Olympia Attorney Assisting With Education Disputes

Child walking to schoolFew topics are as sensitive as the educational needs of a child. While we all wish for our children to excel without help, the fact of the matter is that there are many who require special assistance in school. Even more important, we trust the schools with our children and give up our children to their care for long periods of time. Both state and federal law require that Washington schools provide children with safe access to certain resources and programs. If a school fails to provide such safety or resources then the parents may have the right to bring legal action. Our Olympia attorney helps parents who need help in getting their child the education they deserve in a safe school. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide and we are ready to help you. Contact us to speak with a lawyer. We also serve Tacoma and other Washington areas.

Lawyer assisting Olympia and Tacoma families whose children have special education needs

There are state and federal programs which require a school system to provide children with the educational resources that they need. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a child with learning issues is entitled to an educational program that is tailored to their needs. Sometimes, a school must prepare an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for children with special needs. If a school fails to comply with these requirements, or if they force a special needs child into a learning environment that doesn’t work for them, then the parents may have a right to bring legal action. Dealing with a school district can involve complicated legal issues and it is important that you retain an experienced attorney to help you.

Ben Cushman is an Olympia lawyer who helps parents whose children are having difficulties in the school system. Ben will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of the situation and to help you understand all of your options. He will then develop a plan to help you resolve your situation. Ben’s focus, throughout his handling of your case, will be the best interests of your child. If the matter can be resolved without litigation, and in a way which gets your child the educational help he or she needs, Ben will pursue that course. If such a resolution cannot be reached, Ben will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. He will use the discovery process to gather evidence which shows that the school has not met its obligations. If necessary he will then prepare your case for trial and will protect your rights from beginning to end. Ben recognizes that nothing is more important to you than your child or children. He will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today.

Our firm also serves the Thurston County cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, the Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Lakewood, the Lewis County cities of Centralia, Chehalis, the King County cites of Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, and Federal Way, as well as other areas in Washington, including Grays Harbor, Mason, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties.

Olympia attorney maintaining communication with parents who are involved in a special education dispute

Few things are as stressful as matters which involve children. The last thing a parent needs is to deal with a lawyer who fails to maintain contact with his or her clients. Ben makes attorney-client communication a priority. He will promptly respond to your messages and he will be available to answer your questions. Our firm will provide an online portal through which you can access important documents and we will meet with you as often as necessary. We are honored to serve those in the Olympia and South Sound community and we take this obligation seriously.