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.
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.
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.
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Give Us a call and tell us a little bit about what is going on. We will set up FREE in personal consultation with you and your child as soon as possible.
Question: My child has been through enough, why do I have to bring them?
Answer: We can’t advocate for someone that we’ve never met. In special education law there are mounds of paper that attempt to describe who a child is, but one 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.
Record review: 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 areprepared to discuss your concerns. If this is not possible, or if there are no records, we will listen to your concerns at our meeting.
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!”
“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. May God bless you all.”
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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 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other relevant laws.
Call now to consult with a Special Education Lawyer or Civil Rights Lawyer today.
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.
We are honored that you are considering bringing Montgomery Law into your corner during your dispute with your school or university. We are sure that you will agree that our firm brings the passion and fight you would expect from a team of Philadelphia based Education Lawyers and advocates. Education Law, Civil Rights, and Disability Rights issues are our passion. We are most at home courts and we never accept “No” from an unreasonable school district attones as the final answer.
Please, when it comes to education, never settle.
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Joseph Montgomery Esq. delivers a knockout punch in Parent vs. School. Through anecdotes, case law and statutes, Joe takes you from the negotiation phase of a special education dispute all the way through the hearing process, detailing all of the stops in between. Parent vs. School is a must read for Parents of children with special needs, Advocates, and Attorneys that practice in the field of special education law.
Through verdicts and settlements, Joseph Montgomery has personally assisted in recovering millions of dollars in educational benefits for his clients.