Aug 16, 2019
DOL: Employees May Use Intermittent FMLA for Children’s Special Education Meetings (IEP Meetings) The Department of La
Ed regularly represents employees who have been denied overtime because of wage and hour violations, and employees who have been terminated, retaliated against or harassed because of their age, race, disability, or sex, or because they have “blown the whistle” on illegal acts of their employer.
Ed also represents families who have children with disabilities in educational due process proceedings as well as in state and federal court. He has successfully obtained inclusive education, placements, services, compensatory education, and tuition reimbursement for scores of students and their families over the past two decades.
After graduating from Boston College Law School, Ed spent more than ten years in the public interest arena, practicing with legal services programs in Connecticut and Pittsburgh, where he successfully litigated class action cases to stop cuts to medical assistance and welfare benefits and to reform prisons and other public institutions. In private practice, Ed has co-counseled educational desegregation cases with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in South Carolina and Western Pennsylvania. Ed regularly lectures at conferences on various aspects of special education law.
Ed is admitted in the state courts of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Connecticut as well as in numerous federal district and circuit courts.
Ed previously served on the Board of the Achieva Family Trust, which serves as trustee of several kinds of trusts benefitting individuals with disabilities. He also served as Chair of the Board of Community Endeavors, a system of community based group homes for individuals with disabilities. Ed is an active member of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association and commutes most days by bicycle. He enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and Pitt Basketball.