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Dana Jonson

Attorney at The Law Offices of Dana A. Jonson, LLC
Practice Areas
Civil Rights, Education Law

Dana Jonson is a dedicated Civil Rights attorney based in Connecticut. As a special education attorney, her private practice is devoted to championing the civil and legal rights of children with disabilities, advocating for them in every step of the special education process, from IEP meetings to potential litigation in State or Federal Court. In addition to her legal work, Dana hosts the podcast "Special Ed on Special Ed," where she and other special education experts discuss vital topics that inform and empower special education parents. Furthermore, Dana conducts workshops for parents and educators alike, equipping them with the knowledge to understand their rights and responsibilities within this sphere. Dana brings a rich educational background and an invaluable insider perspective on special education to her practice. Before her legal career, she served as a special education teacher and administrator in Boston, holding a K-12 certification in Intensive Special Needs. Her educational journey includes a JD from the Northeastern School of Law, a Master of Science in Education from Simmons College, specializing in Intensive Special Needs, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Fairfield University, focusing on Developmental Psychology. Dana is admitted to the Connecticut State and Federal Bar and the United States Supreme Court. Her personal experience as a mother to five children with various special education needs and as a foster parent to many more adds a profound layer of empathy and understanding to her professional pursuits. Her commitment to special education shines not only in her legal advocacy but also in her work as a podcast host, making her an essential voice in the field of special education.

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