3895 Brockton Avenue, Riverside
Attorney Jean Murrell Adams opened the law firm of Adams Esq, a Professional Corporation, to provide high quality legal service at no cost to qualifying parents of children with special needs. Her own experience fighting for the rights of her exceptional child prompted her to dedicate her career to helping other parents. Adams Esq focuses exclusively on special education law. With locations in Los Angeles, Oakland, Riverside and Sacramento, these attorneys are committed to helping children with disabilities obtain a free and appropriate education throughout California and Nevada.
Amster Law Firm
1976 S. La Cienega Blvd. #353, Los Angeles
Represents individuals with special needs in special education and community services matters, including regional center and In-Home Supportive Services. Amster Law Firm is committed to a person-centered approach. Age, race, gender, income, educational level, and/or level of English proficiency should not determine which services an individual with special needs receives.
California Special Needs Law Group – Richard L. Isaacs
1901 Newport Blvd. Suite 350, Costa Mesa
Provides legal services at an affordable cost. Fills the void for families who can’t afford a typical attorney but who also do not qualify for legal aid services. Will educate clients on the IEP process so they feel emboldened and confident to address their child’s educational needs without an attorney in the future.
Disability Rights California
1 (800) 776-5746
Formally Protection and Advocacy, Federally mandated, non-profit organization established to protect and advocate for the human, civil and service rights of Californians with developmental disabilities. Visit site for the online version of “Special Education Rights and Responsibilities”. Publications available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
Disability Rights Legal Center, at College of Law, University of LaVerne
320 East D Street, Ontario
Free and low-cost education advocacy program. Services provided in English, Spanish, ASL and other languages. The Education Advocacy Program represents families of students with disabilities in special education proceedings, including Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) meeting, mediation due process hearings, and government complaints. We also provide monthly Education Advocacy Workshops to teach people about special education and an Education Advocacy Manual, a step-by-step guide to assist parents in advocating for their children.
Economou Law Group
536 E. Rowland St., Suite B, Covina, CA 91723
Economou Law Group is dedicated to providing high attention representation to its clients. Free consultations are offered for all matters handled, including both educational matters and estate planning matters. Have extensive experience through cases with all school districts in the Orange County, Los Angeles, Antelope Valley, Riverside and San Bernardino areas.
Inland Counties Legal Services Inc.
Offices in Blythe, Indio, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville
ICLS is committed to securing justice and equality for low-income persons who otherwise would not have access to the judicial system. Offers high quality legal assistance through advocacy and community legal education. ICLS is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and receives federal, state, and local county funding.
Janice S. Cleveland, Esquire
5041 La Mart Drive, Suite 230, Riverside
Specializing in advocating for children in or needing special education, including due process hearing, federal court proceedings & retaliation suits.
Jeffrey A. Gottlieb, Esquire
(562) 699-2412 (LA)
(949) 419-6196 (OC)
(951) 240-5610 (IE)
Offers special education services, adoption services for special needs children, Limited Conservatorship of Special Needs Adult, family law and vendor resources.
Law Office of Christopher A. Poulos
101 N. Orange Ave., Suite C, West Covina
Practice focuses on the rights of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. He assists families in creating supported living arrangements, Special Needs Trusts, Conservatorships, Limited Conservatorships, SSI, estate planning, administrative hearings against Regional Center, advising on the ABLE accounts and more.
Law Offices of Liu & Naime
8291 Utica Ave., Suite 100A, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Full-service law firm practicing in the areas of Dependency Law, Family Law Personal Injury Law and Special Education Law. Offers free consultations and have extensive experience in the area of special education law
Law Offices of Vivian McPayah-Obiamalu, Esq.,
14726 Ramona Avenue, 4th Floor
Chino, CA 91710
Practices in a number of areas including Special Education Law. Services include IEPs, Mediation, Due Process, harassment and discrimination.
Mark Woodsmall, Attorney at Law
Woodsmall Law Group, PC
2076 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena
(626) 314 -6779
Provides experienced, practical and sophisticated representation in matters related to the educational and community access rights of the special needs child. Practices in the areas of Special Education, IDEA & Section 504 Claims, Rights Under the Lanterman Act/Regional Center, and Civil Litigation. Offers free 1 hour consultation.
Office of Clients Rights Advocate (OCRA), Inland Regional Center
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite B-100
Ontario, CA 91764
As a client of Regional Center, the Clients Rights Advocate (CRA) may be able to help answer questions or refer you to another resource in administrative hearings in regards to schools, Social Security, Medi-Cal, neglect, rehabilitation, mental health, discrimination, Regional Centers, In-Home Services, private insurance, guardianship, abuse, day care, criminal matters, personal autonomy, and conservatorship and Alternatives. The Advocate decides which cases they will represent based on the merits of the claim, the ability to advocate for yourself, availability of OCRA resources, and other advocacy sources.
516 West Whittier Boulevard Montebello
Speaks Spanish and English. Can attend IEP and 504 meetings, advise you of your rights and how to enforce them, represent parents in administrative procedures, mediation and settlement negotiations, and due process hearings. and State and Federal level litigation. Also provides consultation and advocacy services for Regional Center issues such as understand what resources are available, and help you get what you need.
Online information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. A consultation with Pete Wright, Esquire available for a fee.