Experienced Maryland special education attorneys protect your rights when school districts refuse appropriate services for your daughter or son
Parents usually know best when it comes to the educational needs of their children. Special education, including individualized education programs (IEPs) and 504 plans exist to ensure that every student receives an appropriate education. However, all too often, school systems fail to provide students with an appropriate educational program and related services to meet their child’s unique needs. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark B. Martin, P. A. work with families to help them obtain a solution that benefits their child.
Creatively resolving education conflicts
The process of obtaining the appropriate education for your child is often an overwhelming and an emotional process. Understanding that the relationship of parents and students with their school district is ongoing, our general approach is to preserve the relationship on good terms by attempting to seek an agreeable resolution to any disagreements through collaboration, expertise and negotiation. However, we do not hesitate to propose and recommend any available legal remedies – including due process hearings and state or federal litigation – if the parties involved are not cooperative. Our primary goal is protecting our clients’ rights and ensuring that children have access to the education they deserve.
Our lawyers can represent you at each step including:
- Qualifying for an IEP or 504 Plan
- IEP meetings and development
- Choosing the appropriate educational program or school
- due process hearings and mediation
- suspensions, expulsion and manifestation hearings
- bullying and harassment and
- federal and state litigation
Our experience makes all the difference
Our twenty plus years of experience practicing special education law means we have an in-depth understanding of the Maryland education system, how each Maryland county school system operates, many of the services and programs each county provides, and the various private and non-public programs and therapeutic services located in and around Maryland. This allows us to formulate the best strategies tailored to your desired outcome and to refer you to other experienced educational and medical experts to help you get there.
For assistance in obtaining the support your child needs at school, contact our Baltimore law office online or at 410-779-7770.