Siobhan H. Cullen

Siobhan H. Cullen is a senior associate in the firm's Los Angeles office.  Ms. Cullen represents and advises school districts, county offices of education, and special education local plan areas with respect to all facets of special education law and student services. Her practice includes representing clients in mediation, due process hearings, IEP team meetings, student discipline proceedings, in state and federal court, and in compliance matters before the California Department of Education and the U.S. Office for Civil Rights. In addition, Ms. Cullen is a popular speaker with a decade of experience in training public agency personnel in topics ranging from special education administration to health care reform and she regularly serves as a guest lecturer for teacher preparation programs at universities around Southern California.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cullen represented cities, law enforcement agencies, and other public agencies in employment and discrimination cases. Before embarking on her legal career, Ms. Cullen spent a year working in international disaster relief, and is one in a long line of educators in her family, having taught middle school English, ESL and gifted education in Connecticut and Virginia.

Ms. Cullen received her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University in 2007, where she was a member of the special education clinic and received scholarships to complete public interest work in the area of children's and education law.  She received her master's degree in Teaching from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and holds a bachelor's degree in English, with a concentration in Women's Studies, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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