California Special Needs Law Group

Thank you for visiting our website. California Special Needs Law Group, A Professional Law Corporation ("CSNLG") is a boutique law firm created specifically to provide excellent and affordable legal services throughout California. CSNLG's primary focus is Special Education Law and Education Advocacy.
We assist families in their struggles to obtain the appropriate education and related services required for their child to progress in school, at home and in the community. As your attorney, we will help you navigate the complex arena of federal and state laws which provide certain protections and guarantees to your child. With this goal in mind we have developed a law firm guided by three very important principles:
  1. Provide excellent legal services.
  2. Build solid and trusting relationships with our clients.
  3. Provide "affordable" and “cost effective” legal counseling and representation.
It is our job as special education attorneys/advocates to become your personal education consultant guiding you through the process of obtaining the appropriate special education and related services for your child. This includes, when possible, working collaboratively alongside your child’s school district and/or regional center. As your attorney we will provide you the advice, recommendations and support you need to secure the appropriate educational program for your child. Among other things we will hold the school district accountable to all applicable federal and state laws through strong advocacy at individualized education program (“IEP”) meetings, the filing of compliance complaints with the California Department of Education (“CDE”), filing a due process complaint with the Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH”) and when necessary, appeals in federal court.
In the end, we hope that our representation helps our clients improve their advocacy and negotiation skills so they can better represent their child in future dealings with their school district and regional center. However, we will always be here to take the lead when our clients need us or to answer any questions that may suddenly arise.