Attorney Profile


Mr. Tanenbaum is a dedicated advocate on behalf of students and has been representing the interests of students and their families for well over a decade.  He cares deeply about each client and child and understands the difficulties and pressures these families face when dealing with their school districts or universities.  He provides sound legal and practical advice, and is always searching for creative ways to help achieve your goals.


He is an adjunct professor at the Beasley Temple University School of Law, where he teaches a course on Special Education Law in the USA.  He is also an active lecturer and writer, and has presented seminars to educators, attorneys, other professionals and parents on the No Child Left Behind Act, General Rights and Obligations of the IDEA and Section 504, The Legal Issues of Harassment and Bullying, and A Parent’s Right to Educational Records under Federal Law.


Some of his publications include “The Third Circuit Provides New Guidance Regarding the Interaction of ‘Least Restrictive Environment’ and ’Meaningful Benefit,” published at 2004), “School Districts Cannot Ignore Social Emotional Needs,” published in the Autism Society of Berks, PA, Summer 2004 Newsletter, and “A Blow to Bullying in School”, The New Jersey Law Journal, January 16, 2006.


He is the past chairperson of a parent support group in Haddonfield, New Jersey for families with children who have special needs; and a past volunteer for the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates.


Bar Admissions

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, member

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association, member
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association, member
  • New Jersey Bar Association, member
  • Past chairperson for the Haddonfield Committee for Children with Special Learning Needs
  • Past volunteer for the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates


  • Barenkoph Scholar Award – graduated first in class from law school
  • ADL Sidney Wilf Award for Distinguished Leadership, 2004
  • Temple Law Review, editor-in-chief



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