Kimberly Greenspan founded Education Advocates of Northern Virginia in 2016. Kimberly is an attorney and mother of two daughters who saw a vibrant, bustling community where children and families were struggling because they needed special education advocacy.
After graduating from Cornell University and The George Washington University Law School, Kimberly served as an attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for several years, as well as in private practice. Her passion and focus were on cases of employment discrimination, particularly on disability claims.
Establishing Education Advocates of Northern Virginia allowed Kimberly to pivot from practicing as an attorney, to serving as an educational advocate, where she now has personal contact with the families and schools that shape her Northern Virginia community. As an educational advocate with a legal background, Kimberly is in a unique position to understand the laws protecting children and families, and to advise her clients on how to best navigate through the maze of special education in our schools. Kimberly will attend any school meetings where her attendance is in the best interests of her clients. Her goal is to achieve a free appropriate public education for your child while maintaining a positive relationship with your child's school. Nevertheless, should the situation arise where you need an actively practicing attorney, Kimberly has the judgment and the contacts to refer you to the appropriate outside counsel.
The George Washington University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Government, With Distinction in All Subjects, 1996
Memberships & Affiliations
• District of Columbia Bar (Admitted 2000)
• Maryland Bar (Admitted 1999)
We will advocate for your child vigorously in order to secure the free appropriate public education that your child's public school system is required to provide, but we will also work with your child's school to get everyone on the same page - your page. Professionalism, courtesy and knowledge go a long way in ensuring a partnership with your child's school. We want everyone focused on the same goal - looking out for your child's best interest and education.