OUR TEAM
Fanny Tsihlas - Fanny@ratclifflaw.org

Fanny has over 20 years of experience as a legal assistant and has handled all aspects of legal administration and client relations. She joined Ratcliff Law in January 2018 as Jennifer’s personal assistant and the firm’s executive assistant. In this capacity, Fanny maintains Jennifer’s calendar and schedule, opens every new case that comes into the office, handles initial intake calls with prospective clients, coordinates client consults, and collects engagement letters and engagement fees.  Should you have any questions about your fee, or would like to schedule time with Jennifer, Fanny can assist you.

 

Fanny is also a mother of three, she currently resides in Long Island with her husband and sons, and she is fluent in Greek.

Chloe Rodriguez - Chloe@ratclifflaw.org

Chloe has been working in the field of special education law since 2008. She has extensive knowledge regarding the special education reimbursement process, and of the inner workings of DOE bureaucracy. Chloe also has a degree in paralegal studies and joined Ratcliff Law in September 2018 after having previously worked with Jennifer at another special education firm.

 

Chloe currently handles most aspects of the settlement and reimbursement processes. She is every client’s go-to contact for updates on the status of their case or questions about the process, in general. She also assists Jennifer with hearing preparation.

Jon Saul - Jon@ratclifflaw.org

Jon Saul is an associate attorney at Ratcliff Law. He joined the firm in October 2019.  Jon is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He was a litigator in a corporate law firm and for the New York State Attorney General’s Office. While mentoring a high school student, Jon became interested in education and working to end the “achievement gap.” Jon became an educator teaching constitutional law and life skills in community-based organizations, New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) public schools, and a New York City charter school. During that time, Jon observed many students with special needs who were not receiving the appropriate services to make educational progress. This motivated Jon to dust off his law degree to protect the educational rights of children by providing special education advocacy. Jon entered the field of special education law as a litigator for the DOE’s General Counsel's Special Education Unit. He is happy to be using his experience in education and with the DOE General Counsel’s Special Education Unit to ensure families obtain the best result possible in the impartial hearing process.

Jon lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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