Feeney Law Office, PLLC works to empower families seeking educational services, focusing on the rights of disabled students to a free and appropriate public education.

We are one of the few law offices in the state of Washington to focus in civil rights and disability law. The goal of Kerri Feeney and her associates is to protect and assert clients' rights while guiding them through the legal process. 

 

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Experienced

For over 14 years, Kerri and her associates have advocated for the rights of disabled clients.  With 25 years of experience as an educator, Kerri's dedication to providing legal services in a cost-effective and efficient manner has earned her a reputation that clients trust.  

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Passionate

Feeney Law Office is a dynamic team of legal professionals who share a passion for justice and a commitment to social responsibility. They have the talent and drive needed to handle the complexities of special education advocacy.

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versatile

In addition to special education and disability law, Feeney Law Office is able to advise and assist clients with guardianship and adoption matters, as well as mediation and civil litigation. 

Feeney Law provides legal assistance in many ways, including:

 

MEDIATION

Kerri completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School in October 2013. She is a strong proponent of mediation as a means to resolve disputes, especially disputes over educational services.

EDUCATION LAW

Provides Plaintiff representation in disputes with school districts over education services, expulsion and discipline, discrimination, and retaliation claims.

GUARDIANSHIPS

Drafts documents providing alternatives to guardianship, including Powers of Attorney and other estate planning devices. Provides representation in guardianship actions, including contested guardianship petitions.

CIVIL LITIGATION

Provides Plaintiff representation in civil lawsuits for damages due to neglect/abuse, loss of benefits, medical malpractice, deliberate indifference, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

ADOPTIONS

Guides you through the legal process of growing your family. 

 

Kerri presents at continuing legal education seminars on the topics of legal ethics and special education law. She regularly presents at conferences open to the public on guardianships, Section 504 and Health Care Plans, and on various topics pertaining to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

In 2015, the Washington State Association of Justice named Kerri the Public Justice Lawyer of the Year for her advocacy on behalf of clients and students with disabilities.

Feeney Law Office, PLLC has a history of securing positive results.

Two of our notable cases:

 

Taber et al. v. Oasis Physical Therapy - (Franklin County Superior Court) - Co-counsel representing a group of approximately 60 female patients who were sexually harassed and abused by a physical therapist in the provision of physical therapy and successfully settled their claims. 

Garcia v. Grandview School District - (Eastern District Court of Washington) - Co-counsel representing a student with severe hearing impairment bringing claims against the Grandview School District under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504. Resulted in a settlement of $1 million. 

 

 

2019

On September 6th, 2019, Kerri will give a presentation on Ethics for the annual Special Education Lawyers Seminar, located at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

2018

Kerri presented at the 2018 Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates Conference in Monterey, California on the following dates: 

3/10/2018: “An Advocate’s Guide to Dyslexia”

3/11/2018: “It’s All Greek to Me – Understanding Psychoeducational Assessment Results”

2016

In April of 2016, Kerri was one of eleven attorneys sworn in by the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Kerri (front row, second from right) was one of eleven attorneys sworn in by the United States Supreme Court in April 2016.

Kerri (front row, second from right) was one of eleven attorneys sworn in by the United States Supreme Court in April 2016.