Special Education Law


What Our Clients Are Saying

“My husband and I would like to thank each of your for your tireless efforts in assisting us to get our son educationally placed. We feel this is a program that may finally help our son! One encouraging bit of information that was given to us is that WE DO NOT GIVE UP ON CHILDREN!”

What Our Clients Are Saying

“None of my sons would have received the services they needed to succeed if Augustin Egelsee hadn’t work so hard to perform a great job on their behalf. They listened to our cries and saw our sons had suffered enough. They did not turn a blind eye but in turn opened the school and the districts eyes. Today I am proud to say our son in spite of everything he went through is an Honor Student 3 years in a row.”

What Our Clients Are Saying

“During my first call to your firm, I knew we were in the right hands.”

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Thank you for your commitment, passion and aggression to fight for my son’s needs. I am blessed to have come across you.” 

California Lawyer Magazine

Augustin Egelsee, LLP featured in California Lawyer Magazine in September 2012 issue.

Areas Of Practice

Special Education

Special Education

Individual Education Programs

Individualized Education Program

Expulsion and Suspension

Expulsion and Suspension

Every Student Deserves An Appropriate Education

In 1975, Congress enacted legislation to protect the educational rights of children who are disabled. These laws were created to ensure that children with special educational needs are identified as early as possible and receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). It is the responsibility of the school system to identify and serve children with special needs.

The greatest challenge to parents and educators can be properly identifying and developing effective educational plans for special needs students. Academic difficulties, challenges with social skills and persisting maladaptive behavior exhibited by students with special education needs, can be misinterpreted as defiance, lack of motivation, anti-social behavior and/or laziness. Unfortunately, such mis-identification can lead to improper punishment such as an expulsion, instead of an appropriate education.

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Edwin Egelsee & Danielle Augustin

Our Passion Shines Through

The attorneys at Augustin Egelsee, LLP have over 40 years of combined legal experience helping parents obtain the services and programs their children are entitled to receive. We have extensive experience advocating for special needs programs in Southern California.

Our experience gives us a unique understanding of the issues and challenges parents may be facing.

If your child is experiencing learning difficulties, lack of attention/on-task behavior, developmental disabilities such as autism, speech and language issues, depression, anxiety or you have other concerns or facing disciplinary action, we can help.  Whether it’s establishing eligibility, evaluating an existing Individualized Education Program (IEP), setting up an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), accessing more appropriate services, facing disciplinary action such as an expulsion or obtaining compensatory education services, our firm can get your child the help they need.

Our Mission

We are an office that serves and dedicates ourselves to children. We feel honored that families would choose our office to represent their children. Our guarantee is that we will provide the most effective and efficient legal representation with the goal to improve the lives of the children we represent.

Meet Our Team

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Danielle Augustin

Managing Partner

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Edwin Egelsee

Managing Partner

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Elizabeth H. Curtis

Associate Attorney

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Sheila Gibert

Office Manager
Legal Assistant

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Aly Lopez

Legal Assistant

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Sylvia Armas-Abad

Legal Assistant