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HILLARY D. FREEMAN is an attorney with Freeman Law Offices, LLC, where she is deeply committed to her work representing people with disabilities and their families. She has experience representing clients in special education and Section 504 issues, higher education issues including accommodations on high stakes testing and graduate school admissions tests, guardianship matters, estate planning and adult services. Ms. Freeman was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2013, 2014 and 2015. She has also been awarded the Community Partnership Award from the Family Resource Network and Family Support Center of New Jersey (2012) and is the recipient of POAC's Robin Sims Trailblazer Award of 2015. Ms. Freeman is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates. Ms. Freeman is former vice president of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey, and a member of ASCEND: Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (Executive Board), New Jersey State Bar Association (Elder and Disability Law Section), International Dyslexia Association and COSAC/Autism New Jersey. She earned her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.
ADAM S. WEISS is a partner with Busch Law Group LLC. He is a defense litigator with significant litigation experience on behalf of school districts and municipalities throughout New Jersey. As a litigator, Mr. Weiss represents school boards in a wide-range of matters before the U.S. District Court, Superior Court of New Jersey, New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, New Jersey Department of Education School Ethics Commission, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. He often appears on behalf of and counsels school board clients on various issues pertaining to special education, personnel matters, student rights, and school ethics. Additionally, Mr. Weiss handles many employment cases, including those involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment, civil rights violations, and whistleblowing. He currently serves as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Special Committee, having been appointed in 2013; and has been named a Rising Star by New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2013-2017. Mr. Weiss earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers University, his M.A. degree from American University, and his J.D. degree from Touro College.
SCOTT ZUCKER is an attorney with Sciarrillo, Cornell, Merlino, McKeever & Osborne, LLC, where he focuses his practice on school law. Mr. Zucker represents boards of education in all areas of school law, including special education, other student issues, and labor and employment. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, and before the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. Before practicing law, Mr. Zucker served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas N. Lyons and the Honorable Richard Newman of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Richmond and his J.D. degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law.