Danielle Augustin

Augustin Egelsee L.L.P.

Education Lawyer | Serving Anaheim Hills, CA

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Anaheim Hills Education Law Firm Representing Children and Families

8141 East Kaiser Blvd. , Suite 315
Anaheim Hills, CA 92808

Orange County Special Education Attorneys Representing Children and Families

The attorneys at Augustin Egelsee LLP have more than 40 years of combined legal experience helping parents obtain the placement, services and programs their children are entitled to receive. In 1975, Congress enacted legislation to protect the educational rights of children who are disabled. These laws were created to ensure that children with special educational needs are identified as early as possible and receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

The greatest challenge to parents and educators can be properly identifying children who have special education needs, along with the appropriate placement, supports and services they are entitled to. Augustin Egelsee LLP has extensive experience advocating for children and families, which gives them a unique understanding of the issues and challenges parents may be facing.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Special Education Law

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Due Process Complaints
  • Mediation
  • Informal Dispute Resolution
  • Compliance Complaints
  • Continuum of Placement Options
  • Manifestation Determination Meetings
  • Expulsions and Suspensions
  • Related Services (i.e. speech and language, occupational therapy or aide support) Unilateral Placement Reimbursement for Private Placement and Services Eligibility for Special Education Least
  • Restrictive Environment Independent Educational Evaluations Behavior Intervention Plans Residential Treatment Centers Non-public schools Functional Behavior Assessments

Whether your child is experiencing learning difficulties, lack of attention, developmental disabilities such as autism, speech and language concerns, depression, anxiety or you have other concerns, contact the Orange County special education attorneys at Augustin Egelsee LLP to discuss your circumstances, explain your rights and set you and your family in the right direction.

Call 714-282-1242 today!

Attorney Danielle Augustin

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2005


  • Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California
    • J.D. cum laude - July, 1999
  • California State University, Fullerton, California
    • B.A.With Honors - 1994
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
    • Masters of Theology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Board Member, 2005 - 2007
  • Orange County Superior Court, Educational Panel Member, 2004 - Present
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Education Panel Member, 2007 - Present
  • Former Orange County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Former Riverside Superior Court, Special Education Panel Member
  • M.A.D.D. "2000 Diligent Prosecutor Award"
  • Western State University College of Law Distinguished Student Award, 1998
  • The Wallace R. Davis Public Service Award, 1998
  • Wallace R. Davis Graduation Award for her Excellence in Public Service, 1998
  • Served on the School Bar Association (Western State University College of Law)
  • Chair Person for the Honor Code Committee (Western State University College of Law), 1998

Attorney Edwin Egelsee

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003


  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Center for Children's Rights Fellow
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: Sociology with an Emphasis on Social Psychology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Featured Presenter, 9th Annual Partnership Conference, 2004
  • Special Education Expert Featured on Channel 34 Television Show - 34 A Su Lado (34 At Your Side), 2005


  • Spanish (Primary)

Our son didn't have the most clear-cut case, but Danielle and her team worked tirelessly and effectively to get him the services he needed. We could not get our school team to move an inch to help our son, but having Danielle at our IEP changed everything! We cannot say enough - she is kind, incredibly smart, and she does not back down when it comes to a child in need. Sheila and the team do not miss a beat - the efficiency and communication were beyond excellent. Everyone at Augustin Egelsee treated two very stressed out parents with understanding, generosity and respect. We are eternally grateful - Danielle changed the trajectory of our son's school experience. She went above and beyond to see it all through.


We want to thank you for helping our family. Your wiliness to accept two very challenging cases was very courageous. Many professionals have been baffled by our boys' very unique needs. But you were ready for the challenge! Looking back since we hired you to help us, we've seen you and your wonderful staff work tirelessly on obtaining the needed services our boys deserved. What looked impossible for us several years ago has now been accomplished through your expertise, professionalism and diligence.

"Your command of the Court, is appreciated and we are thankful for your assistance."

"I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help with my daughter. She has a 3.8 GPA and is on track for graduating in June! She is even receiving two awards next week. I am so proud of her, and I truly appreciate all you and your staff did to help her through a rough time."

We are so grateful to you for your assistance. I look back on that time of almost one and a half years of service you gave us, and now it seems like it flashed by. You truly made the difficulty of confrontation very presentable with your professional and calm manner. Our sons are both now in better situations because of your help.

"I just want to thank you again for all of your efforts on my son's case yesterday. Clearly, you are very experienced and masterful in your craft."

My very first IEP was a nightmare! I was put in a position where I had to defend my son from individuals who were telling me that he didn't need special education services. Augustin Egelsee has been a true blessing. Their experience working with children with special needs shows true professionalism and passion in fighting for my child's rights.

"My husband and I would like to thank each of your for your tireless efforts in assisting us to get our son educationally placed. We feel this is a program that may finally help our son! One encouraging bit of information that was given to us is that WE DO NOT GIVE UP ON CHILDREN!"

"I have talked with many professionals who speak very highly of you and enjoy working with you."

-Social Worker

None of my sons would have received the services they needed to succeed if Augustin Egelsee hadn't work so hard to perform a great job on their behalf. They listened to our cries and saw our sons had suffered enough. They did not turn a blind eye but in turn opened the school and the districts eyes. Today I am proud to say our son in spite of everything he went through is an Honor Student 3 years in a row.

"Thank you for your commitment, passion and aggression to fight for my son's needs. I am blessed to have come across you."

"Thank you for everything that you do. I know we'll see the light at the end of this tunnel."

Our gratitude and appreciation is deep and truly is not describable in mere words. But for the sake of future clients who may be wondering if they want to invest in your legal services, we want you to share our letter of high recommendation with them.

"During my first call to your firm, I knew we were in the right hands."

"Thank you for helping us get our son the help he needs! It was an incredible experience working with your office."

There are no words to adequately describe my appreciation. Every day I can send this little boy to school with joy, happiness and excitement is a true testament to you. You have helped my child when I could not. So once again I say to you a simple "Thank you" filled with emotions beyond what my words can ever express.

THANK YOU! I owe you so much... you will never know how much I appreciate you for all you have done to help us get to where we are. Thank you for being so amazing!

Thank you for helping our daughter. You are angels from above. We did not have an easy case that's for sure. The fact that my daughter was getting passing grades and in great College Bound programs, the school did not feel the need for additional support. We were being brushed off for two years. I had taken every step possible, from contacting every teacher, administrative staff and the district. I finally had enough, I was referred to Augustin Egelsee, who came as very highly recommended.

You were definitely on it! Knowing it was a difficult case, you accepted the challenge. You worked hard and diligently at advocating for my daughter until getting her what she was entitled to and deserves. I love how you keep in touch, genuinely care, and are passionate and very professional at what you do. Thank you with all our heart! God bless you for helping families like ours. We were so frustrated until you came into our lives. For that I am eternally grateful! A MILLION TIMES THANK YOU!

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