Wesler has focused her career on advocating for the rights of students who require special educational programs through IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As a lawyer, a licensed clinical social worker and a former child study team member, she also advocates for protection from bullying and the enforcement of students’ civil rights.
According to firm Partner Staci Greenwald, “Jayne bring so much to this firm and more importantly, to the clients whom she represents. Her advocacy on behalf of those with special needs is really only matched by her compassion for those who may perhaps not be receiving the services to which they are entitled.“
Ms. Wesler holds her Juris Doctor Degree from Seton Hall Law School, holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, summa cum laude, from Georgian Court University. She is admitted to practice in all New Jersey courts, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and lectures frequently on various issues in mental health, special education and the law.
Recently, Ms. Wesler won a landmark decision in which she convinced the court that the Summit School District, NJ had denied a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to a child diagnosed with a severe communication disorder.
Ms. Wesler also won a precedent-setting case this year in which she obtained a ruling that IDEIA 2004 has a Braille presumption for blind students."
Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler focuses exclusively on advocating for the rights of those with special needs and for securing their long-term guardianship and financial well-being.
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