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Sonia Mendez-Castro

The Law Offices of Regina Skyer and Associates

New York, NY, USA

As of 2002, Sonia Mendez-Castro has been with the Law Offices of Regina Skyer and Associates. With more than twenty years of experience in both the private and public sector, Ms. Castro has represented hundreds of individual parents and students to assist them in obtaining appropriate special education services.  Ms. Castro also supervises legal interns and assists in the training of new attorneys whom she continues to mentor throughout their careers. Ms. Castro is also a Spanish speaker, a skill she often utilizes to assist families who are limited English proficient, as well as agencies and professionals who work with native Spanish speakers.    

Prior to her tenure at the Law Offices of Regina Skyer, Ms. Castro spent 5 years at Advocates for Children of New York (AFC), first as a Staff Attorney/Project Manager and then as the Supervising Attorney.  She also spent two years at the Law Offices of Michele Kule-Korgood representing parents of children with disabilities.

Throughout her law school and college years, Ms. Castro worked with at-risk students and low income families in assisting them to obtain educational and medical services. These earlier experiences fueled her commitment to the field of special education law.  

Ms. Castro is admitted in the Second Department as well as the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


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