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Members of our firm are leaders and experts in school district obligations to students, and particularly students with disabilities and other special populations of students. The Special Education & Student Services team represents school district in disputes involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This expertise focuses on representation at IEP meetings, 504 team meetings, due process hearings and mediations, and appeals that may follow. We also pride ourselves on proactive counsel and representation that uses these disputes to establish processes and programs that build internal expertise and capacity on ensuring compliance with the school district's obligations, and avoiding conflicts and disputes as much as possible.

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    Sarah L.W. Sutherland


    Sarah L.W. Sutherland is a partner at Orbach Huff & Henderson and manages our student services and special education practices. With over 15 years...

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    Whitney N. Antrim

    Senior Counsel

    Whitney Antrim’s career is devoted to serving the public. She spent 17 years protecting the constitutional rights of, and representing those who are l...

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    Kelly Houle-Sandoval

    Senior Counsel

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    Kristina Russo


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