“Every child’s education plan is unique. I love working with our team to find creative and highly individualized solutions to enable each child to succeed.”
Jackie is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law and the College of New Jersey and has been with Mayerson & Associates since 2012, litigating matters at the administrative and federal levels. Jackie is a seasoned litigator and has always passionately advocated for the rights of children and their families. Earlier in her career, Jackie worked as a community advocate for a New Jersey domestic violence non-profit agency. After graduating from law school, Jackie became an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, prosecuting cases in its Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureaus. After leaving the DA’s Office, Jackie litigated for the New York City Department of Education Special Education Unit, where she was inspired to work on behalf of the families of children of special needs. Jackie was handpicked to join the litigation team at Mayerson & Associates due to her excellent litigation and advocacy skills, as well as her broad experience, which gives her unique insights into the firm’s matters. Jackie has successfully litigated a number of “inclusion” cases, both in New York and in New Jersey. These cases include Jackie’s work in Starego v. NJSIAA, where Anthony Starego, a 19-year-old student with autism, was awarded an unprecedented fifth season of competitive play as a starting placekicker on his school’s varsity football team. Jackie also was a core member of the trial team in Doe v. Darien, et al., a matter involving the sexual abuse of a student by that student’s paraprofessional.
Jackie is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District Court of New Jersey.
Jackie presents workshops on special education topics around the country. She been interviewed by the media regarding sexual assault cases and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA). Jackie has previously served as a member of a local Board of Education in NJ and lives in NJ with her husband (a public school teacher) and their two children. She enjoys frequent visits to her beloved Jersey Shore with her family.