Special Education Law

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Children with disabilities are protected by federal law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA). In short, federal law guarantees your child the right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). IDEA ensures that all types of services and programs are available to children who need them at no cost to the parent.

IDEA covers a range of needs, including: learning or physical disabilities; behavioral problems; speech and language, hearing, visual, or mental impairments; brain injury; autism; other serious health or emotional issues; and other identifiable learning disabilities.

Unfortunately, your child may not be receiving the necessary services from your school district. It is our job to ensure that your child receives all the services necessary to be successful.

Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

It never hurts to ask. Take advantage of our free, no obligation initial consultation. We can then determine if we can help, or whether you even need an attorney.

Retaining an attorney to advocate your child’s interests is an important decision. We can provide you with the information necessary to make that choice.

Contingent Fee Basis

We provide representation on a “contingent fee” basis. This means you do not pay any out-of-pocket attorney’s fees from the consultation to the ultimate hearing, whether or not your case is successful. Whether the firm advances the costs of an administrative hearing, should a matter be litigated, are determined on a case-by-case basis.


Our expertise has led to an amicable settlement in the majority of the due process complaints they have filed on behalf of students with special needs, from pre-school age to high school. More importantly, these settlements included terms that addressed the parents’ core concerns. While the firm aggressively pursues litigation when necessary, less than 1 out of 10 due process complaints filed by Miller Washington & Kim, LLP, since the beginning of 2011 have gone to a due process hearing.

For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.