Lenore A. Silverman is a partner in the firm's Oakland office. She has an extensive practice involving student matters, with an emphasis in special education, regularly assisting clients statewide with disciplinary proceedings, charter school issues, and general education law.
Ms. Silverman has particular experience in managing large special education litigation caseloads in urban districts, and has successfully represented school districts in hundreds of due process hearings and mediations.
Ms. Silverman is recognized for conducting comprehensive and instructive audits of non-public school placements to ensure that students' needs are being met and that these public agencies deliver both a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) and the objectives and services as outlined in the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
A popular speaker, Ms. Silverman presents throughout Northern California at the firm's bi-annual Special Education Symposium. In addition to lecturing at school districts and colleges throughout the state, Ms. Silverman has presented on myriad special education and student-related topics to national and state professional organizations such as the National School Boards Association, California Speech Language Hearing Association, California Assembly Charter Schools, and California Council of School Attorneys. A member of the firm's eMatters Practice Group, Ms. Silverman is a recognized leader in legal and education issues related to special education and emerging technologies.
Ms. Silverman received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco. She holds a master's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Memphis State University and a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Mississippi. Ms. Silverman is a past president of the California Council of School Attorneys.