Michelle Fontenot, Education Law Attorney
Michelle has a unique set of skills to assist you and your child in making sure you experience acceptable educational services for your child, especially when it comes to IEP and Special Ed. Michelle has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and over 15 years of experience working in school-based mental health. She has worked for community mental health agencies as well as for school districts providing consultation and services to address the needs of students in special education. Her skills allow her to assist you and your child as both an attorney and as a consultant in recommending appropriate interventions and services to help your child succeed.
Education Law Attorney in Seattle & Bellevue
I’m having trouble getting my child additional services at school, would an education lawyer help?
Yes, hiring an attorney with an education law practice to help navigate learning disabilities with the school is a very good way to get the results you want and need in order to get your child’s educational needs met. Since you’re asking this question, you’ve likely run into issues with your child’s school. What you may not know is that parents always have a right to appeal a school’s decision. Help with learning disabilities sometimes requires consulting with a lawyer.
Often parents feel outnumbered and overwhelmed in meetings with the school. These gaps in communication can sometimes further the alienation between families and schools and make existing attendance problems worse.
The first thing you need to know is that any concerns and disputes must be addressed as quickly as possible. The window to appeal some decisions can be as short as 3 days. Don’t wait.
We offer a free, 10-minute phone call with Education Law attorney Michelle Fontenot. Please call (206) 547-1486 and Michelle can then determine if a longer consult would be helpful in your situation.