Attorney Pamela Cleary

Attorney Pamela Cleary

Licensed in Illinois (2013)
Licensed in Indiana (2001)
B.A., College of St. Francis (1995)
J.D., Indiana Univ. Maurer School of Law (2001)
Attorney Member, Council of Parent Attorney Advocates
Resides with three children and a dog in Northwest Indiana

Attorney Pamela Cleary

I’m an attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of children with disabilities. I’ve worked in the legal field since 1983 – first as a secretary at a large firm in downtown Chicago, and later, after earning my law degree, as a prosecutor in Morgan County, Indiana. As the mother of four children – two of whom with autism spectrum disorder – I understand the emotions involved in special education cases, and I’m passionate about securing the best possible education for my clients.

I specialize in education law including but not limited to:


  • Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Section 504 Plan
  • Initial eligibility for special education
  • IEP modification/enforcement
  • Section 504 plan issues
  • Due process hearings
  • Manifestation determination review (MDR) meetings
  • Independent evaluations
  • Civil rights/disability discrimination
  • Appeal of placement decisions
  • Restraint/isolation issues
  • Private/residential placements

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