Contact an Education Lawyer at Maya Law

If you have any questions regarding special education due process hearings, it may be beneficial to speak to an education lawyer. The attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. have extensive experience handling Connecticut education law matters, including school discipline, suspension, expulsion, and readmission, and are well-equipped to assist you in these proceedings.

What is a Special Education Due Process Hearing?

When a parent believes that their child’s rights under special education laws have been violated, a special education due process hearing is a resource and procedure available to parents of special education students allowing parents to file a dispute or complaint with the child’s educational institution.

What is the Procedure for a Due Process Hearing?

After a written complaint outlining the alleged violations and desired solution is filed, there is a resolution period where the parties involved will attempt to resolve the dispute with mediation or like procedure. Then, if no resolution is made at the expiration of the resolution period, then an impartial legal proceeding called a due process hearing is scheduled. During a due process hearing, an administrative hearing officer hears arguments and evidence from both parties, and ultimately issue a written decision outlining whether the alleged violations occurred and whether/which remedies are appropriate and available. The decision may be appealed by either party.

Maya Murphy, P.C. has proudly been included in the 2024 Edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked among the top firms in the nation. In addition, Managing Partner Joseph C. Maya has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for his work in Employment Law and Education Law in Connecticut. Recognition in Best Lawyers® is awarded to firms and attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the industry and is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.

Our firm in Westport, Connecticut serves clients with legal assistance all over the state, including the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethel, Branford, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, Derby, East Haven, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Monroe, Naugatuck, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Haven, Newton, North Branford, North Haven, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Seymour, Shelton, Sherman, Southbury, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Weston, Westport, Wilton, and Woodbridge. In addition to assisting clients in Connecticut, our firm handles education law matters in New York as well.

If you have any questions about education law in Connecticut or would like to speak to an attorney about a legal matter, please contact Joseph C. Maya and the other experienced attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. at (203) 221-3100 or to schedule a free initial consultation today.