Christina Hoffman

Christina Hoffman

After handling high stakes commercial and product liability cases, Christina’s move to education and disability law blended her extensive litigation experience with her passion for service to children.

As a mother of three children who have attended private, public, and parochial schools, Christina has had personal experience advocating for her own child’s need for accommodations following his brain trauma, navigating Individualized Educational Programs and 504 Plans.

Christina has been devoted to service and support to Southern California’s children through multiple organizations. This includes twenty years as a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel for the R.M. Pyles Boys Camp. The Camp is a non-profit organization that provides a summer wilderness and wrap-around program for at-risk boys from Southern California. She was the co-founder of the Ambassadors of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), which she helped launch in its inaugural year in 2011 and which currently raises $24 million annually. Additionally, Christina has served in multiple leadership positions at CHLA and affiliate groups including the Peterson Rehabilitation Department Campaign, Las Madrinas, and the Spiritual Guild of CHLA. Her proven litigation experience, coupled with her personal experience as a parent, renders her a strong advocate for children and their families facing challenges in the education system.

Prior to joining Miller Advocacy Group, Christina practiced at the law firms of Girardi & Keese, Arter & Hadden, and Musick, Peeler & Garrett. Christina graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received her law degree from Pepperdine University of Law.

Christina’s contact information:
choffman@milleradvocacy.com
(949) 706-9734…

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Linda Siegel

Advocating for her two sons from a young age, Linda has experience with Sensory Integration Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, and Speech Deficiencies. Linda has worked closely with the Regional Center of Orange County, Clinical Psychologists, Pediatric Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Clinical Neuropsychologists, Adolescent Psychiatrists and private school psychologists and counselors.

Linda has completed advanced level Special Education Advocacy Training (SEAT) through the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), and she will receive her Certificate in Independent Educational Counseling from UC Irvine in the fall.

Linda is married with 2 teenage sons. She enjoys bike riding with her family, watching her sons’ sporting events, yoga, volunteering for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County and supporting animal rescue organizations.

Linda’s Contact Info:
linda@milleradvocacy.com
(949) 706-9734…

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Christina Harvell Brown

Ms. Brown’s passion for educational advocacy comes from her own personal experience as a parent to children with special needs. She has spent many years advocating on behalf of her son, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD, and has also worked for services to accommodate the needs of her youngest son, who has a life-threatening kidney disorder.

Before the birth of her sons, Ms. Brown spent many years representing clients in litigation and Intellectual Property law matters at the law firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Mitchell, in Los Angeles. She has represented clients in mediation and has appeared before California state courts and the United States District Court, where she is admitted to practice.

Ms. Brown is a graduate of Harvard Law School, receiving her Juris Doctor in 1999. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1996, where she graduated summa cum laude and was named Outstanding Senior Woman in her class.

Christina’s Contact Info:
christina@milleradvocacy.com
(949) 706-9734…

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Marci Lerner Miller

 

Marci Lerner Miller is the founder of the education and disability rights law firm Miller Advocacy Group PC. The firm’s work includes public interest and high impact litigation that will advance the rights of students with disabilities in education, employment and standardized testing.  Marci also represents clients in cases involving data privacy, special education, and all areas of student advocacy. Prior to working in education law, Marci practiced litigation and employment law at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Marci earned her B.A. in Government from Claremont McKenna College in 1989 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1992, where she was an articles editor for the NYU Law Review. She received her Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction from UCLA in 2015.

Marci is a Member of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College and an Advisory Board Member at the Berger Research Institute at Claremont McKenna College, a leading source of behavioral science research and programming on contemporary social issues. Marci is hearing impaired and is a member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association (DHHBA). She is also a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) with a Learning Disabilities (LD) Designation, a Member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA), and a Professional Member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

Recent Presentations and Webinars:

Claremont McKenna College’s Annual Women and Leadership Workshop:
“The Future of Work”
Let’s Talk LD College Planning and Transition Conference:
“Mental Health and the Law in College”
“Legal Issues at The Intersection of College Planning and Transition”
“The California Education Code, Standardized Testing and Privacy”
LTLDCollegeCon:
“College Students, Privacy, and the Law on Mental Health: What Changes Will I See in College?”
“Current Legal Issues Affecting Neuro-diverse Students”
United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County:
“The Basic Steps from Middle School to College Admissions for Students with Disabilities and Learning Differences”
“Paying for College: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Students with Disabilities”
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Webinar Series:
“College Planning for Students with Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Get Your Documents in Order”
Cal State University Long Beach (Camp Nugget):
“School Advocacy for Parents of Students with Disabilities and Learning Differences”
“College Placement for Students with Disabilities, Learning Differences and Mental Health Concerns”
Sage Hill School:
“The Rising Mental Health Crisis: …

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