Lauren Finnegan is passionate about assisting others in navigating the education system. She advocates on behalf of parents and special education, special needs and gifted students to ensure educational institutions provide an appropriate and effective education.
Ms. Finnegan grew up on the East Coast and was always naturally drawn to speaking up for those who could not speak for themselves. Devoting much of her volunteerism and early employment opportunities around animal welfare and the environment, she decided to attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she completed her undergraduate studies in the environmental sciences, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Policy & Planning. Ms. Finnegan continued with her education, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree from Pace Law School in 2002 where she received accolades for her successes in representing domestic violence victims at the Women’s Justice Center. Upon graduation, Ms. Finnegan was in the private practice of law in New York and New Jersey.
After moving to Pennsylvania and taking time off to raise her young children, Ms. Finnegan personally experienced first hand the challenges faced when seeking an appropriate education for a child. This is why Brylan Advocates was started and to this day remains to be one of the premier advocacy groups in the region.
With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Finnegan will help you fully understand your rights, as well as stay motivated and driven throughout the entire process.