The following post is from a grandmother/residential parent of a
wonderful young women, who has a disability. Patricia, her daughter
and grand-daughter all came together to successfully fight the school
district under IDEA. I was their attorney.
It is difficult for a parent to feel confident in choosing an attorney to legally "fight" a school district when the treatment of your child has been deplorable for many years. Having been involved in the legal field for 13 years, 9 of which was management, I felt I had the upper hand in choosing an attorney that would focus on our situation, be truthful about the results and had the tenacity to match skills, knowledge and wits of the school district's legal counsel. The rumor that school districts have "deep pockets" when it comes to addressing what they are doing wrong is no rumor - it is very true.
Deciding on an attorney to represent your most precious gift is one of the most important ones you will make. It's like making a wish for the "do all, end all" answer to bring a sense of justice to the sometimes inhumane manner in which your child has been treated by the representatives of their respective school districts.
Our wish was granted the day we met Charlie Fox. There are many lawyers who have passed the bar and are licensed to practice law. It is extremely rare and almost impossible to find an attorney that has the expertise necessary to deal with the other side AND has the "fire in his belly" that will brighten and improve your child's life to a level never thought possible.
Today, my granddaughter is a B+ student and looking forward to college. There is a night and day difference in her confidence level and what she is able to accomplish due to the changes at school. We no longer have to request, demand or insist on ways to allow her to be afforded an appropriate education. The school is very cooperative and even comes up with suggestions on their own.
There is a very simple explanation for this change. We did our "homework" when choosing an attorney to help us fight our battle and became a proud member of the "Charlie Fox Team."
Thank you, Charlie. Words cannot begin to express our gratitude!