Paul W. KOHAN
Paul Kohan’s passion for advocating for children with disabilities grew out his own experiences. In the first grade, Paul was diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. He was fortunate to obtain Early Intervention services and then attend The Gow School in South Wales, New York, a school for dyslexic students.
While in college at SUNY Brockport, Paul volunteered with Save the Children working to help increase literacy rates in Rochester, NY. After graduating, Paul was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Richard Hanna for his scholastic achievements in college and was commended on his plans to pursue a career as a special education attorney.
While at Vermont Law School, Paul worked at the South Royalton Legal Clinic, focusing on special education cases. After graduating in 2014, he worked as an associate at another special education law firm. He joined Skyer Law in 2019.
Paul serves as a trustee on the board of his high school alma mater, The Gow School. He is a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America Public Policy Committee and a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Education & Law Special Education Subcommittee. He lives in Manhattan and loves spending time with his niece, playing squash, and skiing.