Advocacy for students
with disabilities

Hertog Education Law P.C.

“Your school district may not care so much about your child’s special needs, but I will fight for you.  I’ve prevailed in every case against school districts that I’ve litigated.  See my resume here and 5 star parent reviews here.”

Allison Hertog, Esq.

Allison Hertog Special Education Lawyer
Why Hire Ms. Hertog?

SHE's Won every case for parents

Your school district may not care about your special needs child, but Ms. Hertog will fight for them.  She’s prevailed in every case she’s litigated against school districts.  See her impressive resume here.  Allison Hertog is one of only a handful of attorneys in the country who has a masters degree in special education.  Ms. Hertog will learn your child’s situation inside and out, as if it were her own child.  Outstanding parent reviews are here.

educator and lawyer.

started as sped teacher

We were deeply inspired to enter this field by childhood personal experiences.  Allison Hertog Esq. was retained in the second grade due to reading problems.  Her parents were told she would never go to college!  We started as special ed teachers, and know this field inside and out. We guarantee personal attention to you! 

How we take action

Core Services

This is a private law firm dedicated to advocating for students with special needs of all ages. We guarantee personal attention to your case, and will take the time to understand the details of your predicament.

Ms. Hertog is a nationally known advocate and litigator in special education.  Licensed to practice law in CA, FL and NY, she has hundreds of satisfied clients.  And when she and her clients have had to go to trial, they’ve prevailed or settled EVERY time.  Partner with her on your special education journey!

Having trouble navigating the IEP process? Want to get more for your IEP student without filing due process? You are definitely not alone.  We can help.

Ms. Hertog gets results for students who need accommodations all over the country.  She’s mastered the skill of advocating without the need for federal litigation.

Testimonials

Hear From Our Past Clients

  • Dexter's Mom
    Dexter's Mom
    2021-10-25
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    Brilliant, Caring, Empathetic & Dedicated Attorney for Children with Special Needs. Ms. Hertog has been an amazing asset for my son and I. She has consistently exceeded my expectations since our initial consultation. She immediately developed and executed her plan to assist my son to get the education and support services he requires. We have been misled and misinformed for years by the school district, despite all of the futile time and effort spent with ,IEP's, meetings, and complaints, I just was not satisfied with my child's progress, services, and placement. Ms. Hertog quickly identified the problems and revealed the multiple violations my son endured by the district. Without Ms. Hertog's expertise, this inappropriate education and treatment would have continued indefinitely. Her training, skills, knowledge, and expertise were exactly what we needed. She saved our son!! Due to Ms. Hertog's dedication, I feel she has empowered us to finally give him a fighting chance in life. We now have transparency with the district, opportunities for a better, appropriate education and placement in an environment where we believe he will be able to thrive. I have referred Ms. Hertog to several families in situations similar to ours. My only regret is that we didn't know about her years ago. Ms. Hertog is an phenomenal advocate and she is right there with you during the entire process. She keeps you informed during each phase of the case and ensures you understand every detail. We are eternally grateful and thankful to Ms. Hertog!!!

  • Jackie F.
    Jackie F.
    2021-09-27
    Avvo

    We were very happy and satisfied the way Allison worked with our case. She helped us to get the compensatory education for our kindergartener autistic kid. She listened to us and make sure of that we understand our rights. Our son will not be compensated for the lost of services that the school did not provided. But when we hire Allison my son got what he deserved. We really recommend her service.Thank you so much!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2014-01-26
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    What a blessing Allison has been to our family. She fought strong and compassionately for our son. She was very honest throughout our whole process.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2013-05-17
    Avvo

    Allison Hertog is not just a lawyer, she also provides guidance and knowledge! She intervenes for your child with passion and is effective! The system has many loops and is not as easy as it seems! Thanks to her our child's difficulties will be attended before the end of the year and in her future school years. As parents, we truly have to persist with the school district to help our children, and you might feel like walking away - however your child is in the classroom and needs help! Allison Hertog was beyond excellent! After our first meeting with the school district psychologist, we knew we couldn't do it alone, hiring her was one of our best decision.

