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Deborah Rose Jacobson

Education Attorney at Berkeley, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Inactive No misconduct found

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  1. Education

    16 years, 100 cases

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Law Office of Deborah R. Jacobson
1919 Addison St Ste 105
Berkeley, CA, 94704-1161

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Educational Attorney
Words can't express our appreciation but we'll try! What started out as a super daunting process, Deborah and her EA Lindsey made it so easy to understand and we felt confident in their leadership throughout the unknown. Thank you both so much for your expert guidance and assistance throughout the most stressful times of our lives as parents, financially and emotionally (especially during COVID). We are so blessed to have crossed paths with you in this life.
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Posted by Kim | October 7, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Direct, precise and friendly guidance
Deborah provided me with outstanding guidance and consultation at a time when I needed it most. I am grateful for her directness, ability to see the big picture very quickly, and to summarize next needed steps when fighting for my child's needs. She also was extremely responsive, contacting me in less than 24 hours of my inquiry. I admire and appreciate her professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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The best, most effective special education attorney you can find
Deborah Jacobson is a very unique lawyer. It is rare to find so many exceptional qualities in one person. She is able to assess what is realistic and what she will be able to accomplish. She is very smart, dedicated, persistent and results oriented. At the same time, she is compassionate, kind and patient. She never gives up and fights for what she knows those whom she represents are entitled to get under the law, in spite of the enormous opposition from the district. As far as I know, Deborah never lost a case she agreed to fight for. My daughter has special needs and we were repeatedly denied by the district those services which my daughter badly needed. This left us without any hope of support or assistance. Deborah was able to get the district to provide financial support for the placement of my daughter in a special school. When it turned out that the school could not actually support my daughter, Deborah did not give up and was able to go back to the district and get financial support for another placement in an out-of-state therapeutic school better suited to my daughter's needs. During this process, Deborah was always available and caring. I am incredibly lucky to have found her and have her be the lawyer representing my daughter. February, 2017
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Posted by Lori | November 8, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Fabulous Special Education Attorney
Deborah has provided several consultations. She has an excellent grasp of special education law & has been extremely helpful in providing guidance around special education services for dyslexic students.
Posted by Eva | May 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Pursuing Educational Justice
Deborah is very good at what she does and works tirelessly for every client. I rate her 5+ stars because she additionally works to change systemic barriers that will benefit all students. Truly skilled and amazingly committed. Our family was lucky to find her.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2015
The ONLY Attorney in the bay area willing to fight for your child!
Ms. Jacobson is an excellent attorney that is passionate about special education. Her and her staff are helpful, kind, and courteous and they are always available. No question will ever be unanswered. She is strategic and will come up with a plan to get the services and help your child deserves. She has fought both large and small districts and always prevails. My son was denied services and the district continued to write an inappropriate IEP. The assessments were poor and he was regressing. To date, she is gotten all the services my son deserves and we got the financial relief that we deserved. The district is no longer going to underestimate my ability to fight for my son as they know Ms. Jacobson will be right behind me to make sure that they follow the law. If you want an attorney that will aggressively fight, is strategic, smart, and is always available for you... then call Ms. Jacobson!
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Berkeley Education Lawyer Deborah Rose Jacobson
Deborah Rose Jacobson
Education Attorney
Berkeley, CA
Licensed for 12 years