Who We Are
During her career in education, Jane Windsor learned to coordinate programs for her special needs students. Through her passion for the children she taught, Ms. Windsor decided to become an attorney, specifically for the purpose of increasing her ability to support parents of special needs children. During law school, Ms. Windsor discovered that she also has a disability, ADHD and dyslexia. She had to learn how to use the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to advocate for her own education in order to get the accommodations she needed to pass her classes and complete her legal education. By serving as her own advocate, Ms. Windsor received the accommodations she needed, which took her from earning average grades to earning A’s and B’s, including earning the highest grades on three occasions in her class.
Ms. Windsor is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPPA), which allows her to stay abreast of state and federal laws governing special education rights. She is also a member of the Florida Bar Administrative Law Section, Sarasota Bar Association, Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court and Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
A Florida native, Ms. Windsor is a graduate of Sarasota High School and Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. After raising her daughter and enjoying a successful career as a classroom teacher, she attended law school in Michigan, obtaining her Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2009. Ms. Windsor was on the Dean’s List. She earned Certificate of Merit Awards in Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Florida Comparative Procedure. Ms. Windsor was admitted to practice in Florida in 2010.
Learn more about attorney Windsor’s professional background using the link below:
- Institute of Special Education Advocacy – William and Mary Law School August 2015-2016
- 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
Honors And Awards
- 12th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award for 100 Plus Hours of Donated Time, 2013
Professional Associations And Memberships
- Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL), 2013 to Present
- Florida’s Children First – Host Committee Member 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, 2011 to Present
- Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, 2015 to Present
Amy Lanman’s experience spans many years of diversity anchored around her family of five children and now 15 grandchildren. Always having a family-first vision, Amy’s professional experience includes:
- Assistant to medical director and director of care management in a hospital setting
- Director of high school programming in a private school
- Director of administration of a for-profit day care center
- YMCA camp director
- Soccer coach for more than 20 years
Amy’s love and admiration of many of her own children and grandchildren’s abilities to learn, go beyond limitations and see things differently, give her a great appreciation for diversity in learning.
Amy brings her passion for helping students with varying exceptionalities to Windsor Law LLC in a support capacity.
Jeanne H. Brittain, Florida Registered Paralegal
Jeanne comes from a family of educators. Her father was a guidance counselor with a doctorate degree, her late mother was a physical education teacher with a master’s degree and her brother was a special education teacher.
She and her family share the opinion that testing and assessment of each individual student is a valuable tool in enabling effective instruction and guidance. Prior to entering the legal realm, Jeanne taught at a trade school recognizing that not all students choose to go to college.
Jeanne’s extensive legal experience began in 1989 as a legal assistant and office administrator with Fint & Associates, Ltd., a general practice law firm in Bloomington, Illinois. After relocating to Florida in 2003, she continued her career as a legal assistant with Blalock Walters, P.A., in Bradenton, and in 2009 became a Florida registered paralegal (FRP). Prior to joining Windsor Law LLC, she continued to maintain her FRP status, working with Caswell Legal, P.A., on Longboat Key and in Sarasota.
Jeanne thinks the best times spent are with family, friends and pets. She has a son, a daughter and two cats. They love to laugh, watch “Family Guy” and go to the beach together. She enjoys music and attending the theater. She’s an avid reader, people person and is a professional listener/problem-solver. She is excited to be part of a business that is committed to safeguarding education.
Her favorite quote is, “We don’t need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling