ADA lawyers

Representing Clients in New York & Nationwide

Typically parents of children with disabilities are able to resolve disagreements with educators about their child’s educational program without resorting to litigation. In the vast majority of cases parents, teachers, and administrators all have the child’s best interest at heart and a sincere desire to work out a positive solution. As a law firm serving the families of children and adults with disabilities, Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP often supports and works with parents to reach an agreement long before a hearing or court proceedings are considered.

Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP attorneys attend IEP meetings, and other education-related meetings that affect the implementation of special education assistance. In each of these instances, we act as advocates for parents of students with disabilities to make certain the child is provided an appropriate education to meet his or her individual needs.

Unfortunately, some disagreements arise that cannot be resolved informally. In these cases, we represent and support parents in pursuing impartial hearings and in filing appeals. When necessary, Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP is fully qualified and prepared to continue our advocacy in the courtroom.

Knowledgeable and Experienced Litigators

Much of our service to families of children with disabilities is outside the courtroom, taking place in classrooms, conference rooms, offices and in hearings.  However, our special education attorneys are also knowledgeable and experienced litigators who can effectively argue your case in Federal Court.

In addition to litigation to adjudicate disputes with the school district, we are also experienced in bringing discrimination suits on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Discrimination may take place in school, in the workplace, or in public accommodations, and Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP is committed to fighting for the rights of discrimination victims.

To learn more about our courtroom experience or to discuss potential litigation on behalf of an individual with a disability, please contact Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP for a free consultation.