long conference with her wherein I often felt she knew more that the instructor. Georgianna selflessly gives of her time to the Autism Speaks community and wherever she can to raise awareness - this is not just a job for her, it is a cause. I give her my strongest endorsement.
Chad Lewin, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mrs. Kelman is devoted to her clients. I have known her for many years and this area of law is certainly her calling. She will not rest until she successfully gets each and every child the right and appropriate educational plan. I would trust her with my own kids.
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