Daniel T.S. Heffernan is a partner with Kotin, Crabtree & Strong and concentrates his practice on representing families of children with special needs in special education, civil rights and personal injury matters. From 1995 to 2019 he served on the board of directors of the Federation for Children with Special Needs and was board president from 1995 to 2007. He received the 2014 President’s Award from the Federation for Children with Special Needs. In 2002, he and his wife, Julie, received the Dr. Allen C. Crocker Award for Excellence from the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. He writes and lectures frequently on special education law and advocacy. Mr. Heffernan has been named a Super Lawyer in special education law every year since 2005. From 1995 to 2000, he served as the president of the board of directors of Community Legal Services and Counseling Center. He also serves on the MDSC Education Task Force. He has two daughters, Maggie and Evie, and a young adult son, Brian, who has Down syndrome.