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.

 

N.S. v. ________ School District (Montgomery County, December 2018).

NS. is an elementary school student who suffers from severe ADHD and learning disabilities. Instead of helping NS, the District treated her as “uneducable” and regularly excluded her from class. Parents retained my services and I filed for due process. The hearing officer ordered the District to place NS in an excellent private school at District expense and awarded NS compensatory education worth approximately $30,000. The District also must reimburse Parents’ attorney’s fees.

 

BS v.                     School District (Montgomery County, March 2018).

BS is an elementary school-age child with behavioral issues and significant learning disabilities. When BS struggled with reading and writing, the District sent him to a self-contained class for “emotionally disturbed” children in another school building. On my recommendation, Parents placed BS in a private school with strong one-on-one reading and writing support. I then filed for due process. The hearing officer ordered the District to reimburse Parents’ tuition payments, provide daily transportation and pay my attorney’s fees.

 

Z.C. v.                      School District (Montgomery County, April 2017).

ZC  is a young child with autism, a history of seizures and other disabilities. Parents hired me after concluding the District could not meet his complex special needs. I successfully secured a private school placement at District expense. The District then refused to provide safe, reliable transportation for ZC and from his private school. I filed for due process. The hearing officer ordered the District to place a nurse on the van to administer anti-seizure medication if necessary. The District was also required to reimburse Parents’ legal fees.

 

JW v.                     School District (Chester County, January 2017).

JW is a highly intelligent but profoundly dyslexic high school student. For years, the District blamed his struggles at school on perceived laziness and bad attitude. Parents retained my services. On my recommendation, Parents enrolled JW at Delaware Valley Friends School. I filed for due process and secured tuition reimbursement for Parents. JW is thriving with the intensive, one-on-one support he receives at DVFS.