Danelle Harvey-Jacob, Esq. has been a life-long advocate for social justice. She began raising awareness of social injustices as a child and has continued since. She worked on campaigns that addressed issues including appropriate care for senior citizens, child homelessness, and domestic violence. Organizations worked with through her then Community Interest Company include UK housing and homelessness charity Shelter and POV. She and her company partnered with the London Mayor’s Office on an inner-city youth educational program, education charity Real Action, and participated as a UK partner in a ‘Victory Over Violence’ project resulting in a Governor of Georgia proclamation.
She holds an LL.M. with business law from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (“USC”), an LL.B. with Honours, an MS.c., in Legal Studies, and a BA (Hons) in Humanities with Music. An author of a best-selling music business book, and CEO of her music and publishing company, she worked in entertainment, intellectual property, publishing, contracts, education, and as a consultant before transitioning to law.
In 2016 while studying towards her MS.c., she began working as a paralegal and legal secretary to immerse herself in the legal environment; shortly thereafter, she enrolled in law school. Since graduating from USC during the global pandemic, she commenced her legal career as an associate attorney working in Business, Intellectual Property and Trusts and Estates Law. She joined Special Education Law Offices as a PLL, long before she passed the California Bar.
As a parent she understands the difficulties of raising a typical child. Working and representing children with special needs has allowed her to get to know children and their parents and how hard parents work to help their children.
She is working with the best team of attorneys focused on helping children with special needs. Most important the team of attorneys spend a great deal of time helping each other. Prior to her passing the California Bar, the other attorneys were assisting and helping her understand complicated areas of special education law.
Sheila Bayne and Jim Peters are the absolute best. Not only was she hired to prior to becoming an attorney, they taught her and allowed her to sit in on hearings, pretrial conferences, resolution sessions, District Court cases. She has learned so much with the on-the-job training, she has been able to jump in and show what she has learned and have been very effective. Her confidence level and the team support make this the best Law Firm that she could have picked to work at.
Now she gives all that knowledge back to the parents and the special needs kids she helps every day.
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