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Special Educational Law Attorney in South Salem, New York


Experienced Advocacy

For over twenty-five years, we've dedicated our services to protecting the rights of children with special needs and disabilities. Our firm has a history of representing clients in school administrative hearings and federal court litigation.


Knowledgeable Advice

Our attorney offers guidance through Committee on Special Education meetings and the careful crafting of individualized education programs (IEPs). Our goal is to empower families with the understanding and tools they need to protect their children.



With a track record spanning over 25 years and experience as an impartial hearing officer, Peter D. Hoffman offers personalized service. Our firm is recognized for its integrity, advocacy, and commitment to achieving just results in special education law.

Peter D. Hoffman
Attorney at Law

Peter D. Hoffman has been at the forefront of special education law since founding his practice in 1993. His dedication to serving children with special needs and their families has defined his career, making him a respected figure in legal circles across the state. By offering free consultations and virtual practice capabilities, he extends his reach to every corner of New York, ensuring that no family has to face the challenges of special education law alone.

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Tuition Reimbursement

Families of children with special needs in Westchester County may be entitled to tuition reimbursement for private therapeutic special education placements if the local school district is unable to provide a free and appropriate education. At the Law Office of Peter D. Hoffman, PC, we guide parents through this process by reviewing school and medical records and collaborating with doctors, psychologists, and therapists to understand and advocate for the child's educational needs. Our attorneys prepare thoroughly for impartial hearings or due process hearings while also exploring settlement options outside of court. By starting case preparations early, we aim to reach an effective solution promptly, offering support and representation for families throughout Westchester County and surrounding areas.

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What are the key laws that protect children with special needs?

Key laws include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which ensures children with disabilities have access to free and appropriate public education, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination based on disability in all areas of public life.

What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legally binding document developed for each public school child who needs special education. The IEP outlines the child's learning needs, the services the school will provide, and how progress will be measured.

How can parents ensure their child's rights are protected under these laws?

Parents can ensure their child’s rights are protected by being actively involved in the IEP process, maintaining open communication with educators and service providers, and understanding their rights and the resources available to them. Seeking the guidance of a special education advocate or attorney can also be beneficial.

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Professional Legal Services for Special Needs Matters

The Law Office of Peter D. Hoffman, P.C. offers a comprehensive suite of legal services aimed at protecting the educational rights of children with special needs. Whether it's helping you get the tuition reimbursement you need, participating in administrative hearings, drafting IEPs, or representing families in court, our experienced team is equipped to handle all aspects of special education advocacy. We also provide impartial hearing officer services, bringing a balanced and fair perspective to each case. Our commitment to advocating for these children has made us a trusted ally.

Serving clients throughout Westchester County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Putnam County, and Orange County since 1996, the Law Office of Peter D. Hoffman, P.C. is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. The goal of our attorney, with his extensive experience and compassionate approach, is that every family receives the highest quality legal representation. By offering free consultations and leveraging technology to practice virtually across New York State, we make our services accessible to all.



Responsive and Professional

Peter was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very passionate about his work and has your child's best interests at heart. He is responsive and professional. Peter was up front with us and explained the entire process to us.


Fierce and Knowledgeable

Mr. Hoffman and his staff worked tirelessly to help us fight the school district that was failing to provide an appropriate special education program for our son. He is a fierce and knowledgeable advocate for children with special needs. We are so grateful to him for his work and highly recommend him.