BIOGRAPHIES

Adam Dayan, Esq.

Mr. Dayan’s interest in special education was sparked by his research on autism as an undergraduate student. He later became involved in coordinating fundraising efforts directed toward the education of individuals with autism. During law school, Mr. Dayan was involved in the Autism Legislation Project, an endeavor whose mission was to build awareness about existing autism legislation and to advocate for the enactment of more such laws.

Mr. Dayan began his legal career as an associate at a law firm known for its work in the area of special education law, where he represented families whose children had a variety of special needs. Mr. Dayan moved on from that position in 2009 to pursue his dream of establishing his own law practice. His law practice is currently based in downtown Manhattan, focusing on representing individuals with a wide range of special needs.

Mr. Dayan graduated from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he was a published member of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Prior to that, he graduated summa cum laude from Baruch College where he was a Hertog Scholar and a member of the first graduating class of the Macaulay Honors College. He is admitted to practice law in New York as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

He is an active member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), which strives to protect special education rights and secure excellence in education for children with disabilities. He is a board member of Repertorio Español where he serves on the board's education committee. He is also interested in exploring how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues, and understanding new ways in which our own education system can be improved.

Mr. Dayan resides with his wife in Manhattan. They share an interest in travel, foreign language, and education. And they are having a blast raising their three wonderful children.  

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Adam Dayan, Esq., a special education lawyer, is admitted to the bar of New York.

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Amled Pérez, Esq., a special education attorney, is admitted to the bar of New York and Puerto Rico.

Amled Pérez, Esq.

Amled Pérez is a senior associate attorney at the Law Offices of Adam Dayan. Since joining our firm in 2018, she has represented parents at impartial hearings and in settlement negotiations with the Department of Education, and has created lasting connections with parents. 

 
 

She was born and raised in Puerto Rico and she obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law where she was a member of the Federal Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta. Amled has a Masters in Law degree from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Puerto Rico. Her legal experience has ranged from representing clients in family law matters to conducting depositions in employment discrimination federal litigation. A common denominator in all of these areas of practice has been Amled’s interest in interacting with clients to better understand and address their needs, and dedication to finding effective and efficient solutions for her clients. 

Amled is a native Spanish speaker who is interested in stand-up comedy and traveling.

Kelly Bronner, Esq.

Kelly Bronner is excited to join the Law Offices of Adam Dayan as an associate attorney.  After graduating from St. John’s University School of Law in 2019, Kelly worked for the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), where she litigated child abuse and neglect cases in Family Court.  During law school, Kelly interned at ACS, Center for Family Representation, New York Legal Assistance Group, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Kelly lives in Westchester with her cat, Cookie, and enjoys taking long walks and spending time outdoors.

Over the next few months, you can expect to have opportunities to interact with and get to know Kelly and to continue to receive the excellent representation that you are accustomed to receiving from our firm.

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Kelly Bronner is an associate for the Law Offices of Adam Dayan with a background in both family and special education law.

Janice Deutsch

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Janice Deutsch joined the Law Offices of Adam Dayan in October 2020 as a skilled, family law paralegal.

Before joining the Law Offices of Adam Dayan in 2020, Janice Deutsch spent sixteen years as paralegal for various civil litigation defense firms and freelanced as a general practice paralegal for several overworked and understaffed solo attorneys.  Her legal background encompasses a wide range of practice areas including estates, matrimonial, real estate, personal injury, malpractice, and more.
 

Janice's background in Special Education comes from the classroom.  Janice spent four years at a public high school in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, teaching a variety of subjects to teenagers with learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, intellectual disability, neurological conditions, deafness, and speech/language impairment.  
 

While earning a B.A. in Secondary Special Education from CUNY’s Brooklyn College, Janice simultaneously completed three related degree programs in Education of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Linguistics.

Janice is a native New Yorker, raised in Brooklyn since she was three.  She is an avid reader (with too many bookshelves), cook (with too many recipes), and puzzler (with a 6,000-piece Map of the Ancient World and ten 1,000-piece puzzles mounted on her walls, plus daily subscriptions to a mountain of crossword, logic, and quiz-type puzzles). 

Dylan Dawson

Dylan Dawson joined the Law Offices of Adam Dayan as a litigation paralegal in October 2021. Graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, Dylan found an outlet for his interest in law and service as a paralegal. His prior legal experience includes a range of practice areas and jurisdictions, from criminal defense to copyright law, and much more in between. Dylan’s passion for service, and experience in education and childcare, informed his decision to move into Special Education Law.
 

Dylan is an Okie by birth and New Yorker by address who is interested in music, writing, and dance. He is excited to advocate for our clients and ensure that all students receive the education they deserve. 
 

Dylan Dawson joined the Law Offices of Adam Dayan in October 2021 as a litigation paralegal.

Leah Rosner

Leah Rosner is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations and minors in Law & Society and Inequality Studies. Leah has diverse work experience in the areas of public service and social impact. Her work history has bolstered her skills and experience as an advocate for vulnerable populations.
 

Leah is eager to join a law firm that is dedicated to protecting the education rights of children with disabilities and supporting clients seeking appropriate education for their children.
 

In her free time, Leah enjoys biking along the Hudson River, exploring shops and restaurants with friends, and reading mystery novels.
 

Leah Rosner joined the Law Offices of Adam Dayan in October 2021.

Adam Herrman

Adam Herrman is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a focus on Psychology and Business Management.  Adam's experience consists of 30 years in sales delivering outstanding service and results for his clients.  He lives his life with a belief that success is based on attitude and effort, and understands the key to success is listening to his clients and delivering services based on their needs.
 

Over the course of his career, Adam has honed his expertise in email marketing, lead generation, list services, customer acquisition, branding, and reactivation campaigns.  Adam was instrumental in the growth of the companies where he worked. He garnered various accolades along the way, consistently exceeding sales quotas and earning recognition for leadership in new business development.
 

Adam was looking for a new career where he would be able to use his warm personality and previous sales experience to make a difference in the world.  Having watched his wife, an early childhood educator, develop great pride and satisfaction in the education field making an impact on the lives of young children, he joined our firm to be in a position to make a difference in people’s lives.
 

When Adam is not working, he enjoys both fresh and saltwater fishing as well as hanging out on any beach with his family.
 

Adam Herrman joined the Law Offices of Adam Dayan in October 2021.

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Elizabeth Dawson rejoined the Law Offices of Adam Dayan in August 2021 as an administrative assistant.

Elizabeth Dawson

Elizabeth graduated from Clinton Community College in 2012 with her degree in Humanities and Social Science. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Navy reserve. After graduating boot camp and A-school, she joined our firm where she worked from 2013-2015 before being deployed. After her one-year tour abroad and two-year tour stateside, she made her way back home, to the city of big lights, where she joined the operations team at Harlem Village Academies, providing support for grades K-12.

Elizabeth is so happy to be back at the firm working with our families once again. In her spare time, she likes to cook, read, and go bowling & bike riding with her son, Christian.