  • Jason Margulies
    Jason Margulies
    2013-04-10
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    Allison helped us obtain accommodations for our elementary school child. Our child has significant dual exceptionalities (special needs and gifted) and proved to be a difficult and unique situation. Allison proved knowledgeable, compassionate, and effective. My wife and I, as lawyers ourselves, were very impressed with her practical and expeditious approach toward our case. In the end, Allison was able to help us obtain the assistance that our child required.

  • Mark
    Mark
    2013-04-02
    Avvo

    I am a trial attorney and I go against other lawyers all day, every day. I can say with confidence that Allison did an outstanding job during my son's IEP meeting. She was extremely prepared, very persuasive, and not intimidated one iota. Her experience was obvious and everyone knew it during the meeting. In additional to her legal skills, Allison really understands the details of each disability. She suggested classroom strategies that have proven effective, and because of her training in the education field, she was able to clearly communicate these ideas to the school in their language. We are very happy (and lucky) to have found Allison.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2012-09-05
    Avvo

    Ms. Hertog is a great lawyer whose expertise is in special education law and its implementation in the school system. She really made a difference in my daughter's future. I hired Ms. Hertog to help with an issue that involved my high functioning autistic child whose accommodations and behavior plan were being poorly implemented. As a result, she was not receiving an appropriate education and her behavior was deteriorating. I was very impressed with the way Ms. Hertog interacted and negotiated with the public school. Ms. Hertog was forthcoming and honest about my child’s rights under the law as well as workable outcomes with the school. Investing in Ms. Hertog’s services was the best thing I could have done for my child’s future. The school wanted a maximum restrictive environment, a far cry from the Least Restrictive Environment under IDEA. My child is now happy and using our increased McKay scholarship money in an appropriate setting. If you live in the Miami area and need help maneuvering the roadblocks in your child’s special education, Allison Hertog can make a difference.

  • Douglas
    Douglas
    2012-09-04
    Avvo

    Allison represented my wife and I during our latest IEP meetings for our son. He was getting ready to transition from elementary to middle school. We have been through the IEP process of reviewing and establishing goals for a number of years. However, we did not feel that we were maximizing the process. Poor goals and non meaningful results seemed to be the norm. Allison was recommended by a friend and we discussed our situation with Allison in person. She provided a very realistic POV on our expectations. Where did our son stand, is he getting all the assistance he is eligible for, have we asked for the right assistance, what can we demand and expect. In explaining and answering our questions, Alison was knowledgable and honest. In our meetings with the school, Alison was professional and earned the respect of the school administrators. I can't emphasize this enough, as we have had legal representation previously and this was a disaster. Previous representation was belligerent and unprofessional. We lost respect and the meetings were non-productive. As a parent commenting on Allison, I have a good perspective of the right way and the wrong way to work productively with school administrators. Allison will work the right way for the benefit of your child.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2012-08-27
    Avvo

    Allison was a very strong advocate for my son. Her dedication and results exceeded my expectations.

Attorney & President

Allison Hertog

Allison Hertog comes to the fields of special education and disability law with a highly unique background. One of only a handful of lawyers in the country who holds a Masters degree in special education. She gets the results parents want.  Because of Ms. Hertog’s unique talents and dedication, she’s gotten national attention.  See her reviews above!

Senior Advocate

Abby REIFMAN Fisch

Abby Reifman Fisch works to help families understand their rights and advocates for children with disabilities through consultations and at school meetings. Her extensive experience and knowledge as a former special education teacher and special needs advocate allows her to understand the complexities of working within the educational system and what it takes to make a difference in a student’s educational experience. She listens, strategizes, and acts according to parent goals and student need. See her AMAZING reviews here.

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