Tollner Law Offices (TLO)

TLO provides Special Education legal services for parents struggling to receive appropriate education for their children with disabilities. TLO’s goal is not only to advocate for families with children with special needs, but to educate the families so they can become better self-advocates for their children’s education. TLO attorneys bring an impressive array of experience to the practice.  

  • David H. Tollner, Esq. is the former Executive Director of Pacific Autism Center for Education in Sunnyvale and Rebekah Children's Services in Gilroy, as well as a civil litigator in San Jose for 13 years.  He opened TLO eight years ago to serve the children he had met as the director of these non-profits.
  • Sarah Fairchild has devoted her entire legal career to special education law and has vast knowledge of the intricacies of the IDEA and section 504 of the ADA.
  • Amanda O’Neal graduated from Whittier Law School, where she served as Solicitation Editor for the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy and worked as a Pro Bono advocate for the Whittier Law School Special Education Legal Clinic.
  • James B. Sibley has been a trial lawyer for over twenty-five years and the parent of an autistic son creating a potent advocate for special needs students and their families fighting for fair treatment. 

Together all three attorneys bring years of experience to help parents negotiate the complexities of the IDEA (federal special education law) and achieve success for their children with the schools and districts, the Office of Administrative Hearings and state and federal courts.  TLO also helps families litigate bullying issues they face at school, and creates limited conservatorships for families as their disabled children transition to adulthood.

Emails for each attorney: 

David H. Tollner -

Sarah J. Fairchild -

Amanda K. O’Neal -

Keywords: regional center


1550 The Alameda, Suite 211
95126 San Jose , CA
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