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Advocates & Attorneys


ADRIENNE ARKONTAKY (Attorney)
Managing Partner

Cuddy Law Firm
50 Main Street, Suite 1000
White Plains, NY 10606

Phone: 914.984.2740
Email: aarkontaky@cuddylawfirm.com
Website:
cuddylawfirm.com/
Practice Areas: Special needs planning, special education advocacy and litigation, guardianship, SSI and SSDI and Medicaid, OPWDD appeals and Special Needs Trust administration.
Geographical Areas:
New York City, Westchester County, Dutchess County

 

LAUREN A. BAUM (Attorney)
Law Offices of Lauren A. Baum, P.C.
307 East 53rd Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212.644.4414
Fax: 212.644.8470
Email: lbaum@nyspecialedlaw.com
Website:
www.nyspecialedlaw.com
Practice Areas: Special Education
Geographical Areas:
New York

 

JESSICA BAUMANN (Advocate)
WILC/PILS
1961 Route 6
Carmel, NY 10512

Phone: 845.228.7457
Email: jbaumann@putnamils.org
Website: www.putnamils.org
Areas of Practice: Special Education Advocates serving Putnam, Westchester and lower Dutchess Counties.

 

SANDRA BLUMENREICH (Advocate)
Sandra Blumenreich and Associates, LLC.
P.O. Box 243
Pamona, NY 10970

Phone: 845.641.8131

Email: sandra@sandrablumenreich.com
Website: sandrablumenreich.com
Areas of Practice: I work with students and families to obtain services through their school districts. IEP/CSE/504/Manifestation Meetings. Will work with families with students with all disabilities.
Geographical Area: New York: Lower and Mid-Hudson Valleys, New York City

 

JACQUELYN BONOMO (Learning Diabilities Specialist)
Jacquelyn Bonomo, Ed.D.
310 East 51 Street, Apt.3
New York, New York 10022

Phone: 646.420.1688
Cell: 646.420.1688
Email: jbonomo9@gmail.com
Website:
www.learningdisabilitiesnycjb.com
Areas of Practice: Remediation in reading and writing for learning disabled individuals of all ages, school age, college, postgraduate, adults. Dyslexia, Receptive/Expressive Language, NLD. Over 25 years experience. Diagnostic services also available.
Geographical Area: New York City

 

HEATH BURCH, CFP (Special Needs Family Planning)
The Special Needs Planning Center
1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy., Suite 110
Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone:
816.741.1100
Email: hburch@thesnpcenter.com
Website:
www.thesnpcenter.com
Areas of Practice: We are a family and financial planning firm exclusively serving families with special needs by helping coordinate their legal and financial plans. Issues we address with families include guardianship, social security education, special needs trust direction and continuity of care planning.
Geographical Area: Kansas City - Las Vegas - New York - Topeka - Dallas

 

BETSY COMBIER (Advocate)
Parentadvocates

315 E 65th St Apt 4C
New York, NY 10065-6849

Phone: 212.794.8902
Email: betsy.combier@gmail.com
Website: www.parentadvocates.org
Areas of Practice: Assist parents, guardians, interested parties in resolving problems with obtaining service providers, appropriate technology, private schools; represent at due process hearings (Impartial Hearings) and IEP Review meetings; assist in writing letters to obtain all of the above.
Geographical Areas: New York City

 

ANDREW CUDDY (Attorney)
Law Office of Andrew K. Cuddy

5693 South Street Road
Auburn, NY 13021

Phone: 315.370.2404
Cell: 716.868.9103
Fax: 718.569.6466
Email: acuddy@cuddylawfirm.com
Website: www.cuddylawfirm.com
Areas of Practice: Special education litigation, special needs planning, guardianship, OPWDD, special needs trust
Geographical Areas: State of New York

 

LYNN DALTON (Advocate)
Access IDEA

802 Orchard Hill Lane
Brewster, NY 10509

Phone: 914-582-4546
Cell: 914-582-4546
Email: lynn.advocate@accessidea.com
Website: http://www.accessidea.com

Areas of Practice: Advocacy services through every stage of the special education process from referral/evaluation to implementation, review and transition. IEP and 504 writing and implementaion, enforcement and mediation. All areas of disability but specializing in students with mental health disabilities, including ADHD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, and Bipolar. Training and expertise as a teacher for 15+ years and 10+ as an advocate.
Geographical Areas: Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Bronx and New York in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut

