Making a Difference!

The attorneys at Brightside Law Group are passionate about helping families and their children. With more than twenty years of combined experience in special education law, we are focused on obtaining the best possible outcomes to often complex and nuanced situations. Our special education attorneys can help you understand your concerns in the context of the law, review your child’s educational records, file a formal complaint, navigate the due process proceedings from mediation to hearing, on appeal, and much more. Are you unsure whether you need a special education attorney? Consultations are always free. Let us help you put your concerns into perspective and discuss your options.

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Seth Schwartz, Esq.

Special Education Attorney

With more than 10 years practicing special education law, Seth Schwartz has handled hundreds of cases and consulted with thousands of families about their legal rights. During law school, Seth interned for a local special education attorney and realized the need and desire to continue in the field. With educational struggles of his own, and a younger sister with autism, Seth understands and relates to the experiences our families go through. Seth actively supports educating families, frequently speaks on special education topics to parents and professionals, is a strong legal advocate, and a parent of two young children of his own.

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Ashok Pathi, Esq.

Special Education Attorney

Ashok Pathi is a longtime advocate for children with special needs, with over a decade of legal experience. As a special education attorney, Ashok has dedicated his entire legal career to supporting families of special needs children with special education and limited conservatorship concerns. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ashok taught competitive fencing to children, many with special needs. The experience helped guide Ashok to the field of special education. Ashok is licensed to practice law before all California state courts and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California. He presents and moderates seminars on special education law, and regularly contributes to the firm’s resources and publications.

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