Alyssa N. Seiden has dedicated her career to children and families. After spending the first ten years of her law practice representing parents during the emotional and often challenging adoption process, she later took a sabbatical to pursue her passion for education as a teacher. Now focusing exclusively on education law, Alyssa brings to her practice the unique experience of having personally navigated her own daughter’s special needs and the special education process. This unusual blend of personal perspective and legal know-how allows Alyssa to identify issues well before her clients even recognize there may be a problem. She understands all angles of education disputes, allowing her to advocate effectively for her clients when settlement is not an option.
Alyssa is a compassionate attorney who cares deeply about her clients and her community. She volunteers as a Union County court-appointed special advocate (CASA), representing the best interests of children entangled within the foster care system. She is also a proud and devoted parent, actively involved with her two young girls, their education, and their school community.
Alyssa teaches adult education classes on adoption law and has been a frequent speaker at legal conferences. Alyssa is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. She holds a Certificate of Eligibility in Early Education.