Tricia Palguta graduated with honors from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1993. She worked as a Public Defender after graduation, where she gained invaluable courtroom and litigation experience.
Tricia's daughter, born with Down syndrome and Autism, was the catalyst for her change in careers. She experienced firsthand the frustrations of dealing with her school district and the denial of services her daughter required. She understands the process from a parent's perspective, knows that it can be emotional, and is there to support and guide you to the best outcome for your child. Tricia is dedicated to ensuring that children receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Tricia puts your child first. She worked as a Special Education Advocate in San Diego and Orange Counties for 10 years prior to taking the California Bar Examination. She will utilize her knowledge and experience gained from working with these districts to try to settle the case in your favor prior to going to a Due Process Hearing. However, if the case does not settle Tricia will call upon her extensive courtroom experience and fight for your child's interests at a Due Process Hearing.