Rutgers Law School, J.D.
Rutgers University, B.A.
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Over the past two decades, Ms. Weinstein has focused her litigation practice in the areas of special education, school board ethics, student residency, civil rights (discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing), First Amendment, defamation, and tort claims. She provides services directly to school districts on an ongoing basis and also serves as assigned panel counsel for specific matters through the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group. In addition, Ms. Weinstein closely monitors the ever-changing NJDOE regulatory scheme and counsels educators regarding compliance and litigation prevention.
A highly effective litigator, both in writing and on her feet, Ms. Weinstein has earned a stellar reputation for achieving dismissals of high-profile claims via dispositive motion practice, and her victories have been consistently upheld by State and Federal appellate courts. In addition, she has been commended by several judges for her creative problem-solving skills during contentious settlement negotiations.
New Jersey State Bar Association
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
New Jersey School Boards Association
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, School Law Conference, “Free Speech Ground Rules for Students, Staff, Board Members, and the Public” – February 9, 2022
Saint Elizabeth University, Educational Leadership Program, “Special Education Law & Ethics” – March 18, 2021
Ridgewood Public Schools, “Post-COVID Compensatory Education Update” – April 14, 2021
New Jersey School Boards Association, Spring Law Forum, “Compensatory Education and COVID-19 Related Relief” – July 22, 2021