Maggie Roberts has been practicing disability law in California for twenty-five years. She has a private law practice in Oakland, CA specializing in representing children with disabilities in special education cases. Her work email address is

Prior to establishing her own special education law practice, Maggie worked for Disability Rights California for fourteen years, first as a Staff Attorney, then as an Associate Managing Attorney.  She provided legal representation to children and young adults with disabilities on a variety of issues, including special education rights, civil rights, and access to community based services. She performed policy work and gave multiple training presentations across California to protect the rights of children with disabilities. She also represented children and young adults in administrative and court cases, including impact litigation. Before joining Disability Rights California, Maggie had her own law practice in San Francisco specializing in representing individuals with disabilities in benefits claims and appeals.

Maggie graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1990. She completed a summer clerkship with the Honorable Dolores Sloviter of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a year-long clerkship with the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to attending law school, Maggie worked as a counselor supporting youth and families.

This is Maggie’s fourth year co-facilitating a full day Special Education Law training program through PLI.

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