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Thurston Law Offices LLC was founded in 2005 by Robert C. Thurston, Esq., who has 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 South Jersey Spotlight.

Robert obtained his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and his undergraduate degree with honors from The University of Michigan.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar, 2018 (Active and in good standing)
  • State Bar of New Jersey, 1988 (Active and in good standing)
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania, 1987 (Retired)
  • State Bar of Illinois, 1992 (Retired)
  • U.S.Ct.App. 3rd Cir., 1989 (Active and in good standing)
  • U.S.Ct.App. 6th Cir., 2019 (Active and in good standing)
  • U.S.Ct.App. 9th Cir., 2016 (Active and in good standing)
  • U.S.D.C. D.N.J., 1988 (Active and in good standing)
  • U.S.D.C. E.D.Pa., 1989 (Active and in good standing)
  • U.S.D.C. N.D.Ill., 1993 (Retired)
  • U.S.D.C. W.D.Mich., 1995 (Active and in good standing)
  • U.S.D.C. N.D.Cal., 1993 (Inactive)
  • U.S.D.C. D.Colo., 2011 (Inactive)
  • U.S.D.C. M.D.Pa., 2015 (Active and in good standing)

Click to see a list of Rob’s publications and courses taught.

Click here to see Rob’s two oral arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

John Rue is Of Counsel to our firm and the principal of John Rue & Associates, LLC.  John Rue has been representing parents of children with disabilities in disputes with their schools over the provision of special education services for over a decade. He leverages his background as a sophisticated civil litigator, having begun his career at White & Case LLP defending nationwide class actions for multinational corporations, and brings great talents to bring accountability to school districts and state departments of education alike.  We are very pleased to have John as a resource to our firm.

 

John’s Education:

BA (Hons.), Nottingham Trent University, 1990
MFA, Sarah Lawrence College, 1993
JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2004

John’s Bar Admissions:

State of New Jersey, 2004
State of New York, 2004
U.S. District Court for New Jersey, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit