Recent Settlements

DISCLAIMER: I have provided zealous, efficient and effective representation to families of children with special needs for over 20 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 (Chester County, PA, December 2020).

N.S. suffers from ADHD and a reading disability. When the District refused to help N.S., Parents spent thousands of dollars of private tutoring which kept N.S. afloat in school. Instead of individualized instruction, the District assigned N.S. to a one-size-fits-all “executive functioning lab,” which did not help N.S.. Parents retained my services. I worked out of settlement under which the District funded a large portion of N.S.’s private school tuition and transportation. N.S. is thriving in his new program and placement.

E.O. v. _________ School District (Berks County, PA, November 2020).

E.O. has severe disabilities in reading, writing and math. Parents withdrew E.O. from the District when after refused to help him. They enrolled E.O. in a private school at their own expense. Eventually, Parents retained my services. I spearheaded a settlement under which the District provided E.O. with a $20,000.00 compensatory education fund. Parents used the proceeds to reimburse their private school tuition payments.

H.K. v. _________ School District (York County, PA, October 2020).

H.K. suffers from emotional disturbance, reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and other disabilities. He could not pay attention in his one-size-fits-all, regular education classroom. He began cutting school and misbehaving at home. The District wanted to rid itself of H.K. by giving him a diploma based on a simple “graduation project.” Parents retained my services. I convinced the District to fund a large portion of H.K.’s placement at a residential treatment facility (RTF). There, he is receiving the comprehensive emotional/ educational supports and services he needs.

V.V. v. _________ School District (Montgomery County, PA, August 2020)

V.V. suffers from dyslexia. Parents enrolled V.V. in cyber school after its special education director assured her it could appropriately educate V.V. Unfortunately, the cyber school placed V.V. in undifferentiated online classes with as many as 90 students. V.V. became school avoidant and made no significant progress. Parents retained my services. I orchestrated a settlement under which the cyber school paid for V.V.'s tuition in a private school for dyslexic children for 2½ years. V.V. is making excellent progress now.

C.B. v. _________ School District (Montgomery County, PA, July 2020).

C.B. suffers from dyslexia and a learning disability in written expression. Rather than help him, the District treated C.B. as a "problem child" and routinely disciplined him. I filed for due process on C.B.'s behalf. The District settled the case by providing C.B. with a $40,000.00 compensatory education fund. It also agreed to reimburse Parents' attorney's fees.

S.W. v. _________ School District (Lancaster County, PA, May 2020).

S.W. suffers from a vision impairment as well as severe learning disabilities. Nonetheless, the District placed S.W. in a large general education class where he failed to develop meaningful literacy skills. The other students bullied S.W. in class when S.W. could not answer the questions. Parents retained my services. I arranged an excellent settlement under which the District paid for approximately 90% of S.W.'s tuition at an excellent private school for two years.

M.B. v. _________ School District (Montgomery County, PA, April 2020).

M.B. suffers from learning disabilities and a seizure disorder. He was failing many of his classes even though he had an average to above-average intelligence. The District did not want to offer M.B. any meaningful specially designed instruction. Parents retained my services. I negotiated settlement agreements each of the last three years which funded M.B.’s placement in a private school for students who learn differently, plus transportation.

ZR v. _________ School District (Luzerne County, January 2020)

ZR suffers from ADHD and learning disabilities. Sadly, his overworked teachers routinely ignored his IEP. One teacher even punished ZR in front of the entire class when he failed to answer questions correctly. Instead of offering ZR the support he needed, the District warehoused him in a one-size-fits-all special education class. Parent retained my services. I negotiated a large compensatory education settlement for Parent, which she plans to use for ZR's much-needed tutoring after she moves to a different District. The District also paid Parent’s attorney's fees.

CP v. _________ School District (Bucks County November 2019)

CP is a gifted child performing years above grade level. Unfortunately, in keeping with policy, the District refused to offer CP anything but a nondescript occasional pullout program. Parent retained my services. I convinced the District to skip CP an entire grade. CP is now thriving in a much more challenging educational environment.

SW v. _________ School District (Montgomery County, November 2019)

SW suffers from significant learning disabilities. By the start of 6th grade, he was reading on just a 3rd grade level. Citing staffing and funding shortages, the District refused to offer SW any meaningful instruction in reading or math at his unique level. Parent retained my services. I convinced the District to fund SW’s placement at Woodlynde School for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 school years, including transportation and attorney’s fee reimbursement. SW is now thriving in Woodlynde’s child-centered environment.