Marcy J.K. Tiffany

Marcy J.K. Tiffany

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Torrance, CA

Tiffany Law Group, P.C.
 | 23670 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: 424-247-8250
Fax: 424-247-8257
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2011, 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (90%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Marcy Tiffany specializes in representing children with educational disabilites.  She is a recipient of the prestigious CLAY Award for extraordinary achievement in Civil Rights litigation, and a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly for providing quality legal services to the people of California. She graduated Order of the Coif from UCLA Law School, and clerked on the U.S. District Court and the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court. Ms. Tiffany has appeared in numerous cases at the administrative and federal court levels, including a successful argument before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    About Marcy Tiffany

    Admitted: 1977, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • 2005 - California Lawyer of the Year ("CLAY") Award. Civil Rights Law
    • Order of the Coif, UCLA Law School

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Written for assessors who prepare reports for use in special education litigation, this article provides guidelines on how to prepare a more effective report., Co-Author, How to Write an Assessment Report, The Educational Therapist, 2005


    • Draper v. Atlanta Independent School System, 480 F. Suppp. 2d 1131 (N.D. GA 2006), aff'd., 518 F.3d 1275 (11th Cir. 2008)- 11th Circuit decision affirming ditrict court order in favor of student who had been wrongly labeled as mentally retarded., 2008
    • Record $6.7 million settlement of civil rights case premised on violation of student's educational rights under the IDEA against Manhattan Beach Unified School District., 2006
    • F.T.C. v. Indiana Federation of Dentists, 476 U.S. 447 (1986)., 1986
    • Van Scoy v. San Luis Coastal USD, 353 F. Supp. 2d 1083 (C.D. Cal. 2005)-Clarified law regarding stay put when student advances to a new grade level., 2005

    Representative Clients:

    • Our clients include students with physical disabilities, autism, specific learning disabilities (e.g. reading, writing, math), downs syndrome, emotional disturbance, etc.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • In addition to her work in the area of special education law, Ms. Tiffany has had a distinguished career, having practiced law with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and Hughes, Hubbard & Reed; served as Antitrust Counsel and Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; Executive Assistant to the Chairman, F.T.C.; Acting General Counsel, F.T.C.; Los Angeles Regional Director, F.T.C.; U.S. Trustee, Central District of California; and General Counsel of Hughes Electronics.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A. Economics, UCLA, 1978
    • B.A., UCLA, 1974
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    Office Location for Marcy J.K. Tiffany

    23670 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Suite 204
    Torrance, CA 90505

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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