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Steve Alizio

Steve Alizio

The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC
  • Education Law
  • New York
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Steve has extensive and varied experience within the education sector. Prior to law school, Steve was a high school mathematics teacher in New York for seven years. He received his M.S.Ed. from Hofstra University, and he studied philosophy and politics at The George Washington University and Pembroke College, Oxford University.

Steve earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was the Executive Development Editor of the Michigan Law Review, Vice President of the Education Law and Policy Society, and Event Coordinator for Legal Advocates for Children and Youth. Steve spent his final semester at Columbia Law School. While there, he served as a student educational consultant—conducting qualitative fieldwork, research, and analysis in New York City middle and high schools—for Columbia’s Center for Public Research and Leadership.

Before Steve established The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, he practiced special education law in the Special Education Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group ("NYLAG"), and later in a New York City-based special education law firm. He has substantial experience advocating for students and their parents throughout the IEP and hearing processes, and he has worked on a federal class-action lawsuit against a large charter organization and the New York City Department of Education. Steve has also provided special education training sessions for doctors, social workers, and other personnel throughout New York City.

Steve strongly believes that money should not inhibit students' access to a free appropriate public education. As such, The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, represents students using a flat-rate sliding scale based on each family's income

Steve is admitted to practice law in New York.


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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
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Honors: Honors in Legal Writing
Activities: Executive Development Editor of the Michigan Law Review; Vice President of the Education Law and Policy Society; Event Coordinator for Legal Advocates for Children and Youth
Hofstra University
M.S.Ed. (2006) | Secondary Mathematics Education
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Honors: Honors with Distinction
George Washington University
B.A. (2004) | Philosophy and Political Science
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Honorable Mention; Gauss Prize for Excellence in Philosophy; Departmental Honors, Philosophy Department; Departmental Honors, Political Science Department; Honors Program Graduate; Presidential Scholarship Recipient
Activities: History of Modern Philosophy Writing Coach
Pembroke College, Oxford University
Philosophy and Politics
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Honors: Semifinalist, Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC
- Current
Special Education Attorney
Law Fellow - Special Education Unit
New York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.
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High School Mathematics Teacher
Herricks Union Free School District
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Certifications
New York State Professional Certificate, Mathematics 7–12
New York State Education Department
Professional Associations
New York City Bar Association
Member
Current
New York County Lawyers' Association
Member
Current
INCLUDEnyc
Junior Board Member
Current
The New York Legal Assistance Group
Special Education Unit, Part-time Volunteer
Current
State Bar of New York
Member
Current
ARISE Coalition (Action for Reform in Special Education)
Member
Current
Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, represents students using a flat-rate sliding scale based on each family's income.
Practice Area
  • Education Law
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The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC
80 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
USA
Telephone: (347) 395-4656