Our attorneys are licensed in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia. When situations arise and local counsel is in place we handle cases nationwide.
Cost varies from case to case. Depending upon circumstance. As a rule, we are a fee-based practice. We always strive to make representation affordable.
The term pro-bono implies the client lacks the ability to pay. As attorneys, we have an obligation to provide pro-bono representation when necessary. We will always consider pro-bono or reduced fee representation if we can make a significant difference in the child’s life.
Attorneys are advocates. Our ethical responsibility is to provide zealous advocacy and we do. There are a group of professionals who title themselves advocate; these are often those knowledgeable about special education who can be very beneficial to clients. Particularly in the IEP process. Non-attorney advocates cannot provide legal representation and should not be representing parents in legal disputes.
The moment you encounter vocabulary you don’t fully understand. Education law, in particular, the rights of children with disabilities or those who are recommended for suspension or expulsion is a complex and highly specific field. Many parents benefit merely from the guidance of an attorney as they navigate through the process. Others benefit having an attorney by their side and as they navigate the process. And others benefit from the skill and expertise of a licensed attorney in resolving legal disputes.
As a rule, the earlier we are involved the better the outcome