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Special Education

  • Individual Education Program (IEP) Implementation and Maintenance

    An Individual Education Program (IEP) is a document that is developed for students with disabilities to ensure that they receive appropriate education services. Implementation of an IEP includes creating the document, setting goals and objectives, and ensuring that the student receives the specified services. Maintenance of the IEP includes regularly reviewing and updating the document to ensure that the student’s needs are being met and that the goals and objectives are being met.

  • Due Process Complaints

    Due Process Complaints refers to a formal complaint filed by parents or guardians of a student with disabilities, alleging that the school district has failed to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is a legal process that allows parents or guardians to seek resolution to disputes related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or provision of a free appropriate public education to their child.

  • Early Intervention and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP)

    Early Intervention and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) provide support and services to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Early intervention services are designed to help children reach their developmental milestones, while an IFSP is a document that outlines the child’s specific needs and the services that will be provided to meet those needs.

  • Assistive Technology Implementation

    Assistive Technology Implementation refers to the use of technology to support students with disabilities in their education. This can include a wide range of devices, such as computers, tablets, and specialized software, as well as adaptive equipment and other tools that help students access the curriculum and other school activities.

  • Section 504 Compliance

    Section 504 Compliance refers to a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that receive federal funding. This includes public schools and ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to education and related services. It also requires schools to have a plan in place to accommodate students with disabilities, and make necessary adjustments to ensure that they can participate fully in the educational process.

Personal Injury

  • Automobile Accidents

    Automobile Accidents refers to incidents involving motor vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. These accidents can range from minor fender benders to serious collisions that result in injury or death. Automobile accident victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

  • Workplace Injury/Accidents

    Workplace Injury/Accidents refers to incidents that occur in the workplace and result in injury or illness. These can include accidents such as slips and falls, repetitive motion injuries, and exposure to hazardous materials. Victims of workplace injuries may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful Death refers to a situation where a person’s death is caused by the wrongful or negligent actions of another person or entity. The surviving family members of the deceased person may to compensation for their loss.

  • Medical Malpractice

    Medical Malpractice refers to situations where a healthcare professional fails to provide the appropriate level of care and causes injury or harm to a patient. Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

  • Dog Bites

    Incidents where a person is bitten or attacked by a dog. Victims of dog bites may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

  • Nursing Home Abuse

    Nursing Home Abuse refers to situations where a nursing home resident is mistreated or neglected by staff members. This can include physical, emotional, or financial abuse. Victims of nursing home abuse may be entitled to compensation for heir injuries and losses.

  • Defective Products

    Situations where a consumer is harmed by a product that is not safe or does not perform as advertised. Victims of injuries caused by defective products may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

Criminal Defense

  • Murder/Violent Crimes

    Criminal acts that involve the intentional taking of another person’s life or causing them serious bodily harm. These can include charges such as first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and manslaughter.

  • Theft

    Theft refers to the criminal act of taking someone else’s property without their permission. This can include charges such as larceny, robbery, and embezzlement.

  • Assault/Battery

    Assault/Battery refers to criminal acts that involve the use of force or threats of force against another person. Assault refers to the threat of harm, while battery refers to the actual physical harm caused.


    DUI/DWI refers to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These criminal offenses involve operating a vehicle while impaired, and can result in severe penalties, including fines, jail time, and license suspension.

  • Drug Crimes

    Drug Crimes refers to criminal acts that involve the possession, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs. These can include charges such as drug possession, drug trafficking, and drug manufacturing.

  • Sex Crimes

    Sex Crimes refers to criminal acts that involve sexual misconduct or violence. These can include charges such as rape, sexual assault, and molestation.

  • Misdemeanors

    Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are considered less serious than felonies. These can include charges such as disorderly conduct, petty theft, and trespassing.

  • Vehicular Homicide

    Vehicular Homicide refers to the criminal act of causing the death of another person while operating a motor vehicle. This can include charges such as negligent homicide, manslaughter, and second-degree murder. It’s important to note that depending on the jurisdiction, names of the crimes can change, some of them are called vehicular manslaughter, vehicular negligent homicide, and more.

  • Criminal Appeals

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  • Probation/Parole Violation

    Probation/Parole Violation refers to when an individual on probation or parole (a form of supervised release following a criminal conviction) is found to have broken one or more of the conditions of their release. This can include things like failing a drug test, missing a meeting with a probation officer, or getting arrested for a new crime. Consequences of violating probation or parole can include returning to jail or prison, additional supervision, or community service.

Civil Litigation

  • Breach of Contract

    A Breach of Contract refers to when one party fails to fulfill the terms and conditions of a legally binding agreement. This can include not providing goods or services as agreed, failing to make payments, or not upholding the terms of a lease or rental agreement.

  • Defamation

    Defamation refers to the act of making a false statement about another person or entity that harms their reputation or causes them financial loss. This can include libel (written defamation) or slander (spoken defamation).

  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes

    Landlord/Tenant Disputes refers to conflicts that arise between landlords and tenants. These can include issues such as rent increases, repairs and maintenance, eviction, and lease violations.

  • Discrimination/Harassment

    Discrimination/Harassment refers to situations where an individual is treated unfairly or harassed based on their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristic. This can include discrimination in the workplace or housing, as well as sexual harassment.

