Timothy M. Mahoney  

Timothy M. Mahoney received his Juris Doctor Degree from City University School of Law in 2002 and his B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999, where he studied Sociology and Music Composition. He is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New York as well as the Federal Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He represented school districts as an associate with Frazer & Feldman from July, 2004 to April, 2007. He was in private practice from 2007 to 2010 handling matters involving civil litigation, commercial claims, copyright and entertainment law, and representation of students with disabilities in IDEA and student discipline hearings. From 2012-2016, when he became associated with the firm, Timothy served as an Impartial Hearing Officer in New York State, hearing due process challenges in matters involving classification, placement and tuition reimbursement pursuant to IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, and as a hearing officer with the New York City Environmental Control Board. Since his return to Frazer & Feldman, Timothy's practice has concentrated in the area of special education, including impartial hearings and appeals, and representation of our public school district clients at Section 504 and CSE meetings, student discipline hearings and manifestation determination meetings. He has lectured for LRP's National Institute on Legal Issues for Educating Individuals with Disabilities, the National Business Institute, the School Administrators Association of NYS, and at the Nassau County Education Law Committee on the topics of student discipline, transgender students, and students with disabilities. Timothy has co-authored a number of articles with Laura Ferrugiari of our firm, published in the Nassau Lawyer, the law journal of the Nassau County Bar Association, including "Transgender Students in Schools: a Shifting Spectrum of Gender, Identity, Biology, and Expression" (July 2016), "Permissible Drug Use: The Administration of Medication in the School Setting" (April 2016), and “Endrew F: The U.S. Supreme Court’s New Standard for Students with Disabilities in Practice” (July 2017).

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS
  • RESIDENCE INN PLAINVIEW, 9 GERHARD ROAD, PLAINVIEW, NY 11803

    Friday, October 19, 2018


    Jack Feldman will conduct a full-day seminar on "Developing a Bulletproof IEP." The program will cover IDEA and its regulations, as well as the New York State Regulations. It is important for those working in special education to keep up to date with procedures for conducting a CSE meeting and developing a defensible, bulletproof IEP. This seminar aims to provide a comprehensive, one-day approach to the impact of IDEA on New York Special Education Law, for those working within the education system. Administrators, board members, regular and special educators, related service providers, counselors, psychologists, and social workers will find this seminar invaluable and are encouraged to attend. The seminar is sponsored by PESI. The seminar will also cover discipline for students with disabilities, including a discussion about the standards to be applied in manifestation determinations and when and why FBAs should be conducted and BIPs developed and reviewed. The seminar will also cover initial referrals, evaluations, medical diagnoses, classification and more. For additional information visit www.PESI.com.


  • RECENT EVENTS
  • June 15, 2018

    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq., and Timothy M. Mahoney, Esq., presented “Applying Special Education Law to Everyday Issues” on June 15, 2018, the second day of a two-day event, for the National Business Institute. Mr. Feldman presented on preparing for and testifying at due process hearings. Mr. Mahoney presented on prior written notices, behavioral issues, and student discipline. The workshop was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Plainview, 333 South Service Road, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit www.nbi-sems.com.



  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present at Annual Law Conference

    June 1, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., presented at the New York State Association of School Attorneys 18th Annual School Attorney Law Conference, held on June 1-3, 2018. Ms. Jacobson presented on the topic of “Student Enrollment: Practical and Legal Challenges Involved in Verifying Resident Students.” The audience for this presentation were school attorneys from throughout the State of New York.



  • Christie Jacobson, Esq., to Present on Free Speech Rights

    March 27, 2018

    Christie Jacobson, Esq., recently presented “The Contours of Student Free Speech Rights” on March 27, 2018 at the New York State School Boards Association’s 2018 Policy Workshop. The workshop was held at the Holiday Inn Plainview, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, NY 11803. For further information please visit www.nyssba.org.



  • Legal 1

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    • Special Education Presentation
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq.



  • LIASEA Conference

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    The Impact on IEP Development of the Supreme Court Decision in Endrew F. and the Second Circuit Decision in T.K.
    Jacob S. Feldman, Esq. For more information visit www.liasea.org.



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