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Special Education Attorney,
William Allen

William Allen


Our Services:

1. Consultation: Legal Assessment & Guidance for Parents

2. Representation at an IEP meeting

3. Representation through negotiations in mediation

4. Representation in a due process hearing

5. Federal litigation

6. Representation in Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion, Truancy, and Manifestation Hearings




Phone: (865) 482-4466

Mail: 136 S. Illinois Ave. Suite 104. Oak Ridge, TN 37830


The information contained in this website is provided for general informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.






The Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)

The Purpose of the IDEA is:

(A) to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living;

(B) to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and parents of such children are protected; and

(C) to assist States, localities, educational service agencies, and Federal agencies to provide for the education of all children with disabilities;

20 USC Sec. 1400(d)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
The purposes of this chapter are:

(1) to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion and integration into society, through—

(A) statewide workforce investment systems implemented in accordance with title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 [29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.] that include, as integral components, comprehensive and coordinated state-of-the-art programs of vocational rehabilitation;

(B) independent living centers and services;

(C) research;

(D) training;

(E) demonstration projects; and

(F) the guarantee of equal opportunity; and

(2) to ensure that the Federal Government plays a leadership role in promoting the employment of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with significant disabilities, and in assisting States and providers of services in fulfilling the aspirations of such individuals with disabilities for meaningful and gainful employment and independent living.

29 USC Sec. 701(b)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The purpose of the ADA is:

(1) to provide a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities;

(2) to provide clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards addressing discrimination against individuals with disabilities;

(3) to ensure that the Federal Government plays a central role in enforcing the standards established in this chapter on behalf of individuals with disabilities; and

(4) to invoke the sweep of congressional authority, including the power to enforce the fourteenth amendment and to regulate commerce, in order to address the major areas of discrimination faced day-to-day by people with disabilities.

42 USC Sec. 12101(b)

The State of Tennessee Department of Special Education forms:

Available at their website and also below for direct links to each form.

1. Administrative Complaint Form

2. Administrative Complaint Form (En Espanol)

3. Mediation Request Form

4. Mediation Request Form (En Espanol)

5. Due Process Hearing Request

6. Due Process Hearing Request (En Espanol)


Links to Brochures

1. Protections for Undocumented Children Fact Sheet

2. Protecciones Para Ninos Indocumentados

3. Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education (Hosted by

4. Information Sheet on the New Tennessee Law on Restraint and Isolation in Public Schools


Additional Special Education Laws and Regulations:

Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations part 300- Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities

Special Education Advocacy Links:

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)


STEP: Support and Training for Exceptional Parents

Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and The Cumberlands- Oak Ridge Office

State of Tennessee Department of Special Education

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

disABILITY Resource Center

Knoxville Center for the Deaf




Call Us: (865) 482-4466

Mostoller, Stulberg, Whitfield, & Allen
136 South Illinois Avenue, Suite 104 Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Mostoller, Stulberg, Whitfield, and Allen serves clients in Tennessee cities such as Knoxville, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Kingston, La Follette, Maryville, Midtown, Wartburg, Harriman, Rockwood, Ten Mile, and others throughout Knox County, Anderson County, Roane County, Morgan County, Blount County. Regional Nicknames: East Tennessee, Knoxville Metro.