Gary S. Mayerson

Top rated Civil Rights attorney in New York, New York

Mayerson & Associates
Gary S. Mayerson
Mayerson & Associates

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Schools & Education

Licensed in New York since: 1980

Education: Georgetown University Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Mayerson & Associates

200 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036 Visit website


When Gary S. Mayerson founded Mayerson & Associates, he envisioned a law office that served the needs of America's most vulnerable people. This dedication made it the first civil rights law office in the country to represent persons with developmental disabilities such as autism. Now, he primarily works with parents who need appropriate special needs education placements.

Mr. Mayerson completed his degree in public communications at Syracuse University. He then went on to complete his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center. In 1980, he became licensed to practice in New York. After 20 years of building up a wealth of experience, he created Mayerson & Associates.

As an advocate for the rights of special needs persons, Mr. Mayerson has a long list of accomplishments under his belt. He has argued cases in federal and state courts that resulted in impressive wins for his clients. One of his proudest moments includes fighting for Anthony Starego, a 19-year-old with autism, to participate in the interscholastic competition for a previously unheard of fifth season. Starego went on to help his team win the State Championship by a landslide.

For Mr. Mayerson, his law office is just one of the many ways he advocates for special needs persons in America. He is an author and co-author of several books about autism, the ABA and special needs education. Organizations and events managers regularly call on him to serve as a speaker. He also serves on the boards of several organizations for children and people with autism, including the Manhattan Children's Center Foundation and JobPath.

Practice areas

Civil Rights, Schools & Education
  • 90% Civil Rights
  • 10% Schools & Education

First Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Federal Legal Appeals Project, a pro bono initiative at the federal level
  • Professional Advisory Board of the New England Center for Children (NECC)
  • McCarton Foundation
  • Manhattan Childrens Center Foundation
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Doe v. Darien
  • V.S. v. NYCDOE
  • L.B. v. Nebo School District
  • T.M. v. Cornwall
  • C.F. v. NYCDOE
  • R.E. v. NYCDOE
  • T.K. v. NYCDOE
Bar/Professional Activity:
  •  U.S. Supreme Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Educational Background:
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

Office location for Gary S. Mayerson

200 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-265-7200


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

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