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Advocates & Attorneys


Beckye Barnes Advocacy & Consulting
Lake Wylie, South Carolina 29710

Phone: 7047631306
Email: beckyebarnes@gmail.com
Areas of Practice: direct and indirect advocacy services for families in public school districts
meeting attendance
organizing and conducting workshops and training
speaking to organizations and groups
lobbying for changes in education laws
Geographical Area: Charlotte, NC
South Carolina

Special Needs Advocate & Consultany
South Carolina

Phone: 843.330.2709
Cell: 843.330.2709
Email: Kellyherrick@yahoo.com
Areas of Practice: Special Education Advocacy, Medical & Community Advocacy.
Geographical Area: Currently serving the Tri-county area.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.


2432 Rockwater Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Cell: 757.322.0854
Email: rosana.jana@rocketmail.com
Areas of Practice:Special Ed law; IDEA; Individual Education Plan development/review/and consultation; mediation; conflict resolution; autism, emotional disabilities, deaf/hearing impaired, pervasive developmental disorders,other health impaired, and learning disabilities,
Geographical Area:Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado.

Master's Degree in Special Education from Univ. of TN. and Doctorate from Vanderbilt Univ. Special Educator and Administrator for many years. Dr. Macias is a life-long advocate for children and families with special needs.



DEMAL I. MATTSON, JR. (Attorney)
Mattson Law Office
990 Lake Hunter Circle
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843.881.2334
Fax: 843.881.2992
Email: ymattson@aol.com
Website: www.specialeducationlawoffice.com

Areas of Practice: SPECIAL EDUCATION & EDUCATION LAW, Auto, Motorcycle, & Slip/Fall Accidents, Workers Compensation/On-The-Job Injuries, Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Wrongful Death, Family Law, Divorce & Custody, Family Court Mediator, Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Services & Probate/Estate matters.

Geographical Area: State of South Carolina



Mattson Law Office
990 Lake Hunter Circle
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843.881.2334
Fax: 843.881.2992
Email: ymattson@aol.com

Areas of Practice: Special Education Advocate throughout the State of South Carolina. We handle IEP meetings, 504 matters, ADA, NCLB, Due Process, ADHD, Expulsions, Freedom of Information (FOIA), Suspensions, Extended School Year (ESY),
Record Reviews. Parent Consults.

Geographical Area: State of South Carolina

I serve as a Special Education Advocate. My husband is an attorney and handles Special Education Law. Sometimes we work as a team and sometimes separately, depending up the needs of the students and parents seeking assistance.



ED 101/Vision for Education
P.O. Box 2718
West Columbia, SC 29171-2718

Phone: 864.982.2381
Email: ted@ed101.org

Areas of Practice: We provide services for all areas of disability including training for schools, non-profits, government agencies and community groups. We provide expert witnessing, IEP meeting attendance, due process, media support and mediation. Sliding scale and limited pro-bono work.

Geographical Area: South Carolina, North Carolina, & Georgia.
Please visit our website www.ed101.org contact us at info@ed101.org or call us at 864-982-2381


South Carolina Legal Services
701 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: 1.888.346.5592
Email: kimakanichols-graham@sclegal.org
Website: www.sclegal.org

Geographical Area: South Carolina


721 Jones Branch Dr.
408 N. White St.
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Phone: 803.412.2292
Email: darlenemurphy10@gmail.com

Areas of Practice: IEP meetings; 504 meeting; Parent/Teacher conference
Geographical Area:
Charlotte/Fort Mill



Potter Law, LLC
500 East Calhoun Street
Post Office Box 2722 (29622)
Anderson, SC 29621

Phone: 864-214-6233
Cell: 864-367-9017
Website: www.potterlawsc.com
Email: atpotter@potterlawsc.com

Areas of Practice: Represent parents with children of special needs and who have IEP plans and 504 plans. Handle expulsion and suspension hearings. Juvenile delinquency. I have earned a Certificate in Special Education Advocacy from the PELE Institute in Special Education Advocacy from the William and Mary Law School.
Geographical Area:
All of South Carolina.


E. H. Robinson Law, LLC
P.O. Box 2252
408 N. White St.
Lancaster, SC 29721

Phone: 803.286.4646
Fax: 866.412.4835
Email: Elizabeth@ehrobinsonlaw.com

Areas of Practice: All areas of special education litigation and mediation, formal complaints, administrative due process complaints; expulsion and other discipline matters; juvenile delinquency; guardianship issues, civil litigation.
Geographical Area: South Carolina


SHARI SMITH (Advocate)
LEARN (Low Country Educational Advocacy Rights Network)
237 C Willbrook Blvd
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Phone: 843.957.7904
Email: turntolearn@gmail.com

Geographical Area: Southeast: Georgetown and Horry Counties Currently


Special Solutions, LLC
7732 Sunview Circle
Columbia, SC 29209

Phone: 866.866.0846
Fax: 866.866.0846
Email: specialsolutions@att.net

Areas of Practice: School abuse including physical and sexual, student-on-student or adult-student abuse. Exceptional needs specialist - birth to adulthood. IEP and related document review. Parent of six children with varying special needs adopted from foster care.

Geographical Area: South Carolina

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