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Jo Anne Simon

Attorney

Ms. Simon has been fighting for the inclusion of people with disabilities her entire career. Through her Brooklyn, NY based law firm she represents people with disabilities across the country, concentrating on discrimination in standardized testing, higher education and employment. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Ms. Simon is known for her expertise on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly as it relates to higher education, high stakes testing and professional licensing bodies.

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Mary J. Goodwin-Oquendo

Attorney

Mary J. Goodwin-Oquendo, a Brooklyn native, first joined Jo Anne Simon PC in 2008. Mary holds a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University (Class of 2009) and a Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from St. Joseph’s College (Class of 2006). Mary’s passion for disability advocacy was ignited when she was a child and witnessed how hard her mother had to fight to make sure that her younger brother received appropriate special education placement and services.

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