As an Associate, Patricia brings expertise in handling all types of Special Education matters. In her position she expertly drafts Due Process Complaints, represents clients at Committee on Special Education meetings, conducts client meetings, establishes Guardianships, and assists clients in establishing and administering Supplemental Needs Trusts. She also works with clients to create Estate Plans, particularly in regard to family members with disabilities.
Patricia’s interest in Special Education Law stemmed from growing up with a sibling who had experienced learning disabilities. This experience enabled her to see firsthand how successful a student with disabilities could be if provided with the appropriate educational support. Patricia has devoted her career to advocating for students with disabilities and working on their behalf.
Patricia earned her B.A. in History at Hofstra University. She was on the Dean’s List for all four years,and was a member of PHI ALPHA THETA – History Honor Society. She also served as Vice President/ Co-Founder of the Hofstra University History Club. She went on to earn her J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsburg Law Center. She was awarded the CALI Award for Best Oral Advocate in Legal Writing, and also worked on TLC – HEART Student Disaster Relief Network. Additionally, Patricia is being honored as part of Hofstra Law's 2018 Outstanding Women in the Law: Emerging Leaders.
Professional Affiliations: Member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Estate Planning Council of Suffolk County, Inc., New York Boutique Lawyers Group, Professional Practice Development Group, Nassau County Bar Association Education Law Committee, and the Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates (COPAA).