The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel

Students' Rights

New York Student Rights Lawyer

Though students are required to follow the rules and regulations that have been established by their schools, they still have rights that must be protected. If you believe your child's rights have been violated, enlist the assistance of attorney Barry Fertel at The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel in New Rochelle, New York.

Mr. Fertel's experience with education law and students' rights cases is extensive. He is a former school board member and school board president who applies this unique insight to the representation of his clients' cases.

Student rights cases can vary, from requiring representation in a due process hearing to handling negotiation of consequences to an action with the leaders of a school board or district. Barry also handles cases pertaining to the areas listed below.

Standing Up for the Rights of Students with Special Needs

With his over 25 years of special education experience, Mr. Fertel is able to effectively represent the rights of students with special needs. Regardless of the type of physical, mental or educational disability that a student may have, they are entitled to specific accommodations and access to special education services. Barry is dedicated to standing up for the rights disabled students in order to help them receive the education they deserve. He also assists with Individualized Education Program (IEP) disputes, issues with No Child Left Behind and obtaining services from an area public school if a child is enrolled in a private school.

Higher Education Institutions

Mr. Fertel's representation is not limited to students in primary or secondary schools. He also represents students that are facing disciplinary or academic hearings at a variety of higher education institutions, such as:

  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Medical schools
  • Law schools
  • Graduate schools
  • Business schools
  • Technical schools

Contact Student Rights Attorney Barry R. Fertel Today

The Law Office of Barry R. Fertel offers an initial consultation so you can learn more about student rights and options regarding tuition, academic disputes or disciplinary issues from Mr. Fertel himself. Contact his firm today to speak with an attorney who cares about your child's rights and your rights as a parent.


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