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Amster Law Firm

Special Needs Attorneys, Special Ed Advocates
  • Location Address: 1976 S. La Cienega Blvd. #C-353 | Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • reviews Rating: 4.80 (19 reviews)
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About Amster Law Firm

Amster Law Firm represents individuals with special needs in special education, Regional Center and In-Home Supportive Services matters. We pride ourselves on a strong commitment to providing knowledge and education to families and individuals, allowing them to become their own advocates as well.


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  • person icon Melissa Amster, Founder

Founding Story

Melissa (Meira) Amster has dedicated her law career to special education and disability law. She seeks to help parents attain maximum potential through advocacy. Her passion in this area of law comes from personal experience. In October 2011, her daughter was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect which required open heart surgery. At first, she found th
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  • Education badge Ba Political Science at University of California, Riverside


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1976 S. La Cienega Blvd. #C-353, CA, 90034

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My experience with Melissa at Amster Law Firm was deeply disappointing. I sought help in finding a suitable placement for my special education child but the process took nearly a year with minimal communication and delayed responses to my emails. Despite the urgency and the specific needs I mentioned the support I received was inadequate. Its disheartening that someone with personal insight into the challenges faced by families dealing with disabilities would lack the communication initiative and commitment to assist effectively. This experience left me feeling unsupported and frustrated during an already challenging time.

Klaudia Ureta
26 May 2024
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Mrs. Amster helped us get my son the services that he needs paid for in his private school. She was quick to respond she explained the process clearly she was accurate on the timeline and she was always available to answer my numerous questions. We are very happy with the outcome of our settlement and it would not have happened without Mrs. Amsters support and professional services.

Sharon Partush
16 June 2022
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I am very pleased with the kind professional service provided by Melissa Amster. She quickly took my unprecedented scenario looked through all the difficult details and within minutes offered various solution options. I am very grateful for her willingness to promptly relieve my concerns and also for the effective real-time collaboration Thank you very much Melissa You greatly helped me through my challenges

Amgad Salama
16 June 2021
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Ms. Amster has been an invaluable part of my daughters team for a number of years. She has helped us more than once navigate IEP and due process. I have received more services for my daughter than I knew were possible. Her understanding of the regional center system and IHSS has also helped us receive a maximum amount of services and support. She has vast knowledge in all of these areas and is also understanding of the demands of parents that have children with special needs. I will continue to use her as part of my daughters team in all areas and highly recommend her to other parents that are struggling with the school district regional center or IHSS.

ronit cohen
16 June 2021
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Amster Law Firm and James Diskint were professional knowledgeable and responsive in representing us with an appeal to IHSS. With their guidance they helped us to achieve a favorable outcome within a few months of retaining their services. James made himself available to answer any questions promptly. Thank you for a job well done Our family highly recommends their services.

Ada Rose
16 June 2021
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We highly recommend Melissa we have retained her services twice for disputes with LAUSD. Being a parent of a child with special needs along with her expertise as an attorney provides her with a heightened level of understanding of the IEPDue Process situation. Not only is she dedicated to her profession she truly cares about her clients and does everything in her power to ensure your child receives FAPE.

Rich Klinger
16 June 2021
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As a special needs mom there is always a fight for services and when it comes to dealing with multiple systems Melissa was the only one I found that could help me with a long complicated Regional Center case. She helped me get organized obtain the right evidence and how to best present it to the judge. I had been dragging the issue for over four years and I know for a fact that if I hadnt consulted with Melissa it would still not be resolved. Im very thankful she was able to help me navigate the maze and most of all get the results we needed

Michelle Morales
16 June 2020
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I had a great experience with Mrs. Amster. Mrs. Amster came with me to the IEP and was able to negotiate a great deal with the school. Later Mrs. Amster came with me to the mediation at the LAUSD court again she helped me to get much needed services for my daughter. Im very grateful for Mrs. Amsters help in getting the special needs services for my daughter.

Maya Elyashkevich
16 June 2020
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I highly recommend Ms. Amsters law firm. Ms. Amster was able to obtain a great settlement from LAUSD including a host of educational services. Our child in private school will now have tutoring a shadow OT SLP and partial tuition for the school year. Additionally she is responsive easy to work and professional. Thank you Ms. Amster for your hard work

batyah brander
16 June 2020
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Melissa was exceptional in helping with some matters regarding our disabled daughter. Efficient effective on the ball. I do not have enough to say about how pleased we were with her service. We would recommend her for any need you have in which ethical and responsible handling is required.

Gina Michelle
16 June 2019

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