  • Tort Claims

    Tort Claims refers to legal actions that seek to hold someone liable for harm caused by their actions or inactions. This can include personal injury claims, such as those stemming from car accidents or medical malpractice, as well as property damage claims.

  • Intellectual Property Disputes

    Intellectual Property Disputes refers to legal conflicts that arise over the ownership, use, or infringement of intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. This can include disputes over the ownership of an invention, the use of a trademarked name, or the infringement of a copyrighted work.

Criminal Litigation

  • White-Collar Crime

    White-Collar Crime refers to financial crimes committed by individuals or organizations in a business or professional setting. These can include embezzlement, money laundering, insider trading, and other financial frauds.

  • Bad Faith

    Bad Faith is a legal term that refers to the refusal of one party to fulfill their obligations in a contract or insurance policy without a valid reason. It’s often used in insurance claims, where an insurance company does not act in good faith towards its policyholder.

  • Internet Crimes

    Internet Crimes refers to criminal activity that takes place on or through the internet. These can include cyberstalking, identity theft, hacking, and other illegal activities that use the internet as a means of commission.

  • Fraud

    Fraud refers to an intentional deception made for personal or financial gain. Fraud can take many forms, such as Ponzi schemes, credit card fraud, and insurance fraud. Fraud can be committed by individuals, organizations, or even governments.

Corporate Defense

  • Hostile Takeover Defense

    Hostile Takeover Defense refers to the strategies and tactics that a company can use to protect itself from an unsolicited acquisition by another company. This can include measures such as implementing a “poison pill” provision, issuing new shares, or seeking a “white knight” buyer to counter the hostile takeover attempt.

  • Regulatory Compliance

    Regulatory Compliance refers to the actions that an organization must take to comply with laws and regulations that govern its industry or sector. This can include compliance with labor laws, environmental regulations, and financial reporting requirements.

  • Contract Drafting/Review

    Contract Drafting/Review refers to the process of creating and reviewing legal agreements such as contracts, leases, and purchase orders. This can include drafting the agreements, reviewing them for legal sufficiency, and negotiating terms.

  • Corporate Asset Protection

    Corporate Asset Protection refers to the measures that a company can take to protect its assets and investments from potential legal claims, creditors, and other liabilities. This can include incorporating in a favorable jurisdiction, creating trusts, and making use of limited liability entities

  • Personal Asset Protection

    Personal Asset Protection refers to the measures that an individual can take to protect their personal assets from potential legal claims arising from disputes involving their company/business. Personal asset protection is important because it helps shield you personally in the event that someone brings a lawsuit against your company. Without protecting your personal assets, they could be targeted in the company lawsuit and you could potentially lose them.

Juvenile Defense

  • Criminal Defense in Juvenile Court

    Criminal Defense in Juvenile Court refers to the legal representation and defense of minors (persons under the age of 18) who are accused of committing a crime.

  • Diversion Programs

    Diversion Programs refer to alternative programs that aim to redirect youth offenders away from the traditional juvenile justice system, and instead provide them with counseling, education, and other services to address the underlying issues that led to their offending behavior.

  • Alternative Schooling

    Alternative Schooling refers to educational programs and options that provide an alternative to traditional public schools, and may include online schools, homeschooling, and private schools.

  • Bullying

    Bullying refers to repeated aggressive behavior that is intentional. It can take many forms, such as physical, verbal, or online.

  • Juvenile Record Expungement/Sealing

    Juvenile Record Expungement/Sealing refers to the process of removing or sealing a minor’s criminal record so that it is not visible to the public. This can be done for certain crimes committed by a minor, and is intended to help the minor move on with their life without being hampered by their past mistakes.

  • Abuse/Neglect

    Abuse/Neglect refers to the mistreatment of a child or youth, including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, as well as neglect or abandonment.

  • Social Media Crimes

    Social Media Crimes refers to crimes committed through or facilitated by social media platforms, such as cyberbullying, harassment, extortion, and cyberstalking.

Insurance Law

  • Claims Settlement

    Claims Settlement refers to the process of resolving and paying out insurance claims. This may involve negotiations between the insurer and the policyholder, as well as a review of the policy and the circumstances surrounding the claim.

  • Policy Review

    Policy Review refers to the process of evaluating an insurance policy to ensure that it meets the needs of the policyholder and that the policyholder is aware of the terms and conditions of the policy. This may include a review of the policy’s coverage, exclusions, and limitations, as well as a comparison of the policy to other options available in the market.

  • Mediation

    Mediation refers to a process in which a neutral third-party helps to facilitate a resolution between two parties who are in conflict. This may be used in the context of insurance claims and disputes, to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable resolution without going to court.

  • Bad Faith

    Bad Faith refers to a situation in which an insurance company acts in a dishonest or unfair manner, such as by denying a valid claim or delaying payment. Policyholders may have legal remedies available to them if they feel that they have been treated in bad faith.

  • Business Insurance Structuring

    Business Insurance Structuring refers to the process of creating and implementing an insurance program for a business. This may include a review of the business’s risks and liabilities, and the selection of appropriate insurance policies to cover those risks.

  • Casualty Insurance Structuring

    Casualty Insurance Structuring refers to the process of creating and implementing a casualty insurance program. This may include a review of the potential risks and liabilities, and the selection of appropriate insurance policies to cover those risks. Casualty insurance is a type of insurance that covers losses resulting from accidents or unexpected events, like liability insurance, workers compensation and umbrella insurance.