Northbrook, Illinois


phone (847) 564-8662
fax (847) 564-8419

LAURA M. O’CONNOR is an educational advocate for the law firm of Whitted Takiff LLC. A graduate in communication from Northern Illinois University, Ms. O’Connor trained as a corporate litigation paralegal at the law firm of Foran & Schultz prior to joining the special education field exclusively in 2001.

Ms. O’Connor has extensive experience as an advocate representing families in a variety of special education matters and disciplinary issues, resulting in favorable outcomes including eligibility for special education services and Section 504 services, private day school and residential school placements. In addition, Ms. O’Connor has extensive special education litigation experience, assisting families and school districts as second chair at administrative due process hearings.

Ms. O’Connor is also available for in-service training regarding Illinois education and special education services.

The law firm of Whitted Takiff serves clients in Northbrook and throughout northern Illinois, in communities such as Chicago, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Waukegan, Woodstock, Belvidere, Geneva, Wheaton, Yorkville, Joliet, Skokie, Glenview, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, and Evanston. Whitted Takiff also has served clients from out of state, including Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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