Law team focuses on children’s rights in school
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, April 05, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fort Washington-based Timoney Knox has announced the expansion of its Education Law practice, called Students’ Rights (www.studentsrights.com). The expanded practice focuses on supporting parents and children in securing appropriate educational programs and placement for children with disabilities in public schools and ensuring the protection of the rights of all students in schools.
The Education Law Department consists of Scott H. Wolpert, Esquire, who has over 20 years’ experience in education and special education law and litigation, and Christine M. Gordon, Esquire, who has worked for more than 5 years in education law and special education. Ms. Gordon’s background also includes a degree in psychology as well as working in family law matters. Patricia Mueller, an ASHA Certified Speech and Language Therapist with more than 25 years as a special educator and supervisor, serves as the group’s Education Paralegal.
When asked about the expansion of the practice, Wolpert said, “It’s simple – we can help. Children have the right to a quality education and our substantial experience and knowledge of education law and educational concepts allows us to effectively advocate to help resolve disagreements and protect the rights of those students in whatever way is necessary.”
The focus of the expanded practice includes representing children and their parents through special education advocacy and due process litigation, including ensuring the appropriateness of educational evaluations, review and analysis of Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and securing tuition reimbursement, compensatory education, school placements and other remedies.
Students’ Rights represents parents and children in situations involving school bullying, harassment and hazing, sexual and physical abuse, violation of federal anti-discrimination statutes, state civil rights law, the rights of transgender students and student discipline. These caring professionals are dedicated to addressing the needs of clients through effective advocacy and, if necessary, litigation.
Students’ Rights at Timoney Knox represents parents of special needs children. The Pennsylvania law firm helps parents navigate special education rights, school discipline, school discrimination, IEPs and more. The firm has over 60 years of experience in education law and maintains a close relationship with schools in order to better serve its clients.
Specialties include special education rights, civil rights and discrimination, bullying and harassment, physical and sexual abuse, and special needs trust planning.
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