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Special Education Attorney

Melissa Scherer
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Whether it’s attending a contentious ARD committee or Section 504 meeting, or assisting with a stressful mediation, if you need assistance with a special education or Section 504 matter, special education attorney Melissa Scherer can help.


Melissa knows that special education and section 504 issues are emotional, and can be distressing and confusing. She works to provide the necessary clarity and guidance for you to understand your options and make fully-informed decisions. Melissa’s school background as a teacher and educational diagnostician provides the experience necessary to ask penetrating questions of school administrators, therapists, and teachers.


Melissa knows how schools function and how to navigate successfully within the school system to better achieve a positive resolution to your dispute quickly, effectively saving you both time and money. As an attorney, Melissa is able to combine that experience with her legal background to ensure that your child receives the best possible outcome.  As a mediator, Melissa can resolve many disputes between parents and the school district  to maintain a collaborative atmosphere.


Melissa listens to your concerns and takes the time to understand your priorities because each family she helps has individual needs. Your situation is unique and requires an individualized approach that is just for you and your child. Melissa takes a hands on approach with her clients providing direct access to her often times during evenings and weekends when needed.




“I work with clients during emotionally stressful times.  By taking on the role of dedicated attorney and advocate in their matters, I empower my clients to invest their energy into what’s truly important: their families. It’s extremely rewarding to know that, with a knowledgeable approach and strong advocacy, I can help families move on to happier times.”

     – Melissa Scherer

Your Child Is My Priority

Melissa Scherer, an attorney who represents children and their parents in special education and Section 504 matters, primarily in Dallas and Fort Worth area. Melissa provides parents with personalized and skillful legal counseling and advocacy. She believes that parents should have a meaningful voice in their children’s educational process.

Primary Practice Areas

Special Education (PK-12)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the nation’s federal special education law that ensures public schools serve the educational needs of students with disabilities. IDEA requires that schools provide special education services to eligible students as outlined in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Learn More

Section 504 (PK-12)

Section 504 requires that school districts provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to qualified students in their jurisdictions who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.  Learn More

Services for Attorneys

Consultation services for attorneys that need assistance with special education or section 504 matters.  Learn More

From My Clients

The best way to know that I am making a difference in a child’s life is the endorsements from my clients. 

There are no words to appropriately explain how wonderful Melissa is. Her passion and commitment to helping children receive special education services is amazing. Melissa has been such a blessing to my family’s life. Her knowledge of the special education system and process is astounding. She has been my voice of reason and calming center when my mama emotions take over. Her eloquent words and powers of persuasion helped shift the school districts dialog to serving in the best interest of my child. I don’t know what I would have done without her. If you are looking for a sped lawyer to represent you and your child, look no further!!!


We highly recommend Melissa. She knows her stuff and will walk you through step by step through your situation. She will prepare you for what to expect next and what you need to do. She also does her research to give you the most relevant data for your case.


We are excited by the representation of Melissa. It helped with section 504 of our son. Melissa made us feel safe and calm. Melissa Thank you returned us peace and especially to our son in difficult times. Our son is now immensely happy at school. Thank you for fighting and protect the rights of our son. May God give you health so you can continue to defend the rights of special education children. You’re the best lawyer! THANK YOU!


Fort Worth Office


Scherer Law, PLLC

777 Main Street, Suite 600

Fort Worth, Texas 76102

(817) 919-8738



Need A Consultation?

When you need an accomplished attorney on your side, schedule a free consultation with Melissa Scherer. She can be reached by phone or by completing our online contact form.

Need A Consultation?

When you need an accomplished attorney on your side, schedule a free consultation with Melissa Scherer. She can be reached by phone or by completing our online contact form.