Areas of Practice:

Howard Powers represents families and students to enforce their educational rights. His practice emphasizes the rights of students to an appropriate education under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act and related laws. He has helped numerous families throughout Washington obtain appropriate programs from public schools and funding for private services and school placements. Assistance with other education-related matters may be available.

Services include consultation about legal rights and strategies to enforce them; assistance with the process of formulating evaluations and individualized education plans; negotiation with school districts to obtain the receipt of appropriate educational services, programs and placements; and litigating claims at all levels of the administrative and court systems.
Highlights of qualifications and experience:

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Highlights of qualifications and experience:

          • Engaged in the practice of law in Seattle for 35 years

          • Licensed in Washington, Missouri, federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

          • Extensive experience pursuing claims at all levels of the state administrative and federal court system

          • Frequently asked by the bar association, universities and professional/parent associations to lecture on education law to lawyers, law students, educators and families

          • Selected by colleagues as a "top lawyer," in Seattle Magazine

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Contact Information:

Inquiries about legal assistance may be made by calling (206) 324-6287, or by email at hcpow@msn.com

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