Allison Hertog

IEP Solutions


Allison Hertog has over 15 years of dedicated special educational advocate experience.  She’s particularly passionate about helping special education students and parents take full advantage of online distance learning. Allison is excited to be back in Los Angeles after an absence practicing law in Florida and New York. She's not yet licensed to practice law in California, and charges reasonable rates as an advocate. Ms. Hertog comes to this field with a highly unique background as she's one of only a handful of law school grads in the country who holds a Masters degree in special education. Being a former teacher allows [...]

IEP Solutions2020-08-07T17:38:42+00:00

Due Process Win for Child with Epilepsy!


Today Allison Hertog won an IEP due process hearing for a special needs child with a severe form of epilepsy.  The School Board of Broward County, Florida is the fifth largest school district in the country.  It refused to follow her doctor's instructions for an emergency and school was unsafe for this child with special needs.  In the event of an emergency she would need that medication to survive.  The district put up a very aggressive defense by hiring expensive experts from Emory University and Illinois at tax payer's expense.  After this win the girl has an IEP which will [...]

Due Process Win for Child with Epilepsy!2020-04-20T20:34:09+00:00

Sexual Harassment in School Federal Suit


(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) with co-counsel Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Florida attorneys, Alice K. Nelson and Allison Hertog, filed a lawsuit against the school board of Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of “Jane Doe,” a high school student who was 14 years old when she was repeatedly sexually assaulted and verbally harassed by fellow students at Carol City High School in MDCPS, the fourth-largest school district in the country. Jane Doe was subjected to repeated sexual harassment, including three sexual [...]

Sexual Harassment in School Federal Suit2020-04-16T16:56:51+00:00



IEP meeting coming up? You probably find IEP and 504 meetings confusing in general, and now during the Coronavirus, things feel even worse. At meetings parents are outnumbered by school people. They seem to speak a foreign language of special education acronyms. And your questions are often left unanswered. All you want is understand the IEP process and help your special needs child. You may not even be sure of the meaning of an IEP vs. a 504 Plan.   You're not alone if you think an accommodation is something more you book at a hotel.   On the other [...]

IEP SOS2020-07-11T22:21:25+00:00

Message to Parents


Message to Parents Dear Parent: I am a parent who has learning disabilities. I know what it’s like to struggle in school without the appropriate learning support. I was retained in second grade due to my difficulties with reading. My teachers knew only that I was unable to learn at the same rate as my peers, but did not know that with help targeted to meet my unique needs I could excel in school. It seems hard to believe now, given my Masters and Law degrees, but at some point in elementary school, the school psychologist told my parents that [...]

Message to Parents2020-04-15T17:46:46+00:00

Win in Federal Court for Our Clients!


Today our triplet clients had another huge win against the Miami-Dade County School District - the fourth largest in the country.  We're so thrilled to report that Judge Joan Lenard of the Federal District Court of the Southern District of Florida denied the school board's motion to dismiss our case.  Our clients, who won a due process case against the district under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, filed a complaint in federal court to enforce that win and the school district tied to get the case dismissed.  Today that motion to dismiss the case was denied.  This is a great development because [...]

Win in Federal Court for Our Clients!2020-04-15T02:18:09+00:00



MAKING SCHOOL WORK Making School Work, P.L. is a private law firm dedicated to special needs children and adults.  We fiercely advocate for students at IEP and 504 meetings.  Students with specific learning disabilities and ADHD get test accommodations on high-stakes exams.  We guarantee personal attention and work of the highest quality.  See our 5 star client ratings below. We give our clients highest quality special needs advocacy available. We're very knowledgeable, goal-oriented and results-driven. We take your personal goals seriously.  And our biggest priority is doing everything possible to get your goals [...]


About us


Making School Work, P.L. 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 advise you as if your child were our own. Here’s our team. Allison Hertog, JD, MA Founder 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 [...]

About us2020-07-11T22:36:29+00:00

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