Christine Ann Soto, Esq.
Specialty: Education/Special Needs Law
The Law Offices of Christine Ann Soto is a full-service education and special needs law firm located in two offices in New Jersey. Its seasoned attorneys put children’s needs first, and walk families through every step of the advocacy process. Soto’s boutique firm is known for taking a holistic and personalized approach to advocacy that respects each family’s values, culture and religious beliefs.
“The child is at the center of everything we do, which is why we collaborate with our clients and make sure they’re involved in the process,” says Soto, the mother of a child with autism spectrum disorder. “The law gets messy and educational issues can be complicated, so I strive to give a voice to those who don’t have one…and I’m proud to be able to impact a child’s life.”
The firm specializes in education law, special needs law and guardianships, and provides practical, purposeful solutions creatively strategized to deliver results that make a difference for individuals with special needs. Soto makes herself accessible to her clients and returns all phone calls and emails within 24 hours.
“Our goal is to connect with parents and become fully aware of what’s going to work best for each individual family,” she says. “We give 150 percent to our clients and fight the good fight, one family at a time.”
"She was able to help get my dyslexic son the help he needed, and now he's thriving and enjoying learning once again." -S.C., Wood-ridge
"Christine goes above and beyond to help families secure the right education for their children. She knows the law so well, and helps in any way possible. She's really there for you when you need it. She's so warm [and] caring, and you can tell she genuinely wants the best for your child. Christine helped my daughter finally find the right placement for her education. My daughter graduated this past June on time, and without Christine, I'm not sure where my daughter would be right now. I'd recommend Christine Soto to anybody who needs an attorney in her field." -A.R., Hackensack
"Christine is exceptional. Her empathy and understanding as it pertains to children's disability is priceless! She's well rounded in all aspects of the law, and fully understands all reports and the process required to place the child in the best environment possible. She's able to eloquently explain in laymen's terms the in-depth reports and [their] impact to the child's ability to learn. She educates the parents to ensure that together, we can formulate an educational plan that'll allow the child to grow, learn and develop. Learning that your child has a disability is challenging, but with Christine's professionalism and care, I had the strength to put forth the right actions to get the best results possible for my son. She's a master at ensuring my school system carried out the proper plan for the educational prosperity of my child. Words cannot express how her guidance saved me and my son. Christine Ann Soto is amazing!" -O.T., Hasbrouck Heights
"Christine is exceptional because she's very thorough and knowledgeable about children with special needs and their rights. She's passionate about helping these children, as well as helping the parents get all of their needs met so they can be as functional as possible in their lives and society." -- L.I., Montclair
"Ms. Soto is exceptional because of the passion and drive she has for families and children with special needs. With Ms. Soto, you can expect her to do her best in all areas while working with some of the best in dealing with families, such as Linda Meyer and Joanne Gerenser, to name a few. Ms. Soto works extremely hard and does it with such tenacity one can't help but appreciate her as a person, as well as a great attorney. Through her work Ms. Soto and her team have changed my family's life on many levels, and for that we're extremely grateful. If there's ever an attorney to make a difference for the good, while explaining and offering options for you and/or your family, it is in fact the Law Offices of Christine Ann Soto." -S.I., Montclair
"Christine is the consummate professional, intelligent, compassionate and, when necessary, a tenacious advocate for her clients. She works closely with her clients to seek practical solutions for their concerns while masterfully navigating through the labyrinthian structure that is NJ public education law." -L.G., Livingston
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