As a founding partner of Kotin, Crabtree and Strong, LLP, Robert is an attorney of special education and disability law, and has helped advance the rights of many students with special needs, and their families. Robert has previously served as the Research Director for the Massachusetts Legislature’s Committee on Education and as a law clerk to the Honorable Walter J. Skinner of the U. S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a presenter, speaker and author on the subject of special education law, and is the recipient of prestigious awards, including: the Martha Ziegler Founder’s Award given by the Federation for Children with Special Needs, recognizing his part in the origins of Chapter 766, (the 1972 revision of the Commonwealth’s special education laws), and the Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy, awarded by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, a national organization supporting and training advocates in special education.
Background and Experience
- BA, Philosophy; Psychology, Bowdoin College, cum laude
- Master of Divinity, Andover Newton Theological School, cum laude
- J.D., Law, Northeastern University School of Law
FamilyEducation Area of Expertise
Robert is FamilyEducation's lead expert in disability law and accessibility.