What We Offer

Special Education
You have a child with challenges and you are either starting or have been involved in the Individual Education Program (IEP) process. It is a complicated and often an emotionally difficult experience.  You may have gone to meetings where you feel lost or overwhelmed by what school staff is saying or proposing. You may be facing issues of eligibility, assessments, IEPs, related services, and placement (in public or private schools). You may be involved in, or headed to a mediation or a due process hearing.  Larry has been involved with SPED since 1979 and he and Trish understand the complex legal and emotional challenges you face in advocating for your child’s right to an appropriate education.
Child Protective Services Matters
We offer representation of parents, guardians, relatives, foster and de facto parents, siblings, and non-related extended family members in all phases of child protection proceedings.
We are trained mediators and available for family and child related mediation, family caucusing, and assistance and consultation in resolving inter-familial issues. Our practice does not include divorce or custody mediation but we are more than happy to be of assistance in locating a legal professional to meet your needs.

How We Work

For all legal fields we have the following process:

Initial call:  We provide a free, initial phone consultation (10-15 minutes) and explain the next steps in the process. There is no obligation on your part to retain us because of this initial call.

Planning your legal strategy:  If you decide you want us to assist we will review your case and all pertinent documentation. We will then provide you with:

  • Our over-all assessment of your case; how strong or weak
  • Our recommendations for what is needed to strengthen the case (if required)
  • What steps should be taken, starting with the least intrusive/costly
  • A detailed explanation of the ways in which we can help, from full representation to consultation/advice.

Who We Serve

Children with Disabilities
For families with children who are already eligible for special education or children who are not yet in special education; children with learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, ADD, ADHD, brain-injuries, physical challenges, hearing or vision loss, autism, developmental delay, speech and language disabilities.
Individuals Involved in Child Protective Services Matters
For parents, relatives, foster parents or other individuals who would like to obtain direct representation or bring relevant information before the court regarding a child in a child welfare proceeding.