Howard Klebanoff, Attorney
Dedicated to special  education and disability law, and the educational rights of students.
"Of All Nature's Gifts, The Most Precious Is A Child"

Howard Klebanoff

, attorney, is a graduate of Yale University and the Learning Child University of Connecticut School of Law. He was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. and served as a State Representative from 1969-1977. He was the House Chairman of the Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and was the first chairman of the Connecticut Board of Higher Education.

The father of two children with disabilities, Attorney Klebanoff is nationally recognized in the fight for special education, and the educational rights of students. He helped write key legislation designed to protect the rights of people with disabilities and their families, and is considered one of Connecticut's most distinguished attorneys in special education law. The University of Connecticut established the Klebanoff Institute of Special Education in recognition of his work on behalf of children with disabilities. childhood to post-secondary education. He has lectured on special education law at the University of Connecticut and at the other State Universities. He has over 36 years of experience representing children with special needs.

He represents families of children with all disabilities, including learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, deafness, physical disabilities and autism. His goal is to ensure that your child gains access to appropriate programming, services and placement, in a public or private setting.

In addition, he represents both children who have been harassed or bullied, and children involved in disciplinary proceedings such as expulsions.

Attorney Klebanoff is a trained IEP (Individualized Education Program) Facilitator under the State of Connecticut Department of Education Facilitations program.

He believes that every child should have access to equal educational opportunities as guaranteed by state and federal laws. If you feel that your child is being discriminated against or deprived of his or her legal rights, he is here to help. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including:

    Lexis/Nexis Martindale - Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Lawyers

    AV Peer Review Rated, Lexis/Nexis Martindale - Hubbell and rated AV pre-eminent for the past 25 years with the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards

    Best Lawyers in America

    Connecticut Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine

    American Registry, America's Most Top - Honored Professionals - Top 1%

    2004 Recipient of the Hartford County Bar Associations Presidents Award for Excellence

    Outstanding Public Service Award from the Connecticut Association for Retarded Citizens

    A Friend of Education Award from the Connecticut Education Association

    The Hall of Fame Award from the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities

    Outstanding Legislator, House of Representatives, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Carnegie Foundation

    George Washington University Outstanding Leadership Award

    Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation

    Member of the Hartford County, Connecticut and American Bar Associations and former Co-chairperson of the Connecticut Bar Association's Force on Mentoring

    University of Connecticut established the Klebanoff Institute of Special Education in recognition of his work on behalf of children with disabilities

He has lectured at numerous conferences, both state and national, and has served as adjunct professor at many of the State's private and public colleges and universities and serves on many boards serving disability groups.

What He Does

He is dedicated to helping individuals and families with special education, disability and education-related issues, from early childhood to post-secondary education. His goal is to work with you to achieve resolution through mediation, hearings or the courts.

He represents families of children with all disabilities, including learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, deafness, physical disabilities and autism. His goal is to ensure that your child gains access to appropriate programming, services and placement, in a public or private setting.

In addition, he represents both children who have been harassed or bullied, and children involved in disciplinary proceedings such as expulsions.

He believes that every child should have access to equal educational opportunities as guaranteed by state and federal laws. If you feel that your child is being discriminated against or deprived of his or her legal rights, he is here to help.