Lisa Dennis is an associate in the firm's Inland Empire office, where she represents clients in special education and student issues. Ms. Dennis has practiced in the area of special education law for nearly five years, and has expertise in all aspects of this area, including legal matters related to the IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Ms. Dennis has extensive experience in a variety of special education proceedings, including representing clients at IEP meetings and manifestation determination meetings, as well as in due process mediations, hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), and appeals from OAH decisions in U.S. District Court.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dennis was affiliated with a boutique law firm in the Pasadena area specializing in special education matters. She brings a unique perspective to her legal practice, having begun her professional career as an educator. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Dennis taught social studies and English in public high schools near Los Angeles and in the Bay Area.
Ms. Dennis earned her Juris Doctor from University of La Verne College of Law and holds a B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a secondary teaching credential in social studies and English from Mills College.
Outside of her professional activities, Ms. Dennis is an avid gardener who enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family.