Since becoming an attorney, Sheila has been a tireless advocate. Sheila is an accomplished attorney and dedicated advocate with over a decade of experience. Drawing upon her experience as a caseworker; arbitrator; prosecutor; and school board counsel, Sheila founded the Samuels Law Firm where she uses her background and experiences to serve her clients. She is committed to providing her clients with competent and professional legal services and works closely with her clients to meet their legal needs. The firm concentrates on legal matters in the area of education law, elder law and estate planning, and real estate.
Upon graduating from law school, Sheila became an Assistant District Attorney. As a prosecutor, Sheila handled cases from arraignment to trial ranging from assaults; narcotic offenses; sex offenses; larcenies; and motor vehicle related offenses, including DWIs. After working as an Assistant District Attorney, Sheila transitioned to private practice. Sheila worked for a prominent New York City law firm from 2006 to 2010, as an associate representing educational institutions with respect to the educational rights and needs of students with disabilities pursuant to the IDEA, ADA, Section 504 and related statutes. She participated in the Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings and represented school districts at impartial hearings. As school board counsel, Sheila also handled student suspension hearings and employee misconduct hearings. In addition, Sheila represented not-for-profit organizations with respect to corporate governance and compliance.
In addition to being an attorney, Sheila frequently lectures and is a member of several organizations, including: the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. Sheila has also served on the Education and Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and as an arbitrator for the Association of the Arbitrators of the Civil Court of the City of New York.
The Law Office of Sheila Samuels practices in:
- The metro New York City area
- Westchester County including: White Plains, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon
- Orange County
- Northern and Central New Jersey
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