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David German

David German

Special Education, Due Process, School Discipline, Abuse & Injury at School
  • Education Law, Civil Rights
  • California
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Biography

My firm, Vanaman German LLP, focuses exclusively on special education, disability discrimination, and cases involving the injury or abuse of students with disabilities. We specialize in special education litigation from IEP representation through due process hearings and into federal court.

Our areas of expertise include:

Special Education

We offer the full range of special education representation, from IEP advocacy to due process to federal court litigation. Our attorneys combine their deep knowledge of the substance and procedure of special education law with an understanding of education, assessment, and how school district's function, to ensure that our clients are provided with an education truly tailored to meet their individual needs.

Injury and Abuse at School

When our children are at school, the adults who are there to teach and care for them assume a duty to keep them safe. When a child is injured due to the negligence or neglect of school personnel, or when an adult abuses a child, the physical and emotional harm to the entire family can be catastrophic. We have attorneys with extensive experience holding school districts and individuals accountable for causing injuries to children.

Disability Discrimination

Students with disabilities have a right to the same safe access to services, programs, and activities available to their non-disabled peers. They are entitled to receive the accommodations they need to participate fully in all school activities. We will fight with you to stop your child from being subjected to bullying, harassment, unnecessary segregation, or denial of equal access to school programs.

Education
University of Southern California
Ph.D. (2009) | Ethics
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University of Southern California Gould School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1997) | Philosophy
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Professional Experience
Co-managing Partner
Vanaman German LLP
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Partner
Newman Aaronson Vanaman LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
IEPs and 504 Plans: A Legal Compliance Guide
National Business Institute
Doctoral Dissertation: Cause and consequence: confronting ethical challenges in models of morally informed legal practice
University of Southern California
Speaking Engagements
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs): Ensuring Best Practices, IEP and 504 Plan Legal Workshop Training Seminar, Pasadena, CA
National Business Institute
Awards
Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Student of the Year Award
University of Southern California Public Interest Law Foundation
Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award
University of Southern California Law School
Professional Associations
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
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California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 252394
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
    Education Law
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Education
  • Injury at School
  • Abuse of Students
  • Due Process Mediations and Hearings
  • School Discipline
  • Bullying
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Equal Access to Public Education Programs
  • Manifestation Determination Meetings
  • IEP Meetings
  • Expulsion
  • Expulsion Hearings
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Are there ever exceptions to EDC 49066? does a teacher always have to be present in all discussion relating to the grade
A: Although a teacher must be given an opportunity to offer comment and evidence in support of their grade, the actual grade appeal process often proceeds completely through written submissions. It isn't necessarily the case that you will have to present your side of the story in a face-to-face setting, especially during later stages of the grade appeal process. That said, school districts do have discretion with respect to the resolution process which they set up for grade appeals, so you'll have to consult the school board policies and student handbook.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Vanaman German LLP
Blog
Vanaman German LLP Blog
Contact & Map
Vanaman German LLP
14001 Ventura Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Telephone: (818) 990-7722 Ext. 255
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Weekends and Evening Appointments Available