Attorney Lawrence Siegel

Lawrence Siegel has been a Special Education Attorney and Advocate since 1979, and has represented children with disabilities extensively in IEPs, due process, complaints, legal action and before legislative and policy bodies. Mr. Siegel has lectured and consulted with advocacy and parent groups throughout the country and is a member of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education. He has written special education legislation that has been adopted in several states and is the author of Least Restrictive Environment: The Paradox of Inclusion (LRP Publications, 1994). Mr. Siegel is the founder and Director of the National Deaf Education Project which works to ensure that the fundamental communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing children are part of the educational system. In 2004-5 he was appointed to an endowed chair at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for his  work as an advocate of special education.  He lives in Fairfax, California, with his wife Gail.


Articles By Attorney Lawrence Siegel

COVID-19-Related Special Education Rules for Fall 2020
August 1, 2020. The Department of Education has issued new questions and answers for school districts and parents of children with special education.
How COVID-19 and School Closures Affect Special Education and Children With IEPs
School closures due to coronavirus raise questions about children’s IEPs and special education rights. Here are some answers.
Finding an Education Lawyer
Special education attorneys are not as numerous as family lawyers or business lawyers.