Making Sure Your Child’s Educational Needs Are Met Through Effective Legal Representation
I am committed to helping your child receive a free and appropriate public education, and I can help prepare your family and your child for work, college, and independent living – life beyond the public school system.
Representing children and families in Fairfield county in Connecticut, Westchester county in New York and surrounding communities with their education law matters.
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I Fought For My Child, And I Will Fight For You
Not only am I an attorney, but I am a mother who understands firsthand the emotional stress, frustration and fears you face during these trying times. When I tried to obtain special-education services for my young daughter, I learned how challenging and complex the law and the legal system is.
As a result of my personal experience (which had a happy ending), I became determined to help others who face similar obstacles. You are not alone in this fight. My team of legal assistants and I will be with you through the entire process.
I take great pride and satisfaction in helping children and families create their own success stories.
Holding Schools Accountable To The Law
Under the law, children with disabilities are guaranteed a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Unfortunately, schools do not always obey. That is where The Law Offices Of Gerry McMahon, LLC, can help.
I strive to work collaboratively with schools, when possible, to find solutions that serve children’s needs. If the process breaks down, I use the law and my years of experience in state and federal agencies and courts to get the services and support your child needs. I represent — you a parent, grandparent, foster parent or close relative – and the child in your life.
Every state has its practices regarding special education. New York and Connecticut, for example, have very different systems. These systems can be confusing and frustrating.
As your attorney, I will take that burden off your hands. I will work on your child’s behalf in either state, dealing with school administrators and school board attorneys to make your case.
Attorney Or Advocate, Is There A Difference?
A New Chapter In Life For Your Child Is About To Start