Jim Gerl

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Gender MALE
Industry Consulting
Occupation lawyer, special ed consultant
Location West Virginia, United States
Introduction I'm a special education law consultant. I have been a mediator and a hearing officer for West Virginia since 1989, and I am a hearing officer for Utah, and South Dakota.. I also was a mediator and hearing officer for Washington, DC for over two years and Pennsylvania for eight years. I have trained hearing officers, mediators and complaint investigators from every state and a number of territories. I have spoken on SpEd law topics at numerous state, regional and national conferences, including: the Consortium on Appropriate Dispute Resolution on Special Education; CEC;PEATC, National Ed Law Conference; ACRES;Seattle University Academy; LRP, Utah, California, West Virginia, Wyoming, Arizona and TriState Special Ed Law conferences, Alfred, UNH, and U of Texas. I have provided consultations and trainings to many state education agencies, and I have consulted with the federal Secretary of OSERS and OSEP, and the Vermont Legislature. I have given numerous interviews on special ed law, and I have been quoted in education publications. I am now a state complaint investigator for South Dakota and New Mexico. I am licensed to practice law in West Virginia, Illinois and Washington, DC.
Interests special education law, special education, law, children with disabilities, administrative law