Recent Decisions

DISCLAIMER: I have provided zealous, efficient and effective representation to families of children with special needs for over 15 years.  Here are some of the successful outcomes I have achieved for my clients.  Please keep in mind that special education matters depend greatly on the facts of each individual case. The favorable results I achieved in the following decisions do not guarantee I will win the same results in your case. Please contact me to discuss the merits of your particular case.

 

J.C. v. ______ School District (Montgomery County, July, 2016).

JC is a high school student who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome, anxiety and learning disabilities. When Parents expressed concern over J.C’s failing grades, the District told them he wasn’t applying himself. I filed for due process. The Hearing Officer ordered the District to reimburse Parents for J.C.’s private placement at Delaware Valley Friends School. He is excelling at DVFS and anticipates going to college.

G.W. v. ______ School District (Montgomery County, March, 2016).

G.W. has dyslexia. Several years ago, I obtained an order compelling the District to reimburse GW’s tuition at Delaware Valley Friends School. Even though GW was excelling at DVFS, the District refused to keep funding his placement there. I filed for due process. The Hearing Officer ordered the District to continue paying GW’s private school tuition. He chastised the District for offering GW meaningless goals without baseline data just to win the case. GW now looks forward to graduating from DVFS and going to college.

CJ v. ______ School District (Lancaster County, July, 2016).

CJ is a 10th grade student who suffers from ADHD anxiety and a learning disability in math. When he attended school in the District, the other students routinely bullied him based on his assumed sexual orientation. Parents withdrew CJ from the District and placed him in an out of area charter school for students passionate about the arts. They then retained my services, and I filed for due process. The Hearing Officer ruled in Parents favor and ordered the District to reimburse Parents transportation expenses to and from the charter school, totaling approximately $25,000 per year. Eventually, I convinced the District to pay this amount to Parents every school year until CJ graduates.

M.H. v. __________ School District (November, 2014).

M.H. suffers from profound dyslexia. As a results, he was significantly under achieving in school compared to his overall abilities. The District insisted on placing M.H. in a life skills program, to prepare him for a future in menial labor jobs. I filed a due process complaint. The Hearing Officer awarded M.H. tuition reimbursement so he can attend a specialized, college preparatory private school for students with language-based learning disabilities. I also obtained attorneys fee reimbursement from the District.

G.W. v. _______ School District (December, 2013).

For several years, the District failed to address G.W.'s profound dyslexia.  When negotiations failed, I took the case to due process.  The Hearing Officer ordered the District to reimburse Parents for G.W.'s tuition, transportation, books, etc. so he could attend Delaware Valley Friends School.  I also won vital one-on-one reading services and attorney's fee reimbursement from the District.

M.K. v.  _______ School District (April, 2014).

M.K. suffers from profound language-based learning disabilities.  Parent came to me because M.K. was not making meaningful progress in the District's generic special education setting.  The District refused to take any action, so I took the case to due process.  The Hearing Officer ruled in Parents favor and ordered the District to provide compensatory education, tuition reimbursement and attorney's fee repayment.  I was then able to negotiate a favorable settlement under which the District agreed to pay multiple years of M.K.'s tuition at Hillside School, including transportation.