Special Education Advocacy Courtney Spencer

Courtney Spencer
Law Office of Courtney Spencer, LLC
100 Riverview Center, Suite 120
Middletown, CT, 06457
Phone: (860) 430-5380
Fax: (860) 430-5382
[email protected]

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Law Office of Courtney Spencer, LLC

Attorney Courtney Spencer

Attorney Spencer has represented children with a wide array of disabilities and has worked diligently to get her clients all the services that they are entitled to under the law. She has successfully tried due process cases and handled federal appeals, working with families from towns throughout Connecticut.

Courtney is considered a legal resource in her field and has given multiple presentations on special education law to a variety of parent groups and attorneys.

Courtney has worked in both private firms and for the State of Connecticut, always with a concentration in special education law.

She earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While there, she interned for Connecticut Legal Services, was the community outreach director for the Public Interest Law Group and interned at the Center for Children’s Advocacy. She was on the Moot Court Board, was a teaching assistant for the Moot Court program and was an associate editor for The Insurance Law Journal.

As part of her law school program, Courtney also studied at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she focused her studies on human rights law.

Courtney is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. In addition to being an attorney she is a wife and mother to one beautiful daughter.

University of Connecticut School of Law, 2000

University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, 1997 – magna cum laude

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Diane Planken

Diane brings many decades of managerial, administrative and customer service expertise to her job as office manager. Diane oversees the day to day operations of the firm, providing support to our legal team and supervision to the paralegal and administrative staff. She excels at customer service and has a true passion for supporting families of children with special needs.

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Luriena Palmares

Luriena Palmares, Paralegal, is a graduate of Branford Hall Career Institute and has worked at the Law Office of Courtney P. Spencer, LLC since October of 2014. Luriena prides herself on providing support to our clients as well as Attorney Spencer to ensure excellent representation. Her supportive and encouraging demeanor makes her invaluable to the families that seek our services. Her attention to detail and responsiveness make her an asset to the firm.

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— Marian Wright Edelman

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