Julie Warshaw, Esq.
Specialty: Special Education Law
Julie Warshaw is dedicated to ensuring that children with disabilities have access to and derive benefit from a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Practicing since 1993, Warshaw helps kids with autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, language deficits, allergies, medical conditions, school phobia, and other special needs to obtain an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan with the appropriate educational placement, services and accommodations to meet each child’s unique needs.
EASING PARENTS’ ANXIETIES
“When a child thrives in a learning environment, you know you did the right thing for that child,” she says. A mom herself, Warshaw has close family members with learning disabilities and understands how important it is for parents to be able to reach her directly with questions and concerns. “New clients are pleasantly surprised to find that I always answer my own phone,” she says. “I develop relationships with my clients and I enjoy when they update me on their progress. It’s so rewarding to watch them succeed.” An experienced mediator, litigator, and collaboratively-trained attorney, Warshaw represents children who have been victims of discrimination and institutional abuse, harassment, intimidation, bullying, cyberbullying and retaliation, as well as children and young adults with disabilities in the criminal justice system. Her practice areas also include guardianships, collaborative divorce, family law, mediation and corporate and civil litigation.
EXPERIENCE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
A member of the New Jersey Special Education Practitioner’s Group, New Jersey Bar Association School Law Committee, the Essex County Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and other professional organizations, Warshaw is a frequent guest speaker and consultant on special education matters and anti-bullying cases. Passionate about American Sign Language (ASL), she was instrumental in Bill S1760’s Legislative process by building awareness for the need to have ASL recognized as a world language in New Jersey, and for high school students to receive credit toward graduation requirements. It became law in 2015.
"Julie helped for over a year to get our son out of a school district where he was being bullied constantly by both school administrators and other students. The school also refused to address an ADHD diagnosis. Julie is extremely knowledgeable of NJ State and Federal Education Law and made sure our son's rights weren't being violated. My son will now be attending a different school this fall. If it weren't for Julie, he'd still be going to the same school where he was miserable every day." -J.M., Chester
"We hired Mrs. Julie Warshaw for guardianship and special education law services. Throughout [the process] she was kind, understanding, patient, sharp and diligent. The guardianship was completed efficiently within a few weeks. Her approach was different than others when it came to the special education services. She gave us a consistent level of commitment as the case went on. She’s also extremely knowledgeable about all the topics and meticulously prepares the whole case. We can’t thank Julie enough for everything that she has done for us. She really is an attorney with a heart!" -R.M., Edison
"Ms. Julie Warshaw is a superior attorney and exceptional in her craft. She will stand right by your family's side through all of the proceedings. She's also thorough and precise in all her correspondences. Her knowledge of the law is outstanding!"-S.S., Brick
“[Julie Warshaw] guides and empowers the clients she represents and doesn't put words in your mouth, which is very important to me. She also gives you her best professional advice so you feel like you’ve exercised your free will and feel confident in all of your legal decisions. And she always keeps her cool, even when other people are losing their grips she remains calm and focused. You’ll go to bed with the peace of mind knowing that she’s working as hard as she can on your case.” -G.B.
"Julie Warshaw has been a blessing from above. Our son was really done wrong by our school district, which had failed to provide IEP services for our son and Julie was able to get them for him. She's been a guiding force of knowledge, compassion and understanding. Words can not express how fortunate we are to have Julie is in our corner. When you have the truth, the facts and most importantly, Julie's experience, you know good things will happen. She has become part of our family. We can't thank her enough for everything she's done." -K.J., Absecon
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