Tiffany R. Winters, Esquire
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Tiffany R. Winters joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in July 2006 and became a partner in 2011. Ms. Winters assists her clients with both fiscal and programmatic aspects of federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ms. Winters also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).
Since joining the Firm, Ms. Winters has developed and conducted trainings on federal grants management and the fiscal and programmatic requirements under ESEA and IDEA. Ms. Winters also conducts mock monitoring of State educational agencies and local educational agencies for fiscal and programmatic compliance with ESEA Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A, Title III, Part A and IDEA Part B and Part C. Ms. Winters co-authored the IDEA: New Expectations for Schools and Students, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Edition and contributes to the 504 Compliance Handbook, published by Thompson Publishing Group. Ms. Winters also actively represents several charter schools in IDEA due process litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Winters served as a law clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. During law school, Ms. Winters acted as a student attorney at Columbus Community Legal Services where she represented parents in IDEA due process hearings and wrote a seminar paper on the District of Columbia’s child find process under IDEA.
Ms. Winters graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 2001 and graduated from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 2004. Ms. Winters is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia bar, the District of Columbia bar and the Maryland bar.
- Areas of Practice:
Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
Colleges & Universities
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
- U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2007
- District of Columbia, 2006
- Maryland, 2004
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, May, 2004 J.D.
Honors: National Trials Team Competitor 2003-2004; Moot Court Associate 2002-2004; Extra Mile Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community, 2004; Student Bar Association Co-Chair, 2002-2004.
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, May, 2001 B.A.
Major: Political Science Minors: Sociology and Speech and Communications
Honors: Cum Laude
- IDEA: New Expectations for Schools and Students, Thompson, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Edition, 2008
- Past Employment Positions:
Law Clerk, The Honorable Patricia A. Broderick, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. 2004 - 2006
Student Attorney, Columbus Community Legal Services: General Practice Clinic, Washington, D.C. 2002-2003