REGINA SKYER

Founder/Partner

Regina is a leading special education lawyer who is known throughout New York State.  After enjoying a fifteen-year career as a social worker and special education administrator, she entered the City University of New York Public Interest Law School in 1988 for the sole purpose of working with special needs children and their families. Regina balanced parenting and working as director of Summit Camp while in law school. When she graduated in 1991 she was recognized as a leading student in her class. Regina was admitted to the New York Bar in 1992.

Before opening her own practice, Regina worked as a pro-bono volunteer attorney at Advocates for Children. She also worked for a short time at the NYC Board of Education Office of Legal Services.

As the founder and manager of Skyer Law, Regina’s involvement in every aspect of the firm’s day-to-day operation is obvious; she meets with new clients and helps parents find the right educational programs and opportunities for their children. She works closely with educational consultants, neuropsychologists, evaluators, school administrators, and other professionals.

Regina is a much sought-after lecturer and speaks at a number of public conferences and workshops every year. In 2015 she published her essential resource for parents of preschool age children, How to Survive Turning 5: The handbook for NYC parents of special needs children.

Throughout her professional career Regina has served on the boards of private schools and charitable organizations. She currently volunteers teaching school children through the NYC Museum of Jewish Heritage.