JACK D. ROBINSON

Mr. Robinson is a shareholder at the law firm of Spies, Powers & Robinson, P.C. and chairs the special education law group.  Mr. Robinson has specialized in the area of special education law and educational discrimination for two decades, and is a frequent lecturer throughout Colorado on the application and construction of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Robinson has represented parents of children with disabilities in numerous civil lawsuits involving unlawful restraint and seclusion, IDEA due process proceedings, appeals, civil actions, mediations, and State Complaints.

Mr. Robinson founded the Colorado Council of Special Education Lawyers, a group of lawyers and advocates who are dedicated to the representation of parents and their children with disabilities.  He is  a former member of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee, a former Board Member of the Arc of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and an Honorary Board Member of the Autism Society of Colorado.

Mr. Robinson has taken an aggressive role in protecting the legal interests of children who have experienced unwarranted restraint and seclusion in school, and has vast experience in holding school districts liable for the injuries they have caused children through such unlawful conduct.  Mr. Robinson also pursues cases regarding school district liability for the bullying of students with disabilities.

Mr. Robinson’s legal services include special education consultations, legal representation at mediations, due process hearings under the IDEA, state complaints through the Colorado Department of Education, discrimination complaints through the Office for Civil Rights, manifestation determination reviews, disciplinary hearings, and civil lawsuits for damages.  For all issues related to the special education rights of children, Mr. Robinson provides his clients sage legal advice and effective advocacy.   Review a representative sample of Mr. Robinson’s special education law cases.