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Do you need a special education attorney? It is understandable to be hesitant to approach a school lawyer. Parents often think that the presence of an attorney or an advocate will make their School District more defensive or in the worst case lead to retaliation against their child.
The truth is that the consequences for retaliation against Parents or Students can be more serious than the consequences for the infraction you contacted a school lawyer for in the first place. School districts are well advised never to retaliate against families of students with special needs for advocating for their children and exercising their legal rights.
Additionally, a consultation with a lawyer that has knowledge of school related issues can assist you in determine whether your matter is worth pursuing. This firm will not take cases that do not have legal merit.
We are always willing to consult with families that believe they have suffered injustice at all levels of education. Call a lawyer at Montgomery Law today for a free case assessment.
How much does it cost to retain an education attorney? There is no predetermined answer to this question. Every case has unique challenges. What we can say is that we work within each client’s budget to ensure that we are able to advocate for children at all income levels. Often times children in lower income school districts need the greatest level of advocacy. It is never an excuse for a District to tell you that they can not afford to provide your child with an appropriate education. Lack of financial resources should never be a reason to not advocate for a child. At Montgomery Law we would never turn down a client, that we feel has been victimized, due to a parent’s inability to pay attorneys’ fees.
This is not unusual! Especial for Parents that have no experience in education. How are you supposed to know what you are entitled to? Yes, school districts are required to provide you with procedural safeguard notices, but these notices can be complicated to read and are general resources that are not specific to the facts of your particular case. At Montgomery Law, based on the specific details of your case, we can help to inform you as to what legal or equitable remedies may be available to your child.
3 Easy Steps
Give Us a Call:
Give us a call and tell us a little bit about what is going on. We will set up a FREE in personal consultation with you and your child as soon as possible
Why do I have to bring my child?
Q: My child has been through enough, why do I have to bring them?
A: We can’t advocate for someone that we’ve never met. In special education law there are mounds of papers that attempt to describe who a child is, but one face to face meeting can tell us more (almost) than a lifetime of records.
Of course, if there is a medical condition that doesn’t allow your child to come into one of our offices, we completely understand.
We will set up a meeting:
We will set up an in-person meeting to discuss your needs.
In advance of the meeting we ask that you scan and email or fax (or mail) us some of your child’s records so that we are prepared to discuss your concerns. If this is not possible, or if there are no records, we will listen to your concerns at our meeting.
Make a Plan:
After we have had a chance to review your child’s records and the opportunity to meet with you and your child, we will make a plan as to some possible next steps. Whether it be to attend an IEP meeting, request evaluations, file for Due Process, or something else entirely.
Enter into an Attorney / Client Relationship:
If we agree on the next steps and you would like to retain Montgomery Law for your special education law needs, we will enter into a written agreement. It is important to note that until we enter into a formal agreement no attorney/client relationship exists and you should not consider anything from any previous conversations to be legal advice.
“For years without success we tried to get appropriate services for our child with special needs. But our attorney Joe Montgomery amicably and quickly settled our differences with the district. My child is finally going to get the services she needs to progress. We are so grateful!”
Choosing legal representation can often be overwhelming. The best decision I made was to be represented by Mr. Montgomery. His professionalism was only surpassed by his knowledge of the law. Not to mention his reasonable rates! Look no further.
“The school fail to provide my son what his in tittle to when he couldn’t go to school due to medical disability my son was home because the school was not handicapped accessible, when I called Joseph Montgomery he told me not to weary he will take of it they did a wonderful job. Now my son is in a great school i didnt have to do anything but give any paper work about son. I don’t know what i would of done if God have sent me someone like Joseph Montgomery to help us. My son is happy in his new school after not being in school since March of 2013, we are very grateful for everything Mrs Mary as well. May God bless you all.”
L.S. Happy Parent
You wouldn’t trust your dentist to operate on your heart. If you are advocating for your child, you need an attorney that focuses on issues in education law. While your family lawyer may be excellent, special education law is its own beast and you will be best served by a school lawyer from Montgomery Law that is familiar with the intricacies of the The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other relevant laws.
While it’s true that a lawyer is only as good as their next case, through past settlements and verdicts, Montgomery Law has recovered MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in educational benefits for its clients.