Recent Settlements

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.

 

FC v. ________ School District (Chester County, September 2018).

FC suffers from ADHD and significant learning disabilities. Even though he was functioning years below grade level, the District refused to offer him any meaningful specially designed instruction other than classroom modifications. I filed for due process. The District settled the case. It agreed to fund a high percentage of FC’s private school placement in a school for special needs children, including transportation. The District also agreed to reimburse Parents attorney’s fees.

 

SG v. _______ School District (Delaware County, September, 2018).

SG suffers from ADHD, a speech and language impairment and other disabilities. Despite his average intelligence, he was reading well below his grade level. SG was suffered ongoing bullying because of his learning differences. Parents retained my services, and I demanded due process. The District agreed to place SG in a superb private school for children with similar special needs. It also promised to provide Parents with much needed transportation reimbursement and reimburse attorney’s fees.

 

SA v. _______ School District (Dauphin County, June, 2018).

SA suffered from severe language-based learning disabilities and was years behind his educational peers. He had become school avoidant and suffered from low self-esteem. Parents retained my services. Instead of going to due process, the District settled the case. They agreed to pay for SA’s tuition, transportation and summer programming at an excellent private school on an ongoing basis. SA is now thriving in an appropriate educational environment.

 

OM v.                   School District (Chester County, February 2018).

OM suffers from ADHD, executive functioning deficits and learning disabilities. The District refused to offer him any specially designed instruction at public expense during the school day. Instead, OM’s teachers charged Parent up to $75 per hour to “tutor” OM after school. The District settled the matter. OM is now doing very well at Delaware Valley Friends School (DVFS) at District expense. The District also repaid Parents’ legal fees.

 

EB vs.                     School District (Lackawanna County, January 2018).

EB is a deaf child with significant learning disabilities. The District refused to provide EB with an interpreter so he could play sports, attend assemblies and the like. Parents retained my services. I successfully negotiated a private residential placement for EB at Katzenbach, New Jersey School for the Deaf, at District expense, including transportation and legal fees. EB is now thriving in Katzenbach’s deaf culture and making great progress in reading and writing.

 

LY v.                     School District (Chester County, October 2017).

LY is a high school student with ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety and post-concussion syndrome. As the work got harder, LY’s stress level spiked and her grades dropped. The District blamed LY for her own struggles. Parents retained my services. I negotiated a placement for LY at Delaware Valley Friends School at District expense, including transportation and legal fee reimbursement. LY is doing very well at DVFS and is back on track to go to college.

 

MK v.                      School District (Berks County, June 2017).

MK is a middle school student with a very slow processing speed and depression. Her problems worsened when she started in the District’s enormous middle school. Her teachers treated her as lazy and indifferent. Parents retained my services. I convinced the District to pay 90% of MK’s annual tuition at Janus School, including transportation and one-on-one support. MK is now thriving in Janus’ small school environment, where she receives the educational and emotional support she needs.