Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler is recognized as one of the leading special education law firms in New Jersey, having helped thousands of children with special needs receive access to the educational opportunities they might otherwise not have had. Our efforts on behalf of our clients have helped to set legal precedent in the New Jersey and Federal Courts.
Our success rests in part on the broad perspective we take in addressing the legal needs of our clients. We are equally prepared to advocate in a school district IEP meeting as we are to litigate in the courtroom. We explore and maximize all opportunities to help parents achieve their goals for their children.
The firm’s success is also a function of the legal acumen of our attorneys, each of whom has a wealth of experience, not just in the law, but also in special education itself. The majority of our attorneys are professionally credentialed in another discipline, and all have experience handling cases of children with special needs. Hence, from a legal, special education and personal perspective – we’ve been there, we understand.
Helping People Since 1975
Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler was founded over 40 years ago when Theodore A. Sussan, Esq. first established his general practice in 1975. Due to personal circumstances involving his own autistic son, he developed an in-depth knowledge of the special education rights of students aged three to twenty-one, an experience that led to successful outcomes in precedent-setting cases and new state law. This, in turn, led to his focus on special education law.
A 1966 graduate of Rutgers University, Mr. Sussan earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1969. An avid lecturer and publisher, he is admitted to the bar in both New York and New Jersey, and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.