We serve clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida.
Q. Do you charge for initial phone consultations?
No. Our initial phone consultations are designed to gather information about your case and determine whether we can help. If we can’t help, we always try to identify another attorney or advocate who might be able to.
Q. What if my problem cannot be resolved in an initial phone consultation?
We would be happy to meet with you during the day or evening. If you live some distance from our offices in downtown Philadelphia, we may be able to arrange to meet you at a location halfway between your home and our office.
Q. I have a busy schedule and traveling to downtown Philadelphia can be difficult for me, can I discuss my case with you by phone?
Yes, sometimes we can hold phone meetings. But we prefer meeting clients in person, when possible.
Q. How should I prepare for the initial office consultation?
Collect all documents pertinent to your case, and bring them in. If you’re seeking assistance with a special education issue, make sure to bring us all of your child’s IEPs, all of your child’s evaluations, all of your correspondences with the school district, examples of your child’s work product, and any other documents that you believe are relevant.
Q. What types of employment cases do you handle?
We have years of experience in employment law and are able to handle a variety of types of cases. We’ve assisted clients with Family and Medical Leave Act cases, race discrimination cases, disability discrimination cases, age discrimination cases, and Fair Labor Standards Act cases.
Q. Do you handle “regular” education cases?
Yes. Although the bulk of our education practice is focused on special education, we also help families with “regular” education cases involving issues like bullying discipline, access to educational records, and gifted education.
Q. I’m a parent with a special education issue, will I need to go to a due process hearing?
Maybe. Every case is different, and a due process hearing might be the only way to achieve the relief that you seek for your child. That said, we always seek to resolve cases by settlement if possible.
Q: If I pursue a special education case, how long could it last?
Every case is different. The length of a case depends on settlement opportunities, the need for a due process hearing, and the need for an appeal to federal court. Some cases last a few months and some last several years. But no matter the length of your case, our firm will fight zealously for you throughout the entire process.