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PATRICIA S. PHELAN is a solo practitioner with an established Rockland County firm dedicated exclusively to supporting parents of children with disabilities in need of navigating all possible aspects of the field of special education law. Services include negotiating with school districts, participating in CSE and 504 meetings, and litigating impartial due process hearings. Ms. Phelan is also certified by the NY State Education Department to preside over impartial due process hearings between parents of children with disabilities, and their school districts. Ms. Phelan received her J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law where she was an associate editor on the Law Revue. Mrs. Phelan received her B.S. degree from Union College. She is admitted to practice law in both New York and Connecticut. (Elmsford and New Windsor locations)
JAMES K. RILEY is a partner in the law firm of Donohue, O'Connell & Riley PLLC, where his practice areas include estate planning, elder law, estate administration, and probate. Mr. Riley is a certified financial planner and an accredited estate planner (National Association of Estate Planning Councils). He is an adjunct professor in the fields of estate planning and financial planning with Pace University and also with Long Island University. Mr. Riley is a member of the Rockland County, New York State, and American bar associations. He served for three terms as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates. Mr. Riley earned his A.B. degree from Fordham College and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University. (Elmsford and New Windsor locations)
MARION M. WALSH is an attorney with Littman Krooks LLP, where she focuses her practice on special and general education advocacy. Ms. Walsh has worked in education law for more than 15 years and has been an advocate for children in many capacities. She has worked to improve public school districts for all students. She is a past president of the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education (2009-2012) and served on the board as a trustee for nine years. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Ms. Walsh recently worked as an attorney for a law firm specializing in education law, where her practice focused on special education compliance and defense. She is a certified impartial hearing officer for children with disabilities by the New York State Education Department. Ms. Walsh has written three books: What Do I Do When? The Answer Book on the No Child Left Behind Act, The Superintendent’s Guide to Special Education Policies and Procedures, and Student Discipline & School Safety: Administrator’s Guide to Best Practices, Policies & Procedures. She received her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. Ms. Walsh is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. (Elmsford location)