Fighting for Children

The lawyers at Martin & Colin, P.C. donate a substantial portion of their time and money advocating for children. Here are some recent examplesiStock_000014978184_Small

  • Lisa Colin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law & Advocacy.
  • Lisa Colin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Law Guardian Association.
  • Lisa Colin assists families who are confronted with legal issues such as defending claims of medical and educational neglect; families seeking exemption from mandatory vaccination; families who are involved in disputes with school districts involving the IDEA or their child’s IEP; and families battling insurance coverage disputes. The lawyers at Martin & Colin, P.C. have provided pro bono legal services to families with difficult or challenged children when an agency of the government interferes into that family’s affairs. (Remember President Reagan’s famous statement that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” ?)

iStock_000002125473_Medium (640x426)Lisa Colin is co-author of the most popular scholarly paper ever published by the Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Law Review: Mary Holland, Louis Conte, Robert Krakow, and Lisa Colin, Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, 28 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 480 (2011) Available to you for no cost at: http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pelr/vol28/iss2/6

If you prefer a television program, rather than a printed article, try HDNet’s Program: “Vaccines and Autism: Mixed SignalsThe program authors make this point: Health officials in the U.S. have consistently denied that there is any link between childhood vaccines and autism. So why is the government quietly doling out big settlements to families who say just such a link harmed their children?