Do to others as you would have them do to you.
— Luke 6:31
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With more than 35 years of experience guiding, directing, and enhancing the quality of special education services for students in both Philadelphia and New Jersey, Dr. Mary Montgomery has dedicated her entire career to serving children with disabilities and acting as a special education advocate. Dr. Montgomery has experience in all aspects of special education, including working as a special education teacher, as well as an administrator responsible for the provision of special education services. She was the impetus behind many innovative programs for students within various school districts.  Dr. Montgomery was awarded with the Montgomery Country ARC, “Educator of the Year Award,” for her efforts to improve the lives of children with disabilities.

Dr. Montgomery has an extensive working knowledge of school operations, school law, IDEA, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Special Education Codes, and all aspects of the evaluation/reevaluation/ IEP process.  Dr. Montgomery is truly an advocate for students and works tirelessly to ensure that their rights are protected.

Dr. Montgomery earned a Doctorate in Special Education from Arcadia University, a Master of Education from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science from West Chester University. The mother of three boys, and wife of an educator, Dr. Montgomery always taught her family that respect and kindness toward others is paramount in life.

Awards and Recognition:

Rated by Super Lawyers – Schools and Education – 2014
AVVO – Top Attorney – Education – 2014
AVVO – Client’s Choice Award – Education – 2013


Pennsylvania State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Cicruit


Widener University School of Law Alumni Association
Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)


Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

Jenkins Law Library | Special Education Advocacy | Philadelphia, PA | 2/25/15

Recent Speaking Engagements:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Webinar Series: The Special Education Evaluation Process 11/23/14

NBI – School Safety Law | admission: $359 | Philadelphia , PA | 12/8/14

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation; Symposium on Childhood Cancer
When: Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Where: 99 South 17th St., The Westin Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Special Education Law – Advocating for Your Child | admission: complimentary | 2/26/14

Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges | admission: complimentary | 11/16/13

NBI- Special Education Laws Made Simple | admission $359.00/ticket | 12/6/13

Special Education Advocacy (PA & NJ CLE Course) | Jenkins Law Library | admission $39.00 |

Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges | admission: complimentary | 11/17/12

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