California’s Top Special Education Law Firm Executive Director James D. Peters III. Has Joined With Attorneys Maxwell v. Pritt & Erika Nyborg-Burch of Boies Schiller Flexner To Represent Special Education Children Forgotten During Covid-19
Pictured from left to right ( James Daniel Peters III, Erika Nyborg-Burch, Maxwell V. Pritt )
Peters will now be working with Attorneys Maxwell V. Pritt and Erika Nyborg-Burch, of Boies Schiller Flexner.
The high-powered team represented California’s special education children Before United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on 6th December 2021.
Speaking before the court session, Peters insisted “ We will take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court if we need to.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately over 800,000 Californians and 7.3 million special education children were forgotten.
James Daniel Peters III
- Executive Director of the Special Education Law Division, Law Offices of Sheila C. Bayne.
- Peters has testified before Congress regarding the re-authorization of IDEA.
- He orchestrated the third largest settlement in California’s Office Of Administrative Hearing’s (OAH) history.
- He has been one of the top legal minds regarding Special education for over 31 years
- Peters is a Keynote speaker. He has a son diagnosed with autism and is dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities and their parents in securing a “free appropriate public education,” as promised by the IDEA.
- He fights for self-determination so that all individuals can obtain a meaningful education that will prepare them to live independently, as productive members of society.
- For over 30 years now, Peters has been persuading school districts and public agencies to provide quality services, training, and support so that every individual with any disability can live an inclusive and productive life.
- He has been on the forefront in reminding teachers, group home-care providers, supported living vendors, and vocational program job coaches that self-determination is not a request made by individuals with disabilities or their families; it is, in fact, a right under the U.S. Constitution.
Erika Nyborg-Burch | Co-Counsel
- Yale Law School, J.D.; Editor, Yale Law & Policy Review; President, Project for Law and Education
- Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude, International Relations, Hispanic Studies; Fitcher Prize
- Erika worked as an immigration attorney for The Bronx Defenders. She also clerked for the Hon. Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- At Yale Law School, Erika was a member of the Workers and Immigrants’ Rights Advocacy Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. She defended clients before federal agencies, federal and state trial-level courts, and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
- She was also a founding member of the Asylum Seeker’s Advocacy Project where she coordinated representation for families detained in immigration detention.
Maxwell V. Pritt | Lead Representing Attorney
- U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court: Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court: Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court: Central District of California
- U.S. District Court: Southern District of California
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Hon. Marsha S. Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
- Max is chair of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and was appointed by the California State Bar to the Judicial Council of California, which is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice.
- Recently, he also served on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission of the California State Bar, which vets the governor’s potential judicial candidates. In addition, Max is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and has taught at UC Hastings College, and he regularly represents on intellectual property, constitutional, and trial practice issues for legal industry and educational groups.