Katheleen Loyer (Special Education Attorney)
Mrs. Loyer is a solo practitioner with many years of experience in advocating on behalf of children in the arena of public education. Ms. Loyer's practice focuses in the areas of Special Education, General Education, Civil Rights, and Disability Law. Kathy often assists families in accessing services for children with disabilities. Many of her clients have disabilities that range from mild learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), to the severely emotionally and/or physically disabled. Kathy also covers a range of issues in General Education. She handles negotiations and hearings involving disciplinary matters such as expulsions, suspensions, and involuntary transfers, etc. Civil Rights issues are often addressed as well. She represents children and their parents in mediations, fair hearings and all levels of negotiations regarding educational issues as well as appellate reviews in Federal District Court. She was recently published in LRP's Special Education periodical.
Ms. Loyer also handles issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects children and adults from discrimination due to their individual disabilities. Issues include the provision of reasonable accommodations in higher learning institutions and the workplace. On occasion, her cases have received coverage in the local major media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register as well as a national TV magazine and PBS.