About Us

A private law firm dedicated to advocating for students with special needs. We guarantee personal attention and will advise you as if your situation were our own. Here’s our team.

President, Attorney

Allison Hertog

Allison Hertog comes to the fields of special education and disability law with a highly unique background. She is one of only a handful of lawyers in the country who holds a Masters degree in special education. Being a former teacher allows Ms. Hertog to see things from both sides of the school table – that makes meetings and litigation go more smoothly and successfully.

Drawn to those fields because of her own struggle with learning disabilities as a child, after graduating from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Ms. Hertog earned a degree in special education from Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York and a law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. Teaching children with a variety of special needs led Ms. Hertog to enroll in law school and become a child advocate.  She’s licensed to practice law in California, Florida and New York.

She’s represented hundreds of parents and successfully litigated against school districts in administrative and federal court.  And Ms. Hertog has a national practice getting test accommodations for high achievers with disabilities.

Read her resume and take a look at her national presentations.

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Legal Assistant & Advocate

Devin Thompson

Devin Thompson has years of experience in the legal field and is a Board Certified Special Education Advocate.  He double majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

After graduating, Devin took a role as a Clinical Associate with Bancroft Rehabilitation who houses and assists children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and children with neurological conditions. It was in that role that Devin discovered his true calling to help others and advocate for those whose voices are not heard.

Because of his natural gifts as a critical thinker and excellent debater, his college legal professors encouraged Devin to pursue a career as an attorney.  That’s in his sights now.

Devin is also an avid reader, sports enthusiast, and former Division I athlete.