Heather M. Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A.
Heather M. Hulse, J.D., M.S., M.A. is a shareholder with McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. in their Scranton area office where she contributes her diverse educational and professional background. She has been a member of the firm since May of 1999.
Ms. Hulse’s practice consists of Special Education Law. With fifteen years of experience, she has broad knowledge in the area of Special Education. In addition, Ms. Hulse’s extensive background in the area of psychology provides her with considerable understanding of students with learning differences.
While pursuing her Juris Doctor, Ms. Hulse was a student attorney at the Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia where she developed a research proposal on measurable outcomes and strategies for child advocacy for children with special education needs. The purpose of the proposal was to evaluate the work of child advocate attorneys and to achieve improved quality of special education for children involved with the child welfare system. As part of her Master’s program at Drexel University, Ms. Hulse presented on “Factors Determining the Efficacy of Alternative Education Programs” at the American Psychological Law Society Conference.
In addition to her current legal practice, Ms. Hulse has extensive experience in psychology, including the administration of forensic psychological evaluations and providing therapy to children and adolescents.
Ms. Hulse lives in Lackawanna County with her husband and two children.
- Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2004
- Drexel University, M.S. (Clinical Psychology), 2004
- Marywood University, M.A. (Psychology), 1998