PARTNER

Tara L. Moffett

Phone: 518-462-0300
Fax: 518-462-5037
Email: tlm@girvinlaw.com

Tara Moffett, concentrates her practice in the area of education law with a focus on special education. She is experienced in the field of special education, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Her practice includes consultation, negotiation, mediation, litigation and appellate work in state administrative proceedings and federal court. She is a frequent presenter on special education law and current issues affecting students with disabilities. Ms. Moffett provides guidance and training to school districts on general education matters such as confidentiality of student records, residency issues, bullying and discipline. She also provides training and guidance on issues related to school district board policies, employment policies, investigation of discrimination and sexual harassment and related concerns.

Ms. Moffett is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and in the State of New York.

Ms. Moffett is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and a graduate of Albany Law School of Union University. In law school, she completed a concentration in international law and received the Disabilities Law Clinic Prize.

Ms. Moffett is a member of the Executive Board for the New York State Special Education Task Force, and is a member of the Capital Region Special Education Task Force.  She is the immediate past chair and current member of the Committee on Disability Rights for the New York State Bar Association, and is on the School to Prison Pipeline Task Force for the State Bar Asociation.  She recently served on the Executive Board and as a Board member for the Colunie Youth Center.  Ms. Moffett participates annually in fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Community Hospice. Ms. Moffett is a member of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Alumni Association and a 2004 graduate of its Leadership Program.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Schenectady County Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Issues Affecting Individuals with Disabilities
  • New York Capital Region Special Education Task Force

Awards and Distinctions

  • Capital Leadership, Class of 2004
  • Concentration in International Law, 1999

Article from Girvin Ferlazzo Newsletter “Dignity for All Students Act”

NYSBA Article Winter, 2012 (reprinted with permission from Government, Law and Policy Journal, Winter, 2012, Vol. 14 No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University at Albany
  • Albany Law School

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • New York