 

ADAM DAYAN (Attorney)
Law Offices of Adam Dayan

100 Church Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 646.845.7462
Fax: 646.845.7472
Email: adayan@dayanlawfirm.com
Website: www.dayanlawfirm.com

Areas of Practice: Education Law, Special Education Law, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship.
Geographical Areas: New York; New Jersey

 

CARMINE DEPALMA (Advocate)
475 Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Phone: 914.282.7780
Cell Phone: 914.282.7780
Email: zeropar@aol.com
Website: www.carminedepalma.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education advocacy regarding autism, apraxia, emotional disturbance, suspensions... you name it.
Geographical Areas: Westchester County, Northern. Will not advocate in Chappaqua NY

 

BARBARA EBENSTEIN (Attorney)
Law Office of Barbara J. Ebenstein

53 Pengilly Drive
New Rochelle, NY 10804

Phone: 914.335.5945
Email: bjeslaw@aol.com
Website: www.barbaraebenstein.com
Areas of Practice: Over twenty years of experience in special education, including CSE and Section 504 meetings, impartial hearings, and federal court; school discipline, harassment and bullying; transition to adult services; post-secondary and college issues, adult disability cases.
Geographical Areas: New York State

 

TRIESHA EDWARDS (Advocates)
Open Doors Educational Advocates

4 Christopher Ave
Highland, NY 12528

Phone: 914.335.5945
Email: trieshaopendoors@gmail.com
Website: opendoors-sped.com
Areas of Practice: Open Doors Educational Advocates are committed to working with both families and school districts as a team, in an environment of cooperation, not animosity. We work to ensure that teachers, administrators, service providers, and families have the same goal in mind--your child's educational success. Our staff has over 20 years experience in the field of special education as teachers, counselors, and administrators. We understand the system from the inside, so we know what students are entitled to and what school districts are able to provide. We use this knowledge to create a positive relationship between families and the CSE.
Geographical Areas: Hudson Valley; Orange, Ulster, Dutchess Counties

 

PATRICIA EXMAN (Advocate)
24 Main Street
Highland, NY 12528

Phone: 845.383.1092
Email: pat@exmanadvocacy.com
Website: www.exmanadvocacy.com

 

DEBORAH EZBITSKI (Attorney)
The Law Offices of Deborah A. Ezbitski

500 Mamaroneck Avenue
Suite 320
Harrison, NY 10528

Phone: 914.873.1130
Fax: 914.873.1129
Email: daesq@optimum.net
Practice Areas:Practice dedicated to couseling and representing families with children who have special education or disability-related education needs, including those with Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and students designated twice-exceptional as gifted and learning disabled.
Geographical Area: Metro New York area

 

EXCEPTION CHILDREN CONSULTANTS, LLC (Advocate)
Exceptional Children Consultants, LLC

New York

Phone: 631.759.7661
Email: info@exceptionalchildrenconsultants.com
Website: www.exceptionalchildrenconsultants.com
Areas of Practice: Exceptional Children Consultants, LLC is a premier Long Island based educational consultation firm specializing in the needs of students with disabilities who attend K-12 public and private schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties. We provide advisement services to parents and/or guardians of children who require Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) or 504 Plans. Whether your child is at the initial stages of a special education referral, due for an upcoming re-evaluation or annual review, or preparing for the transition from high school to college, Exceptional Children Consultants will provide expert advice to guide you through the confusing requirements and jargon of the special education world.
Geographical Areas: Long Island, New York: Suffolk and Nassau counties

Have a question or comment?
Call 631-759-7661 or​ e-mail us at:
info@ExceptionalChildrenConsultants.com

 

NICOLE GARCIA (Advocate)
Littman Krooks LLP

399 Knollwood Road
White Plains, NY 10603

Phone: 914.684.2100
Fax: 914.684.9865
Email: ngarcia@littmankrooks.com
Website: www.littmankrooks.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education Advocacy, Special Education Litigation, Transition Planning and Advocacy, School Discipline Matters, and Private School Tuition Reimbursement.

Geographical Areas: Westchester, Putnam, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island.

