Mr. Sean Edward Pevsner

Mr. Sean Edward Pevsner

  • Appeals & Appellate, Civil Rights, Education Law ...
  • Texas
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Sean Pevsner established this law firm with his best friend, Mark Whitburn. They have been best friends since 1986. Mr. Whitburn assisted Mr. Pevsner throughout these years. This firm is one among many goals which they have accomplished together. For more on their story, please visit our news page. Mr. Pevsner is a University of Texas Law graduate with severe cerebral palsy who operates a motorized wheelchair by the use of head movements. Due to his quadriplegia, he cannot write but must rely on an interpreter or a specialized computer to do his work. People underestimated him from the moment that he was born to the present. He was born clinically dead. The anesthesiologist had to administer CPR for 45 minutes until he could breathe on his own. The anesthesiologist probably was thinking this guy is not going to survive as he was administering the CPR, but Mr. Pevsner proved him wrong after those 45 minutes. Mr. Pevsner has been proving people wrong for 41 years. People who were the so called experts said that his life span would be very short. They said he would probably live until he was in his thirties. These people said that he could not go to a regular school, much less take mainstream classes such as Latin, English literature and calculus. Again, he proved them wrong. His grades were A’s and B’s in these mainstream classes. At the end of his high school in 1990, the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) officials projected that he would graduate ahead of their initial plan for his graduation. Originally, they believed that he would graduate at the age of 22. He graduated at the age of 19 in the top 20% of his high school class. Despite all of these achievements, people did not believe that he could attend a major university like the University of Texas at Austin. At this point, his self advocacy skills automatically went into overdrive whenever someone even mentioned the word “can’t” in the same sentence as his name.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
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University of Texas - Austin
J.D. | law
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. | Greek & Latin
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Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC
2000 E. Lamar Boulevard, Suite 600
Arlington, TX 76006
Telephone: (817) 672-5453
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