Maria C. McGinley, Esq.

Maria C. McGinley, Esq.

Mayerson & Associates
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Lecturer Bio

Maria is an associate at Mayerson & Associates, New York City.  She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Politics, Fordham University with a M.S. in Teaching and New York Law School.  She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for New Jersey and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Maria litigates IDEA cases at the administrative and federal levels.  Maria educates other attorneys in the field of special education law and regularly lectures and publishes on special education topics.

You can read Maria’s recent published articles on “How to Combine Cooperation and Advocacy at Your IEP Meeting” (Spring 2011) and “Working with Your School District to Best Meet the Needs of Your Child” (Spring 2012) in the nationally syndicated Autism Spectrum News, found at

Prior to working at Mayerson & Associates, Maria accepted a fellowship with the New York City Teaching Fellows and is dually certified in New York State as a special education teacher and a general education teacher.  During her tenure with the New York City Department of Education, Maria was a special education classroom teacher assigned to a 6:1:1 class of students diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  Maria is knowledgeable in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), PECS, TEACCH and educational assessments for students with autism.  Maria has also provided in-home and community-based Early Intervention services to children and families in New York and New Jersey.

Practice Area

Education Law

Courses by Maria C. McGinley, Esq.


An Intro to Special Education Law

Special education law is the new kid on the block in legal cases. Though a relatively recent practice, these lawyers serve as representatives for children with disabilities that are not having their needs…

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Bullying and the Law

The nation has been shocked by the tragic spike in bullying cases.  The outcry from the public has caused state and local lawmakers to take action to prevent and protect the children victims of these…

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