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 and appropriate public
education; that any services necessary to obtain that education are
provided according to law; and to balance the power between schools and families.
The firm was founded in 2005 by Robert C. Thurston, Esq.,
nearly 30 years of experience as an attorney and special education advocate. He is
also the parent of a child with Autism, which fuels his passion for special
education law and children's rights. SchoolKidsLawyer
was recently featured in
Robert obtained his law degree from
The Ohio State University College of Law and his undergraduate degree with honors from
The University of Michigan. He is
admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as numerous other federal
courts. He is also an active member of the
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA),
a group dedicated to advocating for special education rights.
Here is what clients have said about Mr. Thurston:
"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
Joyce and Erik S.
"Rob helped me with my son's special education case.
I could never thank him enough. He changed the course of my son's life. Truly."
From a parent who fought her daughter's case all the way
through to the federal court:
"Thank you so much for agreeing to assist me with this matter.
Without you we would not have accomplished as much as we did.
Thank you!!!!Thank you!!!!Thank you!!!!"