Marion M. Walsh
Marion M. Walsh, Esq., a partner with the firm and an experienced attorney, leads our growing and vibrant special education practice. Marion has worked in education law for over 15 years and has been an advocate for children in many capacities. Ms. Walsh has worked to improve public school districts for all students. She is a past president of the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education (2009-2012) and served on the board as a trustee for nine years. Prior to joining Littman Krooks, Ms. Walsh recently worked as an attorney for a law firm concentrating in education law, where her practice focused on special education compliance and defense. Marion is also a certified impartial hearing officer for children with disabilities by the New York State Education Department. She frequently presents on special education and general education law.
Prior to practicing in education law, Marion worked in legal publishing. She has written books and advice for school administrators nationwide on all aspects of education law. She has also been a supervising editor for IEP Team Trainer, The Financial No Child Left Behind Compliance Insider and for The No Child Left Behind Compliance Insider. Marion has also written three other books, “What Do I Do When? The Answer Book on the No Child Left Behind Act,” “The Superintendent’s Guide to Special Education Policies and Procedures,” and “Student Discipline & School Safety: Administrator’s Guide to Best Practices, Policies & Procedures.”
Ms. Walsh worked in securities law immediately after graduating from law school. She worked on securities law compliance and litigation at an internationally recognized law firm.
She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. Marion is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Areas of Practice
Special Education Advocacy
General Education Advocacy
Representation in Student Discipline Cases
Advocacy and Claims against Student Bullying and Harassment
Higher Education Advocacy
ACT or SAT Accommodations
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
New York State Bar Association
Westchester Women’s Bar Association
Hendrick Hudson Board of Education
New York State School Boards Association
Westchester Putnam School Boards Association
Soroptimist Distinguished Service Award
School Board Recognition Award, 2011