Juris Doctor from New England Law / Boston
Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University
During my 13 years as an Essex County prosecutor for both the District and Superior Courts, I prosecuted thousands of criminal cases, including crimes against children. It was my passion for seeking justice that that drew me to focus on special education law.
My goal for your child is that he/she gets everything required to be successful in their school environment and beyond. I have had great success working with school districts to support a child’s needs in and out of the classroom by adding services, accommodations, and even changing placements. My ability to effectively negotiate and mediate issues has made my practice invaluable to families.
No matter where you are in the process of meeting the educational needs of your child, requesting an initial evaluation, seeking an IEP/504 meeting, or caught up in dispute resolution with the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, what matters most is the wellbeing of your child and I will do everything possible to make sure they get what they need.
- Juris Doctor from New England Law / Boston
- Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Board of Directors for Massachusetts Citizens for Children
- Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPaN)
- Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
- Special Education Surrogate Parent Program (SESPP)
- Admitted to practice in Massachusetts State and Federal Courts
- Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States
- NBI (National Business Institute) Guest Speaker
Attorney Gold’s services were critical in getting the most favorable outcome possible in my son’s case. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. But, most importantly, Attorney Gold helped my son and I feel more comfortable and less anxious over a very long, complex and stressful situation. I truly believe our outcome would not have been the same without her services and that the process would have been far more stressful and complex. I highly recommend her services.
We are so grateful for Laura!…She has been instrumental in making the IEP/504 process understandable and smooth.
We are so grateful for Laura! My family has worked with Laura over the past two years. …She has been instrumental in making the IEP process understandable and smooth. She is a sharp negotiator and well-versed on both federal and state special education and disabilities laws. Laura is the type of attorney/advocate that you want on your team. She gets results!
My child has significant special needs. We felt our child was not making any gains in her public school program and requested she be placed in an out of district private placement where we believed she would make progress. The school did not agree. I began to speak with many attorneys about our situation, but when I spoke to Laura, she was compassionate, empathetic and I hired her because I felt she really understood our child’s needs.
You're worried your child is not getting the support needed to be successful in school, but trying to go directly to the school district has proven tiring, frustrating, and sometimes even hostile. Your child deserves better, and that is all that matters.