I am a Special Education Attorney, practicing primarily in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (including the Peninsula, South Bay, Santa Cruz County, and Monterey County). I have been practicing law for over 17 years and have substantial experience representing children with disabilities of all types in Special Education matters. I have lived with a child with Autism and I have experienced, first-hand, both the unique challenges and the unique joys that children with special needs offer.
Jennifer K. Whipple is an Attorney with over 20 years of civil litigation experience. Prior to founding Whipple Law Group, Ms. Whipple served as In-house Litigation Counsel and Assistant General Counsel to the world's largest fresh-packed tomato processor and prior to that, she was a Partner at an AV-rated firm.
Ms. Whipple’s current practice focuses exclusively on Special Education law.
SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
Ms. Whipple represents children with special needs and their parents, throughout California, to help them obtain a free and appropriate education and related services (such as tutoring, speech therapy, occupational therapy, assistive devices, transportation, etc.) to meet their child's unique needs. Ms. Whipple advises parents regarding their child’s educational rights and advocates for and defends the legal rights of children with special needs at Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) meetings, mediations, Due Process Proceedings and in federal court.
Ms. Whipple is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (“COPAA”), a nonprofit network of attorneys, advocates, parents and related professionals dedicated to protecting and enforcing legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and of the California Association for Parent-Child Advocacy (“CAPCA”), a collaborative organization that monitors, analyzes, and responds to legislative and policy initiatives affecting the education of students with disabilities.
Ms. Whipple has served as a Guest Lecturer regarding employment law at U.C. Santa Cruz and is a Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.