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Jane Elizabeth Windsor

Jane Elizabeth Windsor

Location:
Sarasota, Florida
Phone:
941-487-7527 (Primary)
800-449-1051
Fax:
941-296-7429
Email:

Attorney Jane Windsor brings unique insight to education law. As a Hillsborough County classroom teacher, she administered and coordinated IEPs (Individual Education Plans) as well as participated in U.S. Department of Education Section 504 Plans as defined under federal law and Florida law. She also learned about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to best advocate for her students.

Attorney Windsor understands these issues as well on a personal level as the mother of a child with ADD/ADHD.

Today, as an attorney, Jane Windsor uses her knowledge as well as these experiences to partner with parents. After adequate and proper testing and diagnoses, she will ensure that her clients' children receive all their legally allowable accommodations in school. To learn more about Jane's background, please click on the link below.

Attorney Windsor is an active member of COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) to stay abreast of state and federal laws governing special education rights. Her passion is determining and enforcing accommodation rights and remedies for students with special learning needs and learning disabilities. She is also a member of the FL Bar Family Law Division, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Division, and Young Lawyer’s Division. 

Ms. Windsor is a Florida native, a graduate of Sarasota High School, and of Florida State University.  Later after raising her daughter and success as a classroom teacher Ms. Windsor attended law school in Michigan where she obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  She was on the Dean’s List and earned three Certificate of Merits in Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Florida Comparative Procedure.

OBJECTIVE:

Serve the legal needs of West Coast Florida Community.Provide a full range of legal services tailored to serving and protecting the rights of the under-represented children, students,and elderly.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Education Law - Special Education Law
  • 20% Family Law - Esp. Uncontested Divorces
  • 10% Estate Planning
  • Education Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Professional Educator's Five Year Certificate, Elementary Education K-6, Art K-12 , 2004 - 2009
  • Art History Curriculum for Art Teacher Certification, 2001
  • Graduate level Elementary Education Certification, ABECA Curriculum Private School, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's List and Certificate of Merit Recipient [3]
    • Honors: Certificate of Merits in Constitutional Law II, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Florida Comparative Procedure
    • Honors: SBA Faculty Committee Member, Teaching, Learning, and Assessing Committee
    • Honors: St. Thomas More Society
    • Honors: Focused study in Family Law, Child Abuse and Neglect, Elder Law and Family Violence Practice
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Fashion Design

Honors and Awards

  • 12th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award for 100 Plus Hours of Donated Time, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rotary International - Southside Sarasota Chapter, 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers [FAWL], 2013 - Present
  • Business Networking Intl. [BNI], 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Senior Home Companions, Caregiver - Marketing, 2010 - 2013
  • Associates and B.L. Scheiner, Sr. Trial Support Coordinator, 2010 - 2011
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School - Sixty Plus Elder Law Clinic, Student Intern, 2009
  • Hillsborough County Thirteenth Judicial Court , Guardian ad Litem, 2000 - 2003
  • YMCA , Aerobics Instructor, 2006 - 2010
  • Optiminds, Inc., Instructional Tutor, 2009 - 2010
  • Sessums & Collins Elementary Schools , Second Grade Teacher , 2003 - 2005
  • Bayshore Christian School , Lead Third Grade Teacher, 2000 - 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of Manasota, 2011 - Present
  • Rotary International Member ? Southside Sarasota Chapter
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) ? Sarasota Chapter
  • Business Networking International (BNI) ? Lakewood Ranch Chapter
  • Successful Women Aligning Together (SWAT) Manasota Chapter
  • Former Guardian ad Litem - Hillsborough County Thirteenth Judicial Court

Languages

  • English

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