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

Are there pro bono (free) legal services for special education cases?

Someone recently posted this question to our Facebook group Special Education Law for Families: I have this question: The Constitution guarantees free legal help for people who are charged with a crime which might lead to imprisonment and who cannot afford a lawyer. Also, In non-criminal or “civil” cases, you do not have the right …

What is ESY?

ESY stands for Extended School Year and is special education and related services provided to a student with a disability during periods the public school is not in session.  The following will break this down into more specifics. The Law The regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provide as follows: “Each public …

Special Education is a Hostage Crisis – Claudia McCulloch, Ph.D. [Guest Blog Post]

Dedication: I dedicate this article to a truly inspiring child advocate and professor, the late Irwin Hyman, Ed.D., who fostered my education throughout my time at Temple University. He was a man of brilliance, boundless energy, and intense devotion to the well-being of children. He had a vision of change and helped his students to …