Education: B.A., University of California at Los Angeles J.D., Loyola Law School Member of the California Bar, State Bar #123801 Notary Public
Sheila Bayne is licensed to practice before all courts in the State of California. A former television news reporter and anchor, she has not only served law clients throughout Southern California for more than 30 years, but has simultaneously been an educator in the field of Special Education for over two decades. She is a passionate world traveler, yogi, urban hiker, chef, and animal rescuer.
Sheila has been committed to defending the rights of children who have been at risk or on the wrong receiving end of our society. As an educator, she has worked closely with administrators, students, and parents, facilitating hundreds of IEP meetings for at-risk students at all levels enrolled in public and nonpublic schools, and offering recommendations for services and placement.
As a practicing California attorney, she is particularly knowledgeable about the courts and their role in the lives of students with special needs. Most importantly, she has the ability to communicate that level of comfort and familiarity to parents, guardians, and others who may be daunted by what the law demands. She is aware of how important it is for parents to be involved in their child’s education at all levels. She insists that all parents be respected and have significant input into the education of their children.
Sheila spends significant time training and working with each attorney to ensure every student is receiving excellent legal representation, including listening to the concerns of the parents and informing them of their legal rights.
Sheila and her team see the potential of every child with special needs and holds a firm belief they can excel with intensive appropriate educational program and services. With that kind of mission and vision, it is obvious why her law firm is considered one of the top special education law firms in California. Her successful representation of students with severe disabilities, and the fact she has worked with numerous students and parents as a teacher, separates her law firm from the rest.