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Testimonials2020-03-06T20:12:06+00:00

AMAZING

So amazing! I've never hired an attorney before and Jessica made the process so smooth. She was helpful and so knowledgeable about what we needed. I'd recommend Jessica (and already have!) to any parent of a special needs kiddo.

– T.W.

BEST REPRESENTATION AVAILABLE

Mrs. Salonus represented our child with compassion and firmness. She is the best lawyer to advocate on behalf of children already facing the challenges of education where SPED and 504's are in consideration. She won our case and is my go to on any questions pertaining to discrimination or unlawful behavior in the public education arena. Hands down, the best representation available!

– S.B.

IEP SETUP

She assisted us in getting an initial IEP set up for our daughter. She was very thorough and so easy to work with. She was encouraging for us, also. In the meeting, she was kind to the school workers, but firm and we ended up getting what we wanted from them (which is hard to get). She didn't back down and stayed on them until they agreed. We were so thankful we had her with us!

– Elizabeth

WORDS CANNOT SAY ENOUGH

From the very beginning of our IEP process for my daughter, it has been an uphill climb and challenge as our local school system kept coming up with excuses on why things could not be done and adequate support not be given. Working with Jessica was a pleasure as we brought her into the fray and with her support and longevity, we got the school system to give us what we needed. Words cannot say enough about Jessica's expertise and overall desire to see things work out, not only for us, but for all children needing the true support they need to excel in life and be given the chance to experience it to its fullest. Thank you, Jessica, and as a family we look forward to working with you in the future. May the Lord bless you and yours in all you do for Him, for what you do, definitely brings Glory to the Lord. 🙂

-Michael

EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE

Ms. Salonus effectively and efficiently advocated for appropriate supports for my child, along with compensatory services. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and collaborative with the entire IEP team. Hiring her was the best decision we made in advocating for my child's needs in school, and I would do it again without reservation.

-Alecia

WINNING ATTORNEY

Jessica was co-counsel in our winning Due Process appeal against our local school system which denied our son (who has Down syndrome) with an appropriate education in his Least Restrictive Environment. Our case was so well-written and delivered that it has become effective case law that is preventing other children from being excluded from the regular classroom. This win would not have been possible without the extraordinary work of Jessica Salonus. Her expertise in special education law and remarkable command of ALL of the details of our case (and the defendant's case!) made all of the difference in our success. Jessica is a strong and effective attorney and advocate!

-Deborah

CARING & COMPASSIONATE

Jessica was able to help me navigate the legal system after my special needs child was seriously hurt in our public school system. She battled for my child's rights and got a settlement that is life-changing for my child. She was more than our attorney, she was our friend and stood by us when we were going through an event that traumatized my child. I will be forever grateful to Jessica for all she did to get our lives back.

-Heidi

PROFESSIONAL & KIND

Jessica Salonus & her staff were true professionals & kept me informed every step of the way. Their kindness was much appreciated during a difficult time in my life. Should I ever need legal help again the Salonus Firm will be who I call to represent me.

-Jackie

GREAT ATTORNEY

I hired Jessica Salonus as I was concerned that my child was being excluded from the regular education classroom more than was appropriate. Jessica was able to negotiate a much better IEP for my child than I would have been able to accomplish on my own.

-Anonymous

FIRM

I can say that everyone who told me not to attempt to resolve the IEP process on my own, was absolutely right. I truly thought that I could handle it on my own, but I was sorely mistaken. I have never thought of myself as naive, but I had been. Fortunately, it wasn't too late, and we found Jessica Salonus. She listened intently and quickly understood our son's situation (which was quite complex). From the start I felt like we had a champion in our corner! Her style is very calming and personable, yet she will be firm and appropriately confrontational when need be (in regards to standing up for your child). Long story short, despite all the pessimistic things people had to say, Jessica was able to get our son in an alternative educational placement where he could flourish. I am 100% confident, that, without her, we would not have been able to achieve this and our son would not be in the educational setting that he desperately needed.

-Anonymous