 

BRIAN GOLDMAN (Advocate)
Goldman & Maurer, LLP
475 Northern Blvd., Suite 24
Great Neck, NY 11021

Phone: 516.773.8585
Fax: 516.773.6190
Email: bgoldman@goldmanmaurer.com
Website: www.goldmanmaurer.com
Geographical Areas: Education Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate & Matrimonial Law



MARY K. GRANT
1400 Plymouth Av. S., Apt. 414
Rochester, NY 14611

Phone: 585.413.0827
Email:
mgrant@frontier.com
Practice Areas: I am a certified teacher of the disabled, well seasoned and experienced in handling IEP's, meetings with all school professionals on the CSE Team, and advocating for the disabled, with special expertise in the educational needs of the deaf or hard of hearing.
Geographical Area: Western New York State



CAROL GREENBURG
(New York Special Needs Consulting)
305 Battery Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone: 718.238.3412
Email: advcag@gmail.com
Website: www.NYSpecialNeedsConsulting.com
Geographical Areas: Serving the five boroughs of NY and beyond.



LISA ISAACS (Attorney)
Law Office of Lisa Isaacs

2108 Yardley Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Phone: 917.553.7977
Fax:
917.553.7977
Email:
lisaacs@lisaisaacs.com
Website: lisaisaacs.com
Practice Areas: Special Education and Disability Rights, Family Law, Mediation
Geographical Area: New York City, Southeastern Pennsylvania


TERRY KALB (Advocate)
Special Child Advocacy
21 Barnes Rd
Wading River, NY 11792


Phone: 631-929-4295
Cell: 516-242-4342
Email: terrykalb@yahoo.com

Areas of Practice: Newly retired Eastern Suffolk BOCES teacher with 30+ years of experience in developing appropriately challenging IEP's, academic/behavioral evaluation and assessments, advocating for mainstream, inclusion or small class placements, persuasive rationale for needed assistive technology devices and equipment, adapted curricula, differentiated instruction, testing modifications, and support services. I have attended hundreds of CSE meetings in Suffolk County school districts, successfully advocating for a highly diverse group of students with special needs- i.e. Asperger's syndrome, autism, social/emotional disorders, learning and processing disabilities, dysgraphia and cognitive impairment. Experience with children ranging in age from infancy through ninth grade. The Common Core must not trump the IEP in meeting a child's educational needs.
Geographical Area: Eastern and Central Suffolk County NY

 

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BERYL KAUFMAN (Advocate)
CACLD - Connecticut Association for Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities
25 Van Zant Street, Suite 15-5
E. Norwalk, CT 06855


Phone: 203.838.5010
Fax: 203.866.6108
Email: CACLD@optonline.net
Website: www.CACLD.org

Areas of Practice: CACLD has Educational Advocates including a retired school psychologist and a special education attorney who can help you. As advocates, our services include consultations, review of records, helping parents understand evaluations, attending PPT meetings and more.
Geographical Area: Connecticut and Westchester County, NY

 

 

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HOPE KIRSCH (Attorney)
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC

8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone:480.585.0600
Fax:480.585.0622
Email:
info@kgklaw.com
Website:
www.azspecialeducationlawyers.com

Areas of Practice: IEPs, special education legal advocacy, Due Process, restraint & seclusion, bullying
Geographical Areas: Arizona, all counties

Former special education teacher and school administrator (18 years), Arizona Certified Special Eduation teacher (Emotional Disabilities, grades K-12), Masters Degree in Special Education, licensed attorney in NY, NJ and AZ

 

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LORI KIRSCH (Attorney)
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC

8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Phone:480.585.0600
Fax:480.585.0622
Email:
info@kgklaw.com
Website:
www.azspecialeducationlawyers.com

Areas of Practice: Special education law and legal advocacy (all aspects including IEPs, due process complaints and hearings, resolutions, discipline matters involving suspensions and expulsions).
Geographical Areas: Arizona

As the mother of a teenager who is on the spectrum and has cerebral palsy, I have been advocating for my son and can help you advocate for your child. I have been an attorney since 1987 and am licenses in NY, NJ and Arizona.

