Pamela Elise Berger | Attorney at Law | Pittsburgh, PA
Representation & Fees


Please contact me to set up an initial consultation. I will arrange to meet with you near your home in the offices of cooperating attorneys and advocates. At that time, I will discuss your legal and educational options with you.

If we decide that it is in your best interest to request a due process hearing, we will enter into a retainer agreement that is specific concerning the issues, the goals, and the costs.

I will accompany you to the congressionally-mandated resolution session because that has proven to be a pressure point for school districts. Should settlement emerge as the best option, I will negotiate good terms, including negotiation of the highest value and most liberal terms of use compensatory education. Many cases that result in a favorable decision also lead to a compensatory education agreement that must be carefully drafted so that you do not lose after you have won!
 
  • Low cost initial file review and legal consultation
  • Telephone consultations
  • Payment Plans

I will work with you so that financial considerations do not determine your ability to hold your school district to its responsibility to provide a free, appropriate public education. When we win, the school district pays the cost of my representation of you.

 
Recent decisions from the United States Supreme Court have made the practice of law in this area more demanding. Parent attorneys have supported new legislation, but at this time we still have the burden of proof, and we must prevail under specific conditions to recovery legal costs. The law is in flux, and practice in this area requires expertise and specialization.
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