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 started Miller Advocacy Group to make the advocacy process more accessible and affordable. All of the attorneys and advocates at Miller Advocacy Group are parents of children with disabilities, and we use our personal experience, as well as our years of combined professional experience, to serve students and families who need assistance navigating the complicated web of education and disabilities law.

Marci graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College and attended New York University School of Law, where she was an articles editor for the NYU Law Review. Prior to working in special education, Marci practiced litigation and employment law at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Marci received her Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction from UCLA, with a practicum in counseling students with learning disabilities.

Marci serves as a Board Member for United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC). The mission of UCP-OC is to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families.

Marci is on the Advisory Board of Let’s Talk LD, a resource for those with learning, social communication, and attentional differences, and the caregivers and advocates who support them. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, a leading source of quantitative, interdisciplinary research on the intersection between business practices and family life.

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.

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

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