Susan Marks is a special education and disability law attorney. Amy Langerman is Of Counsel to Susan Marks. Together, they focus on special education due process complaints, with a special emphasis on issues related to the least restrictive environment (i.e., inclusive placements) and graduation/transition issues.
Susan Marks, J.D., Ph.D.
Attorney at Law
Dr. Susan Marks began her law practice under Susan Marks & Advocates in 2015, where she brought together legal services with advocacy services. In 2023, she decided to focus her work on providing legal services under her current practice (Law Office of Susan Marks).
Dr. Marks is a Professor Emeritus of Special Education at Northern Arizona University where she taught in the Special Education and the BCBA certificate programs and coordinated the graduate certificate in Autism for 17 years. Dr. Marks was the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education OSEP federal grant to prepare inclusion specialists. While at NAU, Dr. Marks’ primary focus and research interest was on inclusive practices focusing on students with complex support needs. These areas continue to be her primary focus in her law practice.
Dr. Marks received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1995 and in 2008, Dr. Marks completed her BCBA-D. She has worked in the field of special education and developmental disabilities for more than 45 years. During those years, she worked in residential programs, rehabilitation programs, and school programs, with a specific focus on autism and individuals with significant support needs. Her advocacy interests led her to pursue a law degree, which she completed in December 2014. She was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in May 2015 and to the U.S. District Court of Arizona in 2017.
Amy Langerman, Esq.
Of Counsel Attorney
Amy Langerman is of counsel to the Law Office of Susan Marks. She is a cum laude graduate of Arizona State University College of Law. Ms. Langerman has been a member of the Arizona bar since 1983 and is authorized to practice in all Arizona state courts, the District Court of Arizona, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Langerman is the past president of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, a former member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and was a judge pro-tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court for 12 years. As a mother to a child with Autism, now 27 years, Ms. Langerman learned by doing, attending IEP meetings, meeting with experts, and even personally homeschooling her son.
Beginning in 1996, Ms. Langerman handled her first special education due process case and has filed more than 100 due process cases since then. In all cases that she has filed, she is undefeated, helping scores of children with disabilities. While Ms. Langerman moved to California in 2002, where she is a special education consultant working with a wide range of special education students and supporting placements that promote and implement inclusive practices, she continues to return to Arizona to train and mentor parents, advocates, attorneys and school districts and file due process cases when necessary.