Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
The Calumet Building
233 Franklin Street

Buffalo , New York, 14202
Phone: 716-853-3801
Fax: 716-853-0265

Jay Pletcher

Representing Clients in New York & Nationwide

education law attorney

 Jay C. Pletcher is a founding partner of the firm of Goldstein, Ackerhalt & Pletcher, LLP, concentrating his practice in the areas of health care law, education law and special education law. He earned the degree of Juris Doctor in 1995 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and was the recipient of the Michelle Obelman Award for outstanding achievement. Mr. Pletcher is admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of New York.

Mr. Pletcher has conducted seminars, both locally and nationally, in the areas of disability and special education law for school districts, parent groups, universities and agencies who serve individuals with disabilities and their families. In 2004, he presented at the National Tourette’s Association Convention in Washington, D.C. and in 2005, he presented at the Northwest Institute on Special Education Law in Portland, Oregon. In 2006, he presented to the New York State Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NYSAPSA) in Saratoga Springs, New York. Mr. Pletcher is past President of the Board of Directors of the Niagara Frontier Center for Independent Living and has served on several other Board of Directors of agencies serving the disability community. He was the 1998 recipient of the Special Achievement Award and the 2002 recipient of the Inspirational Award from the National MS Society. Mr. Pletcher was named to the 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 “Who’s Who in the Law” by the Buffalo Law Journal for his work in the area of education law. He was selected as a New York Super Lawyer in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013. In 2014, he was selected to Western New York Legal Elite.

Mr. Pletcher is an Adjunct Professor at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York where he teaches a graduate course in Special Education Law. He is a contributor to the legal treatise: Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Analysis of Federal Law.