Mr. George Crook is an attorney in the firm of Newman, Aaronson, Vanaman, located in Sherman Oaks, California noted for its excellent work in Special Education Law.
Mr. Crook graduated from St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo, California in 1964 following which he taught at Salesian High School in East Los Angeles from 1964 to1971.
Between 1969 and 1971, he
was in charge of Salesian's college placement program, which became noted for its success in placing inner-city students in four-year colleges and universities with significant financial aid.
Following graduation from Loyola in 1974, Mr. Crook clerked for the Honorable Albert Lee Stephens, Jr., who was the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Crook was twice elected President of the El Rancho School Board.
In 1982, Mr. Crook
joined the predecessor to the firm of Wilner, Klein & Siegel
, where he
was in charge of training and supervising the firm's approximately ten associates.
In May, 1991 as one of the founders of the firm of Kehr, Crook & Fox he continued to practice civil litigation in state and federal courts.
In December 31, 1998 he
went to Newman Aaronson Vanaman ("NAV") to practice public interest law.
Since joining NAV, Mr. Crook has represented clients at dozens of due process mediations under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA").
has tried at least eight due process hearings under the IDEA to completion and has prevailed outright in seven of them and in part in the other.