The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel

Education Law

New York City Education Law Attorney Barry Fertel

Unfortunately, special needs children are often not given necessary accommodations in the classroom. If they are physically or mentally challenged, they may need specific classes, instruction, or attention that allows them to reach their full learning potential.

At The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel , lawyer Barry Fertel is dedicated to helping your special needs child acquire the educational resources and assistance he or she deserves. If you have a child with special needs who has not been properly served at either a public or private school, Barry can work with you to change that and to help your child acquire the tools needed for personal growth.

Your Child's Rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

If you feel that your child needs a private school or specific attention for any type of educational disability, you may have rights and be eligible for benefits under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under this Act, you may be entitled to seek payment from the school district to pay for your child's tuition and/or accommodations. Mr. Fertel can also assist and advise you in connection with your interaction with your school district's Committee for Special Education (CSE) as well as your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP). If your claim for additional support has been denied, or you feel that there has been noncompliance with your child's IEP, The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel can help you fight for your child's right to a fair and appropriate education (FAPE).

In addition to an exhaustive knowledge of special education law , Mr. Fertel's firm has considerable experience with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program, and can help you understand your rights according to federal law. Barry Fertel also protects students' rights in a variety of other situations, including disciplinary proceedings and academic hearings in New York elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities.

Experience from Both Sides: Lawyer and School Board President

As an attorney, Barry has singularly served Westchester County through his 14-year tenure on the New Rochelle Board of Education. During this tenure, he served as president and vice president of what is one of the largest New York school districts. Barry has key insights into how to approach education law and special needs education cases. He is dedicated to and passionate about education law, and his goal is to fight for the best possible situation for your children, guided always by their best interests.

If your child's educational needs are not being met, an experienced attorney can help. Contact The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel today for an initial consultation to learn your rights and to discuss your options.


The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel
270 North Ave.
Suite 810
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 740-4346
Fax: (914) 819-5805