Jessica Weinberg is an attorney and mediator with over 25 years of experience. Jessica resides in Union County, New Jersey with her husband, son and daughter. She and her family love to travel and be outdoors, and she particularly enjoys playing pickle ball in her free time. Her passion for helping children with disabilities started at a young age when she learned sign language to help a friend who was socially isolated as a result of her deafness. Jessica’s career in special education advocacy began after she helped a family member navigate the special education process.
As a result of that experience, she began volunteering at The Association for Children (now known as Advocates for Children of New Jersey) a non-profit organization where Jessica further fostered her interest in pursuing the rights of children in special education matters.
To enhance her understanding of special education law, Jessica spent the following 4 years working at a law firm, representing school districts. During that time, her focus on the child’s best interests played a key role in the successful resolution of the majority of her cases.
Thereafter, Jessica served as a special education mediator with the New Jersey Department of Education, focusing on special education disputes between parents and school districts. She successfully resolved over 1000 special education mediations during her 10 years as a mediator. Subsequently, she co-founded a company dedicated to improving student outcomes by providing legal training workshops to school districts throughout New Jersey.
She is also certified as a mediator for special education disputes in the US District Court of New Jersey, and the Early Intervention system. Jessica also serves as an IEP Facilitator in New Jersey, helping parents and school districts to communicate more effectively in order to develop a collaborative IEP. She has received extensive training regarding alternative dispute resolution techniques.