Special Education & Pupil Personnel Services
The attorneys in our firm engage in a proactive process with special education administrators in the planning and programmatic development stages of student’s Individualized Education Programs and Section 504 Accommodation Plans. When called upon to litigate, we represent school districts in special education administrative proceedings at the Impartial Hearing Officer and State Review Officer levels. We also litigate special education matters in Federal District Courts and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. We’ve had unparalleled success in litigating these types of cases at all levels. The Second Circuit’s decision in Walczak v. Florida Union Free School District, that established a policy of court deference to education authorities in IDEA cases, upheld administrative proceedings successfully tried by our firm.