Danielle Augustin, Esq.

Conference/CLE Chair

Danielle Augustin is a co-founding managing partner of Augustin Egelsee, LLP. Danielle is an attorney who provides zealous advocacy to children and families throughout California and has been practicing law for over 20 years. Her legal practice focuses solely on the issues related to special education and expulsions. She provides legal representation at all stages of the educational process, including suspensions, expulsion hearings, involuntary transfers, IEP meetings, 504 meetings, resolution sessions, mediations, due process hearings, appeals and federal matters. Danielle’s long-standing experience in these areas provides students and families with high quality legal representation.
Danielle has been married for 28 years and has been blessed with four amazing children. As a mother of a child with Autism and ADHD, she understands the deep struggles families endure navigating the educational system, providing needed and effective advocacy so that children can thrive.

Danielle has provided special education advocacy training to multiple organizations, nonprofit groups and county agencies throughout her career. She is also appointed as co-counsel in dependency matters through the Los Angeles Superior Court to represent the education interests of children within the dependency system. Danielle has also been a member of the Orange County Superior Court Special Education Panel starting in 2004, where she was appointed by the court to represent children within the delinquency and dependency courts to protect their educational interests. She has also testified as an expert witness in the area of special education in the Orange County Superior Court. Additionally, she provides MCLE training to attorneys in the area of special education.

Previously, Danielle spent four years as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Orange. As a prosecutor, she handled various aspects of a variety of cases and was the Domestic Violence Deputy at the Central Justice Center handling more than five hundred cases throughout her year assignment. She has conducted trainings on Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence cases to numerous police departments throughout Orange County. Danielle has also trained most Orange County School Districts and numerous police officers in the area of Education Law, specifically in the area of Truancy. She helped pioneer the Truancy Response Project within the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Through her nearly two year assignment as the Truancy Deputy, she conducted parent and student meetings with hundreds of families throughout Orange County dealing with the effects of truancy and education. Additionally, she was named the 2000 Diligent Prosecutor by M.A.D.D. Danielle is also a proud member of the California Association of Lawyers for Education (CALE).

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