MICHELLE RATTOBALLI, ESQ.
Michelle's passion for helping children and young people started in college when she mentored foster youth at a Residential Treatment Center. This led her to CUNY Law School after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
After law school, she worked at The Children's Law Center, a non-profit advocating for children in custody proceedings where she litigated numerous trials on behalf of her young clients' wishes. Most of her clients had IEPs that were not serving their educational needs and their parents were unaware of their rights. She audited education law courses to better understand how to serve those with special needs and ultimately found her way to the firm, where she helps families navigate the special education process and zealously represents parents in due process hearings against the Department of Education. She is a passionate litigator who works hard on behalf of her clients.
On weekends you can find Michelle trying new restaurants in her Brooklyn neighborhood.
ED PERKINS, ESQ.
Ed is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and Manhattan native.
During law school, he completed internships with the Federal Public Defender’s Office and the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, and was included on the Tennessee Supreme Court’s 2015 Pro Bono Honor Roll.
After gaining admission to the Bar, Ed followed up on his passion for litigating and advocating on behalf of children and families by joining the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, where he represented the City in child abuse and child neglect cases in Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island family court.
Ed has over 2 years and hundreds of hours of experience in court and is a passionate and zealous litigator. Ed enjoys yoga and boxing, and in his free time likes to visit museums and record stores.