Adrienne Kirshner is the managing attorney of the Firm’s Cleveland office. She is a native Ohioan, growing up in both Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated with general honors from the University of Chicago where she majored in Public Policy Studies. Upon graduation, she returned to Ohio and received her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Case Western Reserve University.
While in law school, Adrienne developed a passion for civil rights litigation and criminal defense. Her goal was to provide legal services to those most in need. After becoming a mother to an amazing son with special needs, Adrienne began to utilize her legal skills to advocate for her son. Upon joining numerous parent groups, Adrienne began to receive many requests for assistance and guidance from other parents. Upon learning about the various situations faced by other parents, Adrienne desired to use the skills she had obtained through her years in litigation to do more to help families obtain the education their children were not only entitled to, but also deserved. Adrienne then began practicing in the area of special education law and litigation with the purpose of assisting families find the best solution in obtaining the necessary services and education for children.
In her spare time, you can find Adrienne playing with her son and dog, often learning about her son’s newest obsession.