Maureen graduated from Santa Clara University in 1984 and Santa Clara University School of Law in 1987. She and her husband have raised three children together. In doing so, she was very involved in their schools, both private and public, and understands the challenges facing parents as they negotiate educational needs for the children.
Maureen provides legal services for parents struggling to receive the appropriate education for their child with special learning needs and/or disabilities. She practiced in the area of general business litigation for many years, representing businesses, corporations, banks and private individuals. After some time, Maureen saw the great need for attorneys to represent individuals and families in their efforts to help their children succeed and learn in school. To this area of practice, she brings a unique set of skills enabling her to collaborate, advocate and create new opportunity for her clients.
Maureen is very active in her community and church, volunteering in many capacities. She has chaired major fundraisers for her children’s schools, sat on various boards and committees and volunteer work, including, Board of Director for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support, Los Gatos Education Art Docents, New Millennium Foundation, Partners in Mission in Ecuador Core Team Ministry, Valle Monte League, Ethics Committee of Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Clara University Law Alumni Association, National Charity League Board, Saferides Board of Directors and San Jose Hospital Institutional Review Board, fundraising events for Northern California Innocence Project and more.
Santa Clara University – BS in Political Science, 1984
L’Institute Europeenes in Nantes, France 1982-1983
Santa Clara University, School of Law 1987
Council of Parents and Advocates (“COPAA”)
Northern California Attorneys and Advocates (“NCAA”)
California Association of Parent Child Advocacy Law Group (“CAPCALaw”)
Bay Area Professional Special Needs Networking Group (“BAP”)
Parents Helping Parents (“PHP”)
California State Bar