We are pleased to announce that Devan Brothers, joins Law Offices of Hirji and Chau, LLP as an Associate Litigation Attorney. She brings to her role a passion for special education and disability rights law and more than 10 years of direct advocacy experience on behalf of children with disabilities and their families. Devan graduated in 2003 from Boston University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in History. She graduated from Southwestern Law School in 2016 and is a member of both the California and South Carolina State Bar Associations.
Prior to law school, Devan worked in California’s regional center system for more than six years. In that time, she saw the clear disparity in education for children with disabilities and spent the vast majority of her time assisting her clients in special education matters. It was this experience that drove the decision to return to law school to practice special education and disability rights law. During her time in law school, Devan represented children and their families in special education legal matters as a law clerk for the Learning Rights Law Center (LRLC), Public Counsel, the Children’s Rights Clinic at Southwestern Law School, and for Rosa Hirji and Jenny Chau, at the former RKH Law Firm. Most recently, Devan worked for the South Carolina Department of Education addressing statewide compliance concerns under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Devan’s commitment and passion for special education and disability rights law stems from her own family’s experience. She has a younger sister with a disability and has seen the challenges across several state systems personally. Devan is excited to return to California and thrilled to be joining the team at Law Offices of Hirji and Chau, LLP.