We can make a difference in the education of your child with special needs

How We Can Help

We work individually with each family to understand their specific needs

What Our Clients Are Saying

Diane gets things done

“We first hired Diane to work with the school district for a compromise accommodation to enable our daughter’s service dog to attend school with her. We hired her for her reputation of working with the district, and not in a confrontational manner. She worked to cut through bureaucracy and made it happen. She continues to make things happen whether we have needed to switch school/placement for my daughter, or get a reduced hour day with busing. I cannot recommend her more highly.”

“Kelsey, We just wanted to say thank you for everything. You did a great job and made the guardianship the easiest thing we’ve done with the government in a long time. Ha Ha. Thanks.”

We simply cannot thank you and Lidia enough for educating and guiding us through all the steps required when putting these things in place. The manner in which you provided counsel was professional, timely, and in layman’s terms which we truly appreciate. Overall our experience with Wiscarson was excellent and we will certainly recommend your services to other families we know, who are about to begin the same process. Again, thank you so much.

“Words can’t describe how much better we feel knowing that someone is willing to help us get our son’s educational needs met. I must admit — it was pretty awesome to watch you in action. So thank you again for all that you’ve done for us.”

We hired Diane to help us with a complex and difficult case involving our child’s special education with our public school district. When I was interviewing attorneys, from the moment I first interviewed her, I knew she would be the one we hired. She is an exceptionally kind and brilliant attorney who truly understands both the legal and emotional aspects involved with special education for special needs, twice exceptional children. Our situation taking over our case from another firm who didn’t work out. She clearly explained the process, set expectations around timing and possible outcomes, and expenses in a way that we, as non-lawyers, could easily understand. She and her staff (shout to her colleague Taylar!) even expertly identified issues in our case which neither we nor the other firm had not noticed, giving us additional grounds for our due process complaint. Our case was so complicated that I think I the opening statement for the due process complaint was over 80 pages long! This may sound like hyperbole, but I mean this literally. I cannot think of anything Diane and her team could have done differently to make the case go smoother. Our case progressed to trial (a due process hearing with a Washington state Administrative Law Judge). Not only did we “win” our case, but we got pretty much everything we asked for. The Judge himself, in his written decision, commented on how appalling the school district’s performance was, with respect to their handling of our child’s special education. I am convinced this outcome would not have occurred if we had not selected Wiscarson Law. She truly changed the trajectory of our child’s life in a deeply profound way, for which we will always be grateful. Bottom line: if you need an advocate or legal representation to help you with the special education of your child, run, not walk, to Diane’s office. You’ll be very glad you did!

This attorney doesn’t suffer the company of fools. She is well informed and will make you look silly if you are not, if you are rivals. Diane is very competent, compassionate, and worth every buck that is spent for her services. Her reputation precedes her not only among her peers, but also within the educational environment in which she moves. If I required her services again, I would run and not walk, to her office doors.”

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