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Ms. Chamberlain is an associate at Leal and Trejo in the firm’s Education Practice Group. Ms. Chamberlain has 11 years’ experience in handling special education issues. Ms. Chamberlain has experience handling attorney fees and special education disputes in federal court, Prior to joining Leal and Trejo, Ms. Chamberlain was a staff attorney at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, where she represented the County Office in matters involving districts of residence disputes, participated in administrative hearing, counselled internal special education and compliance departments. Ms. Chamberlain also worked at Disability Rights California, where she specialized in representing students with disabilities. Ms. Chamberlain participated in IEP representation, mediations, Due Process hearings and systemic litigation in this role. Prior to that, Ms. Chamberlain worked at a private law firm representing student with disabilities. Ms. Chamberlain has spoken at national and local conferences as well as law schools in the area of special education law and systemic litigation.
Ms. Chamberlain obtained her undergraduate degree as a double major in English and Political Science from San Diego State University. During her tenure at San Diego State, Ms. Chamberlain taught creative writing part time at an elementary school. This prompted her desire to pursue child advocacy special education law. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law and participated in the Pepperdine Special Education Advocacy Clinic for a full year during law school. Ms. Chamberlain received the highest grade in her Special Education law course at Pepperdine.
She is a current member of the American Bar Association and Women’s Law Association of Los Angeles.
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law (2007)
B.A., San Diego State University (2004)