Wesley B. Parsons is a partner in the Los Angeles office. Highly respected for his special education legal expertise, Mr. Parsons represents and advises school districts, county offices of education and special education local plan areas statewide regarding all aspects of special education law and practice. A seasoned trainer and trusted advisor, Mr. Parsons is relied upon to offer counsel and services both at the school site and administrative levels. He successfully advocates on behalf of public agencies in all capacities relating to inter-district transfer appeals, due process Section 504 hearings, Individualized Educational Program (IEP) team meetings, Manifestation Determinations, mediations, compliance complaints with the California Department of Education and investigations with the Office for Civil Rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Parsons was an attorney in both the public and private sectors, representing local education agencies at all levels of special education due process proceedings. Among the many special education issues on which Mr. Parsons has particular expertise are: IEP development, nonpublic and private services, abused, neglected and homeless youth and jurisdictional/residency matters. A popular speaker and trainer, Mr. Parsons is frequently invited to lead workshops at statewide education conferences, including the Association of California School Administrators' Student Services conference.
Mr. Parsons earned his Juris Doctor in 1999 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. He was admitted to the California State Bar that same year. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Parsons was a teacher at the Early Childhood Education and Infant/Toddler Centers at the University of California, Irvine, where he also earned his bachelor's degree.
Los Angeles office
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, California 90048