Location: West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Howard Klebanoff, Attorney, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Disability Law.
Mr. Klebanoff has represented families of disabled children for more than 50 years with experience and dedication, handling conditions such as autism, deafness, attention deficit disorder, and physical disability. He is retiring in May of 2017, after a lifetime of representation that has included harassment, bullying, and disciplinary action proceedings. Mr. Klebanoff was inspired by his own children, two of whom have disabilities, and has since become a nationally recognized resource in special education law. He is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the fourth and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Law.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut to Max Edward and Sayre Klebanoff, Mr. Klebanoff attended Yale University and earned a JD from the University of Connecticut in 1963. He worked with the U.S. Department of Labor, and went on to several Connecticut area firms. Mr. Klebanoff is noted for writing key legislation designed to protect the rights of those with disabilities and their families. He established the Klebanoff Institute in 1997 to serve parents, teachers, and students with training, service, and research in ethics, law, policy, and disability services. Additionally, Mr. Klebanoff has taught as an adjunct of the Southern Connecticut State College, as well as a lecturer of special education at Trinity College and Quinnipiac University.
Mr. Klebanoff married Sandra Fleischner, and has three children in total. He has served them in many local and national disability groups. He is the recipient of a President’s Award for Excellence by the Hartford County Bar Association, and a National Leadership Award by George Washington University. He was named fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association and Outstanding Legislator by the House of Representatives in Connecticut. Among many achievements, Mr. Klebanoff is known as one of the founders of the Conference of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, a national organization that has established hundreds of group homes for young adults with intellectual disabilities. For more information, please visit www.howardklebanoff.com or www.howardklebanoff.com/KlebanoffInstitute/KlebanoffInstitute.htm.
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