Jeff N. Eckert

Attorney at Law

SEN Law, PLLC

Special Education & Needs Law

It is my privilege to serve as the attorney for SEN Law. My family resides in Sarasota, FL, and previously lived in Lancaster, PA. My children attended Sarasota County public schools and my wife is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I earned both my Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Master's degree in Reading Education at the University of South Florida. My professional experiences are strongly rooted in more than two decades of public service.  Early in my career, I worked with adults who had developmental disabilities in Lancaster, PA. 

 

After moving to Florida, I worked for community-based organizations such as The Haven, Jewish Family & Children's Services, and Harvest House. I also have many years of experience in public education, beginning in 2004, as an ESE paraprofessional and then as a certified special education teacher in Manatee County. As an educator, I worked with students with physical and cognitive disabilities or impairments. I was proud to be selected by my school's principal to be the special education co-teacher in grades 3-5 for a school-wide inclusion program that was supported by Florida Inclusion Network (FIN).

 

As a law student, I worked as a law clerk on VA disability claims and appeals. I graduated with honors from Stetson Univ. College of Law where I participated in the Honors Program, Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and as a Research Assistant for Professor Cynthia Hawkins' American Bar Association (ABA) Handbooks for child support and alimony. Since then, I have volunteered at Legal Aid of Manasota and also work as a part-time staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Services. Today, I am fortunate to be an advocate in my community for families and persons with unique needs.

MEMBERSHIPS

2019 - Present    Sarasota County Bar Association (Member)

2019 - Present    Family Network on Disabilities Manasota (Board Member)

2018 - Present    The Florida Bar (Member)                                                                                           

2017 - 2018         Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court (Pupil)

VOLUNTEER SERVICE
2018 - 2018        Legal Aid of Manasota 
2011 - 2014        Manatee Education Association                                                                       
2004 - 2006        Child Protection Center’s Supervised Visitation Program                                      

 

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