We are committed to providing exceptional legal representation for children with disabilities and their families. We treat each case we handle with the necessary time and attention to detail, which this complex area of law requires. Please contact us to discuss whether we are able to help your family.
We contacted Ms. Rivers to assist us in getting our high school-aged daughter qualified for special education and comp-ed time to make up for the lack of help that the district failed to provide to her over the years. Ms. Rivers reviewed our information, provided excellent guidance, filed the necessary paperwork to get the district moving in the right direction, and attended the IEP meeting with us to get what was needed for our daughter. Our prior attempts without her ended in a great deal of frustration for our family. I highly recommend retaining Ms. Rivers, and for many districts, retaining an attorney such as Ms. Rivers is the only way to get fair representation in the special education arena.
I recently hired Surisa Rivers to help me with a case regarding my daughter's need for accommodation at a private school and to help us attain a contract for next year (which they were denying based on my daughter's ADHD. Ms. Rivers was an amazing advocate for us and she handled the situation professionally, thoroughly and with compassion. She was very upfront about her time constraints (for example, if she would be in court for 3 days in hearings and wouldn't be able to respond to me, she let me know) so I wouldn't be in the dark about why I might not hear from her. She did her research, was articulate and was very thorough in her research of precedent to help support my case. Many lawyers won't take on a case against a private school but Surisa believed in our case and was a great support during a stressful time. It only took one letter for her to get the school to agree to our demands, that is how good the one letter was. I highly recommend that if you have an educational issue that requires a lawyer, you hire Surisa Rivers.
Our autistic son was denied necessary services by his school to help promote his learning. We contacted Surisa Rivers Law Firm. The lead attorney in our son's case was Ms Sarah Gross. Sarah and Surisa listened to our complaints of the school and how our son was treated. Sarah reviewed our son's records and initiated the Due Process proceedings. In our first and only meeting with the school, they wanted this case settled. Our attorney negotiated with the school which resulted in our son receiving the necessary services immediately. Sarah and Surisa were well versed in special education law, worked very hard resulting in our son now receiving the necessary services to promote his learning. We would recommend this law firm to all who need to deal with the school regarding their children with special needs. We are very satisfied with the attorneys, Sarah and Surisa, as they explained the law to us, kept us informed every step of the way, and were very understanding.
After calling many different office's she was the only one who gave me the time to look at my case and was willing to fight for my son and his his rights. She is very caring and we fought a hard battle and won she never gave up she did a awesome job and if I need her I will call her first.
A great wonderful person.Love working together.I recommend this attorney .I just had my daughter's IEP meeting after our case and boy the district was just in top of everything with all the services you got my daughter was provided all because of Surisa .Thank God and thank you Surisa.We just are Si grateful with all you did within maybe 2 months .God Bless You
Hardworking, trustworthy, and a life changer. Helped my family and most of all my son with his education. Surisa Rivers is truly a blessing. We can not thank her enough. Her professionalism, experience, and compassion has truly made a difference