Warshaw Law Firm, LLC
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 children with autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, language deficits, allergies, medical conditions, school-related anxiety, phobia and refusal, 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, 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, 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. She is the author of IBD Friendly Recipes for Crohn’s and Colitis and Justin’s Garden.
“She helped me to bring a quick and favorable resolution when my school district was fighting me on my daughter’s out-of-district school placement.” – A.O., Somerset
“Julie is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with special needs law. She also offers flexible hours to support working parents who want and need help advocating for their children. She’s great with communication by phone or email. Most importantly, Julie Warshaw is empathetic and understanding of what her clients experience so she guides and holds your hand through the process. My son has the services he needs because of Julie!” -J.T., Hillsborough
“One of our children’s most basic rights is an education. I hired Julie Warshaw because I needed legal assistance to procure this for my daughter. Julie is an excellent attorney. She’ll listen to your case and determine the optimal outcome. Like all legal proceedings, it takes time but Julie is there every step of the way. If you contact Julie, she’ll always return your call. Julie truly cares about her clients and works diligently in their best interest. Julie Warshaw’s devotion and legal expertise are unparalleled!”-C.T., Budd Lake
“Julie’s exceptional expertise comes directly from her knowledge and years of experience with serving parents of children with special needs and HIB laws. Julie provides heart and compassion in her work and is certain to accomplish a fair result for her client. If you want an honest and knowledgeable attorney who can best represent your needs and those of your child’s, Julie is your counselor. Highly recommend.”-C.P., Basking Ridge
“Julie represented our daughter in a dispute with her New Jersey school system and successfully resolved a highly complex situation. Her knowledge of educational law, skills at negotiation, rapport with us and genuine empathy directly led to our success with the school system. Our daughter is severely dyslexic and we discovered that New Jersey school systems rarely know how to teach someone like our daughter. Consequently, she was barely able to read or function in school. What Julie did was force the school system to provide teachers with real expertise (Lindamood Bell, Wilson, etc.) in teaching dyslexic students, which made a substantial difference. She also held the school accountable for my daughter’s progress, instituting measurable, real metrics as opposed to school metrics that mean little in reality (great scores mean nothing if at the end of the day your child can’t read a three-letter word). We highly recommend her, especially to parents struggling with navigating hostile school systems.” -D.C., Boxborough
Julie Warshaw, Esq.
266 King George Rd., Ste. C2, Warren
This is an advertising profile from the April 2020 issue of New Jersey Family.