 

MICHELE KULE-KORGOOD (Attorney)
Kule-Korgood, Roff & Associates, PLLC
118-35 Queens Boulevard, 17th floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Phone: 718.261.0181
Fax: 718.268.2633
Email: mhutchinson@educationlawny.com
Practice Areas: Special education
Geographical Areas:
New York



DANIEL LALANS (Advocate)
Exceptionalities Inc.
14 Equinox Ct, 1A
Delmar, NY 12054

Phone: 518-944-9215
Email: daniellalans@gmail.com
Practice Areas: Special Need parent, experienced Special Educator, licensed School Building & District Administrator and former contracted employee of NYSED-Office of Special Education supporting school districts identified under accountability standards as failing to make progress in the performance of the Disabled Student population I have deep and broad experience with CSE processes and special education instruction through out the Capital Region.
Geographical Areas:
Capital Region of New York including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Schoharie, Greene, Columbia, and Rensselaer counties.



SCOTT LIMMER (Attorney)
The Law Offices of Scott J. Limmer
200 Old Country Road
Suite 2 South
Mineola, NY 11501

Phone: 516-742-2300
Email: Scott@Limmerlaw.com
Website:
www.AttorneysforSpecialEducation.com
Practice Areas:
Many children have special needs and require special services that must be accommodated by your school district. Unfortunately, dealing with your child's school can sometimes be overwhelming and even intimidating.
From legal advocacy to representation in court, we are dedicated to protecting your child's right to a quality education. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through all the legal intricacies of Special Education Law. We can help you fight for the rights of your child.
Geographical Areas: Long Island and New York City

ROSE LISI
Research Options Support Education
10 June Road
Newburgh, NY 12550

Phone: 845-567-6053
Fax: 845-567-6053
Email: rcmlisi@msn.com
Website:
www.slugerassociates.com
Practice Areas: Helping Parents /Guardians understanding their Children's Educational Rights. To work with the parents/Guardians in studying the IEP and the programs that is appropriate for their child. An in between for the parent /guardian before looking for a legal action against the school district . Reviewing and organizing educational materials and identify where further research is needed.
Geographical Areas:
To assist families in Orange NY Ulster NY and Putnam NY counties

 

 

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SUSAN LUGER, LCSW (Advocate)
Susan Luger Associates
155 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212.769.4644
Fax: 212.501.8090
Email: susan@sla72.com
Website:
www.slugerassociates.com
Practice Areas: Our special education adv0ocacy firm assists parents of children with special needs in identifying appropriate services for their child and obtaining those services from their school district. Our advocates and affiliated attorneys support you through the entire special education process.
Geographical Areas:
Greater New York Area

 

MEREDITH MADON (Attorney)
Law Offices of Meredith Madon
260 Madison Avenue, 17th floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212.803.1300
Fax: 646.478.9594
Email: special.ed@madonlaw.com
Website:
www.madonlaw.com
Practice Areas: The Law Offices of Meredith I. Madon provides legal representation and educational consulting to parents of students with special needs. During the course of representation, the Law Offices of Meredith I. Madon may do the following in an attempt to secure a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with special needs: * File for, and represent clients at, impartial hearings * Represent clients at resolution sessions * Represent clients at IEP meetings * Serve as a legal consultant on issues relating to special education
Geographical Areas:
New York

 

JAMIE MATTICE (Attorney)
Law Office of Jamie Mattice, LLC
PO Box 116
Brookfield, CT 06804


Phone: 203.802.7002
Email: jamie@jmatticelaw.com
Website: http://www.jmatticelaw.com

Areas of Practice: For several years, I have represented children with special needs and their parents at Planning and Placement Team and Committee on Special Education meetings, due process hearings and subsequent appeals, to attain a free, appropriate public education. I also represent children in disciplinary and bullying matters and for special needs planning.
Geographical Area: Connecticut and New York.

 

GILBERT MCMAHON (Attorney)
McMAHON ADVOCACY GROUP
33 Highland View Road
Mahopac, NY 10541

Phone: 845.621.2596
Fax: 845.621.8741
Email: MCMAHONADVOCACY@VERIZON.NET
Website:
www.SpecialEdLawAdvocacy.com
Practice Areas: Special Education, CSE meetings, Special Education Litigation,Personal Injury Litigation for Special Needs Children, Guarianship and Special Needs Trusts.
Geographical Areas:
NYC, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland , Orange, Dutchess and surrounding areas.

