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Jillian L. Griswold

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Biography

Jillian joined the Feinstein Education Law Group in 2015. Before joining the firm she represented low income children and their families in education law matters at Connecticut Legal Services for eight years. Jillian has helped parents and students in over 38 towns throughout Connecticut. Her experience includes representation in special education matters (including PPT/IEP meetings, mediations, due process hearings, and federal appeals) as well as representation at school expulsion hearings and school accommodation/residency hearings.

Jillian is regularly invited to speak to parent groups, state agencies and other attorneys/advocates about education law, as well as provide trainings. She has also testified in front of Connecticut legislators on issues that impact children with disabilities in school. Jillian received a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and is admitted to the Connecticut State Bar, the Federal District of Connecticut and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Jillian lives in the woods of Willington, Connecticut with her husband, two children, and her dog Captain. Sadly, she lost her old pug Finnegan in February.

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2007
  • State University of New York - New Paltz, New Paltz, New York
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Connecticut Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 2007 to 2015

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • COPAA (Counsel of Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates)

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate

Practice Areas

  • Special Education Law
  • Disability Law
  • Education Law
  • Civil Rights Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut