|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Washington||Special Education||MA - Masters||1978|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy||Special Education and Discipline||2015|
|Seattle University School of Law||Special Education and Discipline||2015|
|Seattle University School of Law||Special Education and Discipline||2013|
|ADHD Eastside Parent Support Group||Special Education Law||2009|
|ADD Resources 8th Annual Fall Conference||Special Education Law||2009|
|Washington State Bar Association CLE||Special Education Law||2008|
|Seattle University Special Needs CLE||Special Education Law||2008|
|Seattle University School of Law||Special Education and Discipline||2008|
|ADHD Eastside Parent Support Group||Special Education Law||2008|
|CHADD Eastside Parent Group||Special Education Law||2007|
|Washington International Dyslexia Association||Special Education Law||2006|
|Seattle University Special Needs CLE||Special Education Law||2004|
Posted by Leigh Anne
I have had a horrible time with our school district. My son is 15 and a freshman with autism. The district wanted to vacate academics and focus on job skills. I fought them and ended up filing due process. I attempted to fight on my own, but when we worked out an IEP and they backed out at the last minute. I felt I was in over my head and retained Jeannette. She took me through settlement conference which was 12 hours long. We came out of it with 90% of what we wanted. She is an absolute expert and she got me more than I expected. I will continue to use her because my mind, for once, is at ease!!
Posted by anonymous
Jeannette has supported our son for 14 years! She started when he was in the 1st grade- and even beyond High School while attending the Adult Training Program. He graduates this year, and is now much more independent. He is employed in the community. Our son would not be where he is today had it not been for her perseverance with two school districts. You helped us through difficult times with your dedication in securing appropriate services he was entitled to. There were many times where up to 10 or more district professionals attended the IEP meetings. You handled yourself with poise and compassion (and humor!) in order to settle differences with the school districts. You gave us sound counsel, expert advice, and introduced us to others that we could not have obtained on our own. We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for our family. We are so very grateful.
Posted by The "T" Family
There are simply no words to express how grateful our family is to Jeannette. She saved our special needs child who was caught in a horrible situation with the school district and bureaucracy. She turned his life around by battling the school district, getting his IEP straightened out, and the proper services provided, and a SAFE learning environment. He's a different child today--educated, eager to go to school and learn, and will graduate from high school this year. Thanks to Jeannette our son is not a drop out with a disability, but a young man on his way to college. THANK YOU JEANNETTE FOR EVERYTHING!
Kathryn Fields, Domestic violence Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I can't say enough good things about this lawyer. Jeannette is an experienced and keenly skilled school law and special needs lawyer. She advocates for families and makes real change for the better happen in children's lives. If you ever have a problem involving your child and their school, call Jeannette first. She very likely will know exactly how to address it.
Virginia Onu, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Cohen is a very knowledgeable, dilligent and caring attorney. She is widely respected in her field and she works tirelessly for her clients and obtains excellent results for them.