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Special Education Law

Cleveland Special Needs Girl Helped by Cuddy Law Firm


Your child is your life.

So what happens when your child with special needs isn’t progressing in reading? What happens when the school district decides to take services away? What happens when the school isn’t following your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)?

You don’t have to tolerate a school neglecting its special education obligations. You have recourse to secure what’s best for your child and their future.

Federal law entitles your child to appropriate educational services. If the school district makes bad decisions, you can get a special education attorney to help you stand up to them.

The Cuddy Law Firm focuses on special education law. We take great pride in empowering parents to advocate for their children’s rights.

We can help with any of these matters and more:

Trust your instincts as a parent. If you think your child isn’t receiving the educational services he or she needs, let us help. We can start by providing a consultation on your situation.

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Planning for the Future

Special Needs family helped by Cuddy Law Firm


Predicting the future is impossible. Planning for the future is a necessity.

But when you’re taking care of a person with special needs, navigating guardianship, special needs estate planning, special needs trust administration and many other complicated planning issues can feel overwhelming.

At the Cuddy Law Firm, our attorneys can help you and your family make the right decisions to secure the financial future of a child or other loved one with special needs.

Let us help you develop a life plan, so you don’t have to handle this project alone — and you can gain a sense of peace about how your loved one will be taken care of in the future.

We’ll take into account your family’s legal, financial and medical needs, and any other relevant family situations while we help you develop your plan.

We can help with all of this and more:

You’re devoted to your family member with special needs. You work hard to support them. Planning for the future is another important way to care for them.

The Cuddy Law Firm is here to help you and your family.

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About Us

Our firm began operating in 2001 as The Law Office of Andrew K. Cuddy, providing legal services to families of individuals with special needs.

In 2012, due to growth and the opening of an office in White Plains, New York, the firm incorporated and began operation as the Cuddy Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

In 2015, we opened an office in Austin, Texas, to serve Texas families. Since then, we opened offices in Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our firm has represented thousands of families in advocacy, administrative proceedings and state and federal courts. We’d like to help you.

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Cuddy Law Firm Leadership & Team

Andrew K. Cuddy began practicing special education law in 2000 to meet the increasing demand for special education representation.

In 2010, Michael J. Cuddy, Jr., joined his brother Andrew in the Auburn, NY, office. Then in 2012, due to growth, Adrienne Arkontaky joined the firm, and together Andrew and Adrienne opened an office in White Plains, NY, formally establishing the Cuddy Law Firm.

Now, our multi-state firm includes the addition of attorneys Elizabeth Angelone in 2014 for our Austin, TX, office; Kevin Mendillo in 2016 for our Cleveland, OH, office; and Joseph Sulpizio in 2017 for our Philadelphia, PA, office.

In 2017, Andrew K. Cuddy gained admission to the North Carolina Bar, and we opened an office in Waxhaw to serve North Carolina.

Our team can represent families in many additional states. When you need to obtain appropriate educational and other services for a loved one with disabilities, our law firm was created to do just that.

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