Advocacy for students
with disabilities

Hertog Education Law P.C.

Allison Hertog Special Education Lawyer

We started as special ed teachers.

we're unique

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 collegeAbby Reifman Fisch, a senior advocate, has a close relative with Downs Syndrome who deeply impacted her life and career choice.  We both started as special ed teachers, and know this field inside and out. We guarantee personal attention to you! 

Why Hire Ms. Hertog?

Special expertise in behavior problems

Ms. Hertog, nationally known in her field, has devoted her career to special needs children.  She’s one of only a handful of attorneys in the country who has a masters degree in behavior disorders/special education.  She holds a national reputation as an advocate for twice exceptional students of all ages.  Ms. Hertog will learn your situation inside and out, as if it were her own child.  Her biggest priority will be getting your goals met. 

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
    Avvo

    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!

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2013-02-16
    Avvo

    Allison has been a great help to me and my family. She was not super aggressive but when it was needed she fought with the school district to get services my daughter! I would definitely recommend her.

  • 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
    2011-07-17
    Avvo

    We met with her for a consultation for $250 in which she basically told us what we already read in Wrightslaw publications (which she read from during our consultation) especially his volume on Special Education law. Our middle school child was gifted with ADD & ODD and experts recommended boarding school. Allison said a IEP would never be granted despitte his problems because he didn't have a documented LD and was passing his public school subjectts with Cs and Ds. We were disappointed after our consultation in that she felt seeking an IEP was a waste of time. We felt she didn't have much experience with dual exceptional children, i.e. gifted with ADD, ODD and cognitive slowness in seeking IEP. She could have been more passionate and supportive of our son's right to an IEP, more willing to seek an IEP for us. We felt she was only interested in giving 1 hour consultations for $250 which is the amount we paid her.

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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