Steve has extensive and varied experience within the education sector. Prior to law school, Steve was a high school mathematics teacher in New York for seven years. He received his M.S.Ed. from Hofstra University, and he studied philosophy and politics at The George Washington University and Pembroke College, Oxford University.
Steve earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was the Executive Development Editor of the Michigan Law Review, Vice President of the Education Law and Policy Society, and Event Coordinator for Legal Advocates for Children and Youth. Steve spent his final semester at Columbia Law School. While there, he served as a student educational consultant—conducting qualitative fieldwork, research, and analysis in New York City middle and high schools—for Columbia’s Center for Public Research and Leadership.
Before Steve established The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, he practiced special education law in the Special Education Unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group ("NYLAG"), and later in a New York City-based special education law firm. He has substantial experience advocating for students and their parents throughout the IEP and hearing processes, and he has worked on a federal class-action lawsuit against a large charter organization and the New York City Department of Education. Steve has also provided special education training sessions for doctors, social workers, and other personnel throughout New York City.
Steve strongly believes that money should not inhibit students' access to a free appropriate public education. As such, The Law Office of Steven Alizio, PLLC, represents students using a flat-rate sliding scale based on each family's income
Steve is admitted to practice law in New York.
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