Advocates / Lawyers

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Advocates / Lawyers

Gatepath’s Family Resource Center does not endorse the organizations listed here, they are provided solely as a reference for parents.

Advocates

Advocates for Special Education
advocatesforspecialeducation.com

Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE)
Provides one free consult and specializes in Special Education and school issues for children with disabilities.
415-431-2285
caseadvocacy.org

Council of Parent Attorney Advocates (COPAA)
Resources to protect educational rights for students with disabilities and their parents or family members.
http://www.copaa.org/

Debra Bloom
925-820-5480
deborahbloomconsultants.com

Disability Rights California-OCRA
Advocates on behalf of consumers with developmental disabilities of the 21 regional centers across the state.  Provide free legal information, advice and representation to regional center clients.
1-800-776-5746
www.disabilityrightsca.org/

Erickson Educational Services
Jan Erickson
707-888-2155
Janjee7@comcast.com

L. Davies Advocacy
415-710-8369
ldaviesadvocacy@gmail.com

Legal Aid of San Mateo
The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo assists children with disabilities and their families in San Mateo County. The Legal Aid of San Mateo provides answers to questions regarding: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), California Children’s Services, Special Education/IEP, Golden Gate Regional Center.
650-558-0915
www.legalaidsmc.org

Legal Services For Children (LSC)
Legal Services for Children provides free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance to stabilize their lives and realize their full potential.
(415) 863-3762
http://www.lsc-sf.org/

Linda Hughes
Special Education Advocate
650-312-9552
lindamhughes2@aol.com

MLG Advocacy and Consulting
Maria Lang-Gavidia
650-539-4905
www.mlgspecialeducationadvocacy.com

Molly Matava
650-678-9918
bayareaadvocacy.com

Parca
Offers free advice and advocacy on special education services.
650-312-0730
parca.org

Special Education Advocates
Renee Lamborn, MA

415-377-6755

Laura Kimpton, MA
925-451-6919
www.lambornadvocacy.com

Ronn Uchihara
Educational Advocate/Attorney/Parent
650-755-3639
uchihara@sbcglobal.net

San Mateo County SELPA
Offers free advice, receives complaints about special education and offers parent mentors for most school districts.  Also offers free workshops and informational meetings about special education.
650-802-5464
www.Smcoe.org/learning-and-leadership/special-education-local-plan-area/

Special Education Advocate Marin

Heather Selick
415-789-6117
Heather.selick@gmail.com
www.specialeducationadvocatemarin.com

Attorneys for Special Education

Barbara Fielden
Attorney at Law
(408) 252-5211
Fielden@post.harvard.edu

David Tollner
(408) 286-3081
davidtollner@gmail.com

Elizabeth Aaronson
408-252-5211
efaaronson@gmail.com

Susan J. Bardet
Special Education Consultant
650-340-9243
specialized-legalconsults.com

Jessica Cochran-Kelly
Law Offices of Jessica Cochran
650-373-2015
jessicacochranlaw.com

Susan Foley
650-345-2300
susanfoley@aol.com

Leigh Law Group
415-399-9155
leighlawgroup.com

Laura Reynolds
650-853-7269
Laura.l.reynolds@att.net

Sherman & Ziegler
415-924-1300
ASpecialEDLawyer@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Zatopa & Stephens
415-896-1400
zatopastephens.com

Tollner Law Offices
408-286-3081
www.Specialeducationcounsel.com

Conservatorship/Special Needs Trusts

Jessica Cochran-Kelly
Law Offices of Jessica Cochran
650-373-2015
jessicacochranlaw.com

The Dale Law Firm, PC
Stephen Dale, Principal
925-826-5585
www.dalelawfirm.com

Gilfix & L Poll Associates LLP
Michael Gilfix, Principal
650-493-8070

Hall Law Firm
Mercy Hall, Principal
415-496-9273
www.mercyhall.com

Law Offices of Janet Miller
408-445-2944
www.janetmmillerlaw.com/

Rodnunsky and Associates
650-285-5400
www.protectioncounsel.com/