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Get Started with Special Education Representation

We understand. 

You’ve tried working with the school, but nothing moves forward for your child. You’re tired of waiting and you’re ready for help.

We understand your issues because our lawyers are dedicated to serving families in special needs and special education matters. We have a singular focus. 

Special needs law is all we do. We don’t do employment or business or family law (or any other type of law for that matter). Special needs law is necessarily personal and highly technical; it demands dedication. Our clients deserve nothing less.

We’re here to answer your questions and make sure we find an approach that’s right for you and your family.

✩✩✩✩✩ C. L., Client from the Greater Houston Area
Working with Shields Law Firm completely turned our experience with public school around. They gave us the tools we needed to advocate for our son, and helped us navigate the sometimes treacherous school system. We needed someone who would listen and know appropriate and ethical ways to respond to finally get the help we needed. We’ll forever be grateful for this firm.” 

Our Process.

① Reach out to us 

The first step is to give us a call ( 832-422-7333 ) or reach out to us online by submitting a Talk to a Lawyer request. Take some time and let us know a little about yourself and what you would like to achieve. 

② Your initial call with Kevin

Kevin will set aside some time to listen to you and make sure that we can help with your special education matter. This is a free call. 

③ Your Special Education Consultation

If we are a potential fit and you would like us to take a more in-depth look at your matter, we will invite you to schedule a special education consultation with us.

During your initial consultation, a special education lawyer at our office will listen to your situation, walk you though our process and discuss how best to achieve your family’s goals. 

Depending on your needs, our special education consultation covers:

  • Educational Background Information
  • Services, Identification, Areas of Concern
  • IEP and Evaluation Issues
  • Answers to your questions
  • Explanation of Your Rights
  • Viability Dispute Resolution 
  • Options for You and Your Child Moving Forward

Consultations with our lawyers are protected under attorney-client privilege and last about an hour. First-time special education consultations start at $200.

✩✩✩✩✩ M.K., Client from South Texas
We could not have gotten the results we sought without Kevin and Jennifer. They were detailed and thorough and made sure that we understood the process every step of the way. We are so grateful for what they accomplished on our daughter’s behalf. Thank you!”

Representation Options.

If there is a good fit between you and our law firm, we will explain representation options for you to consider.

Special Education solutions can be anything from preparing you for an IEP meeting to litigation against your school district. That said, individuals looking for quick, one-size-fits-all results are not a good fit for what we do. In all cases, we take the time to understand your situation before moving forward with any course of action.

We are proud to have built fantastic relationships with clients who see long-term value in focused, high-quality work.

We will work with you to choose the approach and representation option that fits your family best. Depending on your needs, we offer full representation through flat-fee limited scope work and legal coaching to special education litigation.

Consultation

Legal Advocacy & Coaching

Due Process Litigation

IEP Meetings

Federal and State Matters

Guardianships

TEA Mediation

MDR/ Alternative Placement

Juvenile Defense

OCR Complaints

TEA Complaints

Section 504

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