Peter A. Hahn, Esq.

Nothing is more important than your family.  


So when your child is denied an education, you get a call from the police, or DCF comes knocking at your door, you need an intelligent, experienced, highly effective lawyer committed to protecting your rights.


Attorney Hahn is devoted to successfully representing children and families.  He is sensitive and compassionate, clear and direct, efficient and strategic.  He knows the law, knows who you are up against, and knows his way around the courtroom.


He will fight for what is right for you.

Education

Boston University School of Law - J.D., cum laude

Harvard College - B.A., cum laude

Presentations

Updates on Essential Special Education Cases and Trends (Youth At Risk Conference, 2018)

Where the Classroom Meets the Courtroom: Deconstructing the Cradle to Prison Pipeline (Massachusetts Bar Association, 2018)

Strategies and Considerations for Representing Juveniles in Court (Lorman, 2017)

The Complex World of Student Discipline: School Exclusion, Special Education & Juvenile Court (Special Needs Advocacy Network, 2017)

Fundamentals of Special Education: Juvenile Court Issues & Strategies (Suffolk Law School Advanced Legal Studies, 2014)

Overview of Child Requiring Assistance Law (Parent/Professional Advocacy League, 2013)

School Discipline Protections for Students with Mental Health Needs (Federation for Children with Special Needs, 2013)

Developing Behavior Plans for Aggressive Children (Lorman, 2012)

Special Education Laws Made Simple (National Business Institute, 2012)

Litigating at the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (Margolis & Bloom, 2012)

School Discipline Protections for Students with Mental Health Needs (Federation for Children with Special Needs, 2012)

Student Misbehavior: Legal Rights and Responsibilities (Lorman, 2011)

Special Education Law: Rights and Responsibilities (Massachusetts Bar Association, 2011)

Legal Ramifications of Bullying (AANE - Asperger's Association of New England, 2011)

Special Education Law: Fundamentals (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2011)

Transition Planning in Special Education Law (NESCA, 2011)

Special Education Law: An Overview (Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, 2011)

Bullying and Social Aggression (Lorman, 2011)

Due Process Complaints and the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (Margolis & Bloom, 2011)

Consequences of Misbehavior: Criminal Law, Juvenile Court, Student Discipline (AANE - Asperger's Association of New England, 2010)

Education of Disabled Children (Boston College School of Social Work, 2010)

Ain't Misbehavin': Student Discipline and Juvenile Court (Legal Assistance Corporation of Massachusetts, 2010)

Ain't Misbehavin': How School and the Juvenile Court Respond to AS Children (AANE - Asperger's Association of New England, 2008)

AS & Criminal Law (AANE - Asperger's Association of New England, 2008)

Schools and the Juvenile Court: Fundamentals (MCLE, 2008)

Ain't Misbehavin': Dealing with Schools and the Juvenile Court (Wayside/Tempo, 2008)

Juvenile Court 101: Basics of the Juvenile Justice System and How to Best Protect Children with Special Needs in the System (Federation for Children with Special Needs, 2007)

Business and Pleasure: Achieving Your Work-Life Balance (Massachusetts Bar Association, 2007)

Professional Affiliations

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Massachusetts Bar Association [former Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council Chair]

Massachusetts Juvenile Bar Association

Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association [Board Member]

Past Professional Experience

Judicial Law Clerk, Massachusetts Juvenile Court

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