Experienced in all phases of 504 and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) proceedings from initiating a referral for special education services to attendance at Planning and Placement Team meetings, Individualized Education Program meetings, Mediation, Resolution Sessions, Due Process Hearings, State and Federal Complaints. Student’s legal advocate in school disciplinary, expulsion and dismissal hearings.
Ms. Keller has dedicated a significant portion of her law practice to assisting parents and guardians of Connecticut's underserved and most vulnerable children. Sliding scale fees are offered to those families found eligible using the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines. Ms. Keller also has served as a pro bono attorney for the Center for Children's Advocacy (www.kidscounsel.org) representing children in Lower Fairfield County.
Prior to establishing her education law practice, Ms. Keller was a commercial litigator at Robinson & Cole, LLP where she gained extensive mediation, arbitration and trial experience in both state and federal courts.
Ms. Keller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Clemson University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut of School of Law.