James M. Baron

James M. Baron

Law Office of James M. Baron
  • Education Law, Estate Planning
  • Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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Summary

My law practice is dedicated to improving the lives of special needs children and their families. My focus is on two primary areas: Education Law and Special Needs Estate Planning. In the area of Education Law, I represent students and parents to resolve education-related legal disputes as quickly and inexpensively as possible. I have successfully helped clients throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire address a wide variety of school issues, including special education, IEP services and placements, 504 plans, discipline and disciplinary hearings, and bullying. Clients range from pre-Kindergarten through Graduate School. Disabilities of my clients have run the gamut of the disability spectrum. Among the more common types of disabilities have been Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, Dyslexia, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Emotional Disabilities, Language Based Learning Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Visual Impairments, and Physical Disabilities. In the area of Special Needs Estate Planning, I help parents to ensure that their children are properly taken care of now and well into the future. I have helped parents of special needs children to draft Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Advance Directives, and HIPAA releases, and also to navigate the guardianship process in the court system. My legal training is supplemented by a Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed.), a Massachusetts teaching certificate, and personal experience dealing with the special education system. Because of this experience and interest, I have dedicated the majority of my practice to helping students with special needs and their families. My many years of advocating on behalf of my own child allow me to offer empathy, guidance and understanding that can only come from such personal experience. I look forward to helping you.

Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Law Review, Cum laude
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Emmanuel College
M.A. (1990) | Education
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Brandeis University
B.S. (1985) | Economics
Honors: Honors in Economics, Cum laude
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Speaking Engagements
Running Your Own Special Education Law Practice, COPAA Conference, Baltimore, MD
COPAA
Running Your Own Special Education Law Practice, Webinar
COPAA
Working with Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA
MCLE
Using Technology to Handle Student Records and Gain the Edge, from Intake through Hearing, COPAA National Conference, Dallas, TX
COPAA
FBAs and BIPs: An Essential Legal Guide, Chelsea, MA
NBI
Special Education Law, Waltham, MA
Professional Associations
GWARC (Greater Waltham ARC)
Board of Directors
- Current
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Boston Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Temple Beth Israel
Vice President
- Current
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Waltham Community Foundation
Board of Directors
- Current
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Temple Beth Israel
Board of Directors
- Current
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Waltham Community Foundation
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Massachusetts
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New Hampshire
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Special Education Blog
Contact & Map
395 Totten Pond Road
Suite 101
Waltham, MA 02451
USA
Telephone: (781) 209-1166