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Jennifer Kelly Whipple

Jennifer Kelly Whipple

Whipple Law Group
  • Education Law
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Jennifer K. Whipple is an Attorney with over 20 years of civil litigation experience. Prior to founding Whipple Law Group, Ms. Whipple served as In-house Litigation Counsel and Assistant General Counsel to the world's largest fresh-packed tomato processor and prior to that, she was a Partner at an AV-rated firm. Ms. Whipple’s current practice focuses on Special Education law and Employment law. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW_________________________________________________________________________________ Ms. Whipple represents children with special needs and their parents, throughout California, to help them obtain a free and appropriate education and related services (such as tutoring, speech therapy, occupational therapy, assistive devices, transportation, etc.) to meet their child's unique needs. Ms. Whipple advises parents regarding their child’s educational rights and advocates for and defends the legal rights of children with special needs at Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) meetings, mediations, Due Process Proceedings and in federal court. Ms. Whipple is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (“COPAA”), a nonprofit network of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals dedicated to protecting and enforcing legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and of the California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy (“CAPCA”), a collaborative organization that monitors, analyzes, and responds to legislative and policy initiatives affecting the education of students with disabilities.

Education
University of California, Davis, School of Law
J.D. (1998) | Juris Doctorate, Law
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Activities: *** International Environmental Moot Court Semi-finalist (St. Petersburg, FL., 1996) *** Co-Chair, Women’s Law Caucus (1997-1998) *** Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing (for J.D. and LLM candidates) (1997-1998) *** Summer Clerkship, Office of the California Attorney General, Appeals, Writs and Trials Section (Sacramento, CA., Summer 1997) *** Internship, Office of the California Attorney General, Environmental, Natural Resources and Land Use Section (Sacramento, CA., 1996- 1997)
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University of California - San Diego
B.A. (1994) | Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), B.A. Double Majors in (1) History and Criticism of Art and (2) Gender Studies
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Honors: ***( Provost’s Honor List (every academic quarter, 1990- 1994)
Activities: *** Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (San Diego, CA., 1993-1994) *** Intern, San Diego City Attorney’s Office (San Diego, CA., 1992-1993)
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Professional Experience
Attorney (Owner/ Principal)
Whipple Law Group
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________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jennifer K. Whipple is an Attorney with over 17 years of civil litigation experience. Prior to founding Whipple Law Group, Ms. Whipple served as In-house Litigation Counsel and Assistant General Counsel to the world's largest fresh-packed tomato processor and prior to that, she was a Partner at an AV-rated firm. Ms. Whipple’s current practice focuses on Special Education law and Employment law. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ms. Whipple represents children with special needs and their parents, throughout California, to help them obtain a free and appropriate education and related services (such as tutoring, speech therapy, occupational therapy, assistive devices, transportation, etc.) to meet their child's unique needs. Ms. Whipple advises parents regarding their child’s educational rights and advocates for and defends the legal rights of children with special needs at Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) meetings, mediations, Due Process Proceedings and in federal court. Ms. Whipple is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (“COPAA”), a nonprofit network of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals dedicated to protecting and enforcing legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and of the California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy (“CAPCA”), a collaborative organization that monitors, analyzes, and responds to legislative and policy initiatives affecting the education of students with disabilities. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EMPLOYMENT LAW AND LITIGATION _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ms. Whipple has many years of experience advising clients regarding workplace issues and represents employers in state and federal courts in employment-related disputes, including cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination. Ms. Whipple has extensive experience litigating wage and hour class actions. Ms. Whipple has served as a Guest Lecturer regarding employment law at U.C. Santa Cruz and is a Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Ms. Whipple is not currently accepting any employment cases and focuses her practice exclusively on representing children with disabilities and their parents in Special Education law matters.
Professional Associations
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (“COPAA”) Member
Member
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California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy (“CAPCA”)
Member
Current
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Commercial Real Estate Women of Silicon Valley
Member
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Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Member of Board of Directors
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Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County
Member of Board of Directors
Activities: Chair, Employment Law Committee
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Court Appointed Special Advocates ("CASA") of San Joaquin County
Member of Advisory Board
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Activities: Drafted Rules of Court regarding CASA
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I frequently represent clients (parents of children with disabilities) at low or no cost and seek recovery of my fees from School Districts, as provided by the Individuals with Disabilities Act
Practice Area
  • Education Law
Contact & Map
Whipple Law Group
15466 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite 109
Los Gatos, CA 95032
USA
Telephone: (408) 637-6145
Fax: (408) 709-3450