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Brian Ford

Brian Ford

Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer

Office for Dispute Resolution

Allentown, PA 18104

Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer

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Office for Dispute Resolution

Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer

Preside over hundreds of due process hearings arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Manage an active docket of 20 to 30 cases at any given time.

Modernized ODR hearing procedures by leading an electronic exhibit pilot, resulting in electronic exhibit submission in ODR hearings.

Planned first-ever bench-bar style CLE with ODR hearing officers.

Co-planned first-ever special education bench-bar with judges, hearing officers, and attorneys.

Frequent panelist at special education law conferences and CLEs.

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Career

Dischell, Bartle, Yanoff & Dooley, P.C.

Attorney

Represented public school districts in special education and employment matters.

The Comegno Law Group, P.C.

Attorney

Represented local public school boards and parents in special education matters.

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King Spry Herman Freund & Faul, LLC

Attorney

Represented public school districts, vocational-technical schools and intermediate units in special education matters. Drafted and co-authored special education law newsletters and CLE materials.

Career

The Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman

Attorney

Represented parents of students with disabilities in special education matters.

Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law

J.D., Law

Franklin & Marshall College

B.A., Business Administration