has extensive experience working with parents of special needs children with a wide range of disabilities — from autism and ADHD, to speech and language, and developmental disorders.
Allison received her J.D. from Fordham Law School and her BA from Wesleyan University. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992 and to the California State Bar in 1994, and worked as a civil litigator until 1999. Since then, she has dedicated her practice to helping families obtain appropriate services from both school districts and regional centers.
- Member, COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates)
- Certified Minor’s Counsel, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, 317e Education Panel, Edelman Children’s Court
- Board Member/Chair, New Los Angeles Charter School
AS A MOTHER OF TWO
Allison is passionate about every child’s right to receive an appropriate education, and she works tirelessly to ensure that each child receives the best possible services.
Allison takes a holistic approach to her practice, balancing the educational, emotional and financial needs of her clients in order to provide the maximum benefit to children and their families.
We never would have achieved what was best for our son so quickly and in such a non-confrontational way without Allison’s expert and compassionate guidance. – Frances G.
SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OFFERED
Allison has worked with families through every level of the process, representing parents and obtaining appropriate services through:
- IEP meetings
- due process mediations
- settlement negotiations
- regional center hearings