Lawrence D. Dodds ’89, partner of the law firm, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, recently presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Snapshots of Special Education Program.  He spoke on “Divorced Parents and the IDEA – From Evaluations and IEPs, to Field Trips and School Events.”

A recent press release by Wisler Pearlstine, LLP noted, “Dr. Dodds is a member of the firm’s Education Law and Family Law Groups. His practice focuses on special education law, child custody and mental health law issues. For over a decade, Dr. Dodds has advised and represented schools in special education matters from the administrative hearing level through the federal courts, as well as provided guidance on a wide range of student issues, including discipline and residency. He combines his legal and doctoral training in child and adolescent psychology to bring a unique perspective to school districts and charter schools in southeastern Pennsylvania educating exceptional children.”

Dodds was an attorney in the family law department at Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis LLP  prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine. He also had experience working in adult addiction clinics, residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children and for the Head Start programs.

While at Hamilton, he majored in psychology, was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity and was on the men’s soccer team. After graduating, Dodds went on to receive his Juris Doctor at Villanova University in 1997, and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1999.

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