 

SUZANNE MYRON (Attorney)
Law Office of Suzanne Myron
7669 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797

Phone: 516.864.3876
Fax: 516.496.9052
Email: smyron@myronlaw.com
Website:
www.myronlaw.com
Practice Areas: Discipline, Residency, IDEA and 504 Hearings and Appeals
Geographical Areas:
Long Island, New York City

 

PIPER A. PAUL (Attorney)
Law Office of Piper A. Paul, LLC
P.O. Box 126
Westport, CT 06881


Phone: 203.227.2386
Cell: 203.984.0900
Fax: 203.454.9464
Email: ppaul@piperpaullaw.com

Areas of Practice:Special education, manifestation hearings, expulsion hearings, criminal matters.
Geographical Area:Connecticut and New York

 

JAY C. PLETCHER (Attorney)
Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP
70 Niagara Street, Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14072


Phone: 716.362.1533
Cell: 716.573.4782
Fax: 716.362.1534
Email: jpletcher@gapattorneys.com

Website: www.gapattorneys.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Section 504, Discrimination
Geographical Area: New York State and National representation

 

 

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WILLIAM PORTA (Attorney)
The Law Office of William J. Porta
42 Maple Ave
Hamilton, NY 13346


Phone: 315.691.3000
Email: bporta@gmail.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education Law
Geographical Area: New York State

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WAYNE ROCK (Advocate)
Special Education Advocate

PO Box 2120
Greenport, NY 11994

Phone: 631.276.3027
Fax: 631.614.3650
Email: waynerock8@aol.com
Website: waynerock.org
Areas of Practice: Helping parents get the maximum amount of Speech & Language. Reading Programs for decoding and fluency. Discuss Assistive Technology and ipads and iphones.
Geographical Areas:
Long Island, NYCDOE, Westchester and Rockland.


ALEXIS SMITH (Advocate)
CNY Special Needs Advocacy, LLC

PO Box 2114
Liverpool, NY 13090
Phone: 315.715.4000
Email: alexis@cnyspecialneedsadvocacy.com
Website: cnyspecialneedsadvocacy.com
Areas of Practice: We are Your Answer to Understanding Your Rights/Responsibilities as a Parent of a Child with a Disability. We focus on Individualized Case Assessments. We will advocate for your child at any meeting with the school.
Geographical Areas: New York

 

RONALD E. STISKIN (Attorney)
Ronald E. Stiskin & Associates, P.C.

295 Madison Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-939-7570
Cell: 914-261-9828
Fax: 877-744-9048
Email: Ron@StiskinLaw.com
Website: cnyspecialneedsadvocacy.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education Law and Disability Planning. My associates and I represent special needs children and their families in education law matters, advocating for appropriate services at the school district level and at administrative hearings and appeals. We also help families plan for the future, petitioning for guardianship and drafting supplemental needs trusts, wills, etc. to ensure that disabled family members will be properly cared for throughout their lives.
Geographical Areas: New York City metropolitan area, Rockland County

 

CHRISTINA THIVIERGE (Attorney)
Thivierge & Rothberg, P.C.

5 Hanover Square, Suite 1201
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212.397.6360
Cell Phone: 646.413.3115
Fax: 212.397.6360
Email: christina@trspecialedlaw.com
Website: www.trspecialedlaw.com
Areas of Practice: Thivierge & Rothberg, PC. is a law firm that focuses exclusively on the representation of children with disabilites through the special education process at all levels.
Geographical Areas: New York and New Jersey

 

LAWRENCE WEINBERG (Attorney)
Lawrence D. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, Doctor of Education
35 Underhill Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238


Phone: 718.708.4901
Email: lawrenceweinberg@gmail.com

Website: www.lawrenceweinberg.com/Attorney.html
Areas of Practice: Special Education hearings, Special Education appeals, appeals to the New York State Commissioner of Education related to transportation, vaccinations, gifted and talented programs, and other educational issues.
Geographical Area: New York State, New Jersey

 

ILENE WEISS (Advocate)
Consulting, Advocacy & tutoring
28 Massachusetts Avenue
Congers, NY 10920


Phone: 845.267.6720
Email: prizeteacher@optonline.net

Areas of Practice: I was a Special Education teacher for 28 years and then became a CSE Chairperson. I have now retired from the school system, and started consulting and advocating for special needs students.
Geographical Area: Rockland County, NY


 
     
 

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