Welcome

Welcome to SchoolKidsLawyer.com!

Our firm concentrates its practice in the areas of Special Education LawGuardianship and  Disability Law.

Our philosophy is to make access to legal and advocacy services as simple and affordable as possible. We understand that your focus is on your child, not legal matters. We also understand that attorneys can sometimes increase your anxiety. That is why we are advocates first and foremost.

We are also committed to respond quickly to your needs. As such we will always try to respond to your inquiries within twenty-four (24) hours.

Who We Are

SchoolKidsLawyer.com is a service provided by Thurston Law Offices LLC. Our mission is to assure that all children, especially those with special needs, have access to a Free Appropriate Public Education.  We aim to balance the power between schools and families.

Here is what parents like you said about us:

“Thank you so much for representing us through this entire elongated process. It has been such a pleasure working with you, you have given a voice to the voiceless [Child’s Name]. It has been a long journey in securing the right educational settings and therapies for our son which could not have been done without your knowledge and assistance. We will never hesitate to refer you to families struggling with the same issues. You have gone above and beyond our expectations for a lawyer, you give the profession a good name. Words cannot express our gratitude.”

Joyce and Erik S.

Read how we have helped some of our other clients.

More about Rob Thurston, the “SchoolKidsLawyer”.

How We Help

Advocacy and Legal Services:

Special Education Law

Guardianship

30 min. Consultation – $100

Resources to #KnowYourRights

General Practice to meet your other legal needs

Tell us what we can do for you!

 

SKL Blog

Transportation is a Mandatory “Related Service” for Special Ed Kids That Need It

Under IDEA, transportation is a “related service” that must be provided to kids with an IEP.1  Transportation must also be provided to infants and toddlers as part of Early Intervention Services.2 Transportation includes travel between home and school; between schools (if the child attends more than one campus); travel within and around school buildings (if …

New special ed case involving charter schools and attorney’s fees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit handed down an excellent decision on October 11, 2017 for parents of children with disabilities.  In the case of H.E., et al.  v. Walter D Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School, et al., the Court held and reaffirmed its prior ruling that “success on a claim …

Special Education Law and Child Custody

According to the American Psychological Association, 40-50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce.  Of all children born to married parents this year, 50% will experience the divorce of their parents before they reach their 18th birthday. (Patrick F. Fagan and Robert Rector, “The Effects of Divorce on America,” Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, May 2000.) …