Jessica Weinberg, Co-Founding Partner
Jessica Weinberg is an attorney and mediator with over 25 years of experience. Jessica resides in Union County, New Jersey with her husband, son and daughter. She and her family love to travel and be outdoors. Her passion for helping children with disabilities started at a young age when she learned sign language to help a friend who was socially isolated as a result of her deafness. Jessica’s career in special education advocacy began after she helped a family member navigate the special education process. As a result of that experience, she began volunteering at The Association for Children
(now known as Advocates for Children of New Jersey) a non-profit organization where Jessica further fostered her interest in pursuing the rights of children in special education matters.
To enhance her understanding of special education law, Jessica spent the following 4
years working at a law firm, representing school districts. During that time, her focus on
the child’s best interests played a key role in the successful resolution of the majority of
Thereafter, Jessica served as a special education mediator with the New Jersey
Department of Education, focusing on special education disputes between parents and
school districts. She successfully resolved over 1000 special education mediations during
her 10 years as a mediator. Subsequently, she co-founded a company dedicated to
improving student outcomes by providing legal training workshops to school districts
throughout New Jersey.
She is also certified as a mediator for special education disputes in the US District Court of
New Jersey, and the Early Intervention system. Jessica also serves as an IEP Facilitator in
New Jersey, helping parents and school districts to communicate more effectively in order
to develop a collaborative IEP. She has received extensive training regarding alternative
dispute resolution techniques.
With her unique background, Jessica has the ability to understand all positions involved in
special education disputes, which better enables her to advocate and negotiate
settlements for her clients. Jessica utilizes creativity, compassion, and an understanding
of the special education laws in representing her clients.
Given the intimate and lengthy relationship that exists between parents and school
districts, cost, and disruptive nature of a hearing to a family’s life, Jessica believes special
education disputes should be resolved amicably whenever possible. Jessica also
advocates for students who are victims of bullying or accused of committing an act of harassment, intimidation and bullying or a disciplinary infraction, and routinely presents on these topics.
Widener University, J.D., 1995
Hofstra University, B.A., 1992
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Professional Associations/ Community Work:
Help parents finalize their long awaited adoption process on National Adoption
Member of the JCC Special Needs Committee .
Board member of Friends Connect Foundation.
Served as a Hearing Panel Officer for the Delaware Department of Education.
Member of the New Jersey Bar Association and School Law Committee.
Trainer and Attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.
Awards and Recognitions:
Voted: NEW JERSEY FAMILY MAGAZINE BEST LAWYERS FOR FAMILIES – 2017,
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Voted: SUPER LAWYERS – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022