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Adams ESQ - Oakland

Special Needs Attorneys
  • Location Address: 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600 | Oakland, CA 94612
  • reviews Rating: 4.30 (6 reviews)
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Jean Murrell Adams opened the law firm of Adams ESQ in October of 2002. Ms. Adams’ experiences in advocating for a child with exceptional needs compelled her to establish a special education law practice. The attorneys and staff of Adams ESQ are committed to improving the lives of children with disabilities by advocating for free and appropriate education

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  • Education badge JD at University of Southern California Law Center


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1300 Clay Street, Suite 600, CA, 94612

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Thanks to lawyer Sandra Robinson Alba Ojeda for the wonderful teamwork. For a better future for my dear daughter she is in grade 8 today and to see the progress in my daughter in a positive way we are grateful highly recommended.

Lucero Hernandez
26 March 2024
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I would like to post a 5 star plus rating for this resourceful legal advocate for my daughter and I. My daughter is currently in an out of state NPS residential treatment through her IEP with our So Cal school district. I came to know my ADAMs firm attorney Terri through a happenstance referral at a time of real crisis that my daughter was never going to get the level of care she desperately needed. As a single working parent I didnt have the resources at my disposal to hire an attorney to represent us and the miracle of ADAMS taking my case following a thorough intake and collecting fees after placement through the district allowed me to have legal support up front. NPS placement through any school district is very difficult to get even when absolutely necessary as its very expensive. This firms support and skilled advocacy saved my daughters life and by extension mine. Being a parent of an adopted child can bring additional challenges emotionally and physically that I never could have imagined. My daughters treatment is going really well and shes making really good progress. Had she not been taken to treatment when she did wed have trouble with the law or far worse. They were with me every step of the process with a very professional and compassionate approach. I recommend them highly and without reservation.

Helen Ojeda
26 May 2020
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Thank you for all you do in Las Vegas. We appreciate you advocating on behalf of the special needs community.

Jennifer Strobel
26 May 2020
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I was having trouble getting our school district to place my son in an appropriate special education program. Even with an IEP they were telling me that there was only one class available take it or leave it. The class that they were offering was completely inappropriate for my son. It did not fit his needs at all.I had just 1 call with Ms Adams and everything changed. She gave me amazing advice and my next conversation with the school district was completely different. All of a sudden they had a great program available. A class with just 6 kids and 2 teachers that completely matched his IEP.I guess you just have to have the right person in your corner in order to get results.Thank you so much Ms Adams

Ada Warfel
26 May 2018
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I worked with Adams Esq on a personal incident and I have to say they are pretty amazing. They always answer questions quickly and are very informative. I truly feel as if they are there for the right of special education and help their clients like they are all a family. I highly recommend the firm.

Heidi Rice
26 May 2018
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DO NOT make the mistake I made and allow this team to even begin looking at your case. They will not represent you or your child and will represent themselves.Jean Adams with Gail Hodes failed to inform us of important deadlines for tort claims while not addressing grievous civil liberty violations on a 7 year old. The settlement they did arrange was poorly created with horrible oversight and in fact Gail Hodes wasnt even capable of doing the leg-work she had me do it She is a joke and so are their services. They will DO NOTHING but serve themselves and ignore your real concerns and insist on speaking on the phone vs ever making declarations in writing. This is the first thing that set off my red flags that they were less than ethical.This is not the team you want creating ANY settlement for your children. They should be brought to task to defend malpractice in truth.

hayet clark
26 May 2017

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