Timoney Knox Announces Expansion of its Education Law Practice
Fort Washington-based Timoney Knox has announced the expansion of its Education Law practice. The expanded practice focuses on supporting parents and children in securing appropriate educational programs and placement for children with disabilities in public schools and ensuring the protection of the rights of all students in schools.
The Education Law Department consists of Scott H. Wolpert, Esquire, who has over 20 years’ experience in education and special education law and litigation, and Christine M. Gordon, Esquire, who has worked for more than 5 years in education law and special education. Ms. Gordon’s background also includes a degree in psychology as well as working in family law matters. Patricia Mueller, an ASHA Certified Speech and Language Therapist with more than 25 years as a special educator and supervisor, serves as the group’s Education Paralegal.
When asked about the expansion of the practice, Wolpert said, “It’s simple – we can help. Children have the right to a quality education and our substantial experience and knowledge of education law and educational concepts allows us to effectively advocate to help resolve disagreements and protect the rights of those students in whatever way is necessary.”
The focus of the expanded practice includes representing children and their parents through special education advocacy and due process litigation, including ensuring the appropriateness of educational evaluations, review and analysis of Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and securing tuition reimbursement, compensatory education, school placements and other remedies. We also represent parents and children in situations involving school bullying, harassment and hazing claims, sexual and physical abuse claims, violation of federal anti-discrimination statutes, state civil rights law claims, the rights of transgender students and student discipline. Timoney Knox is dedicated to addressing the needs of its clients through effective advocacy and, if necessary, litigation.
If you have questions about our expanded practice or other education or student’s rights concerns, please call us at Timoney Knox, LLP and speak to one of our Education Law lawyers.