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

Why Special Education Due Process Cases Are NOT Full-Blown Lawsuits

School board attorneys have managed to turn special education due process hearings into all-out, scorched Earth lawsuits, as if it was Microsoft vs. IBM.  In fact, they have convinced administrative hearing officers and judges that this is the way it should be. But Due Process cases are not supposed to be full-blown litigation.  Here are …

Public Schools Have Made Your Child the Enemy and You, the Taxpayer, Are Funding Their Battle – Part II (A Case Study)

An Open Letter to the Williamson County (TN) School Board and Williamson County (TN) Commission from a Concerned Parent . . . [Reprinted with permission.  Names withheld to protect the identity of the child.]   Dear County Commissioners and School Board Members, I am writing regarding a resolution that both the Williamson County School Board …

Who is on the IEP Team?

Perhaps one of the most confusing parts of special education law for parents (and some schools) is who is on the IEP team.  There are both “mandatory” members of the IEP team as well as “permissive” members.  IDEA makes this very clear. Mandatory Members of the IEP Team There are five (5) mandatory members of …