Hope N. Kirsch, M.A. (Ed.), Esq., is a licensed special education teacher and 25+ year litigation attorney. Her law practice is devoted to representing students throughout Arizona, from preschool through higher education, with a focus on special education and discipline.
She represents and advises clients regarding evaluations, IEPs, 504s, disciplinary hearings, IDEA Due Process hearings, OCR, appeals, and bullying. Ms. Kirsch was a special education teacher and special education coordinator in the New York City public schools for 18 years where she worked with the most challenging populations and supervised and trained teachers in teaching strategies, curriculum development, IEPs, and behavior management.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Boston University (cum laude), a Master’s degree in special education from NYU, 30+ post-graduate credits in educational supervision and administration, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Kirsch is admitted to the state and federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
She is a frequent speaker nationally and locally on education law, regularly trains mental health professionals, advocates, attorneys, and parents in educational advocacy, and consults to attorneys in other states. Ms. Kirsch also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Arizona.