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Robert Briglio

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
Attorney/Impartial Hearing Officer
Islandia, NY, USA


Robert Briglio is an attorney with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services in Long Island, New York where he has practiced law since graduating CUNY law school in 1986.  Mr. Briglio's litigation practice focuses on law reform cases and other legal strategies which broadly impact on the protection of civil and human rights for persons with disabilities. Major cases have involved re-defining what constitutes a single family under New York State due process, establishing a higher shelter standard for public assistance recipients in Suffolk County to prevent homelessness, obtaining comprehensive emergency benefits for public assistance recipients upon discharge from the psychiatric hospital, improving accessibility in the Suffolk County bus transportation system, improving State and county Medicaid home care programs to prevent unnecessary institutionalization, among other areas.

Mr. Briglio is also an impartial hearing officer licensed by the New York State Department of Education (NYSDOE) to conduct special education hearings, and he conducts hearings for the State Office of Mental Health and Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Since becoming licensed with the NYSDOE, Mr. Briglio has conducted hundreds of impartial hearings throughout New York State including numerous hearings in New York City. He has presented at numerous trainings and presentations involving special education law and practice, including the impartial hearing process.

Mr. Briglio has taught undergraduate law courses at Queens College and Seton Hall University. He also has a masters degree in anthropology from the New School for Social Research and has published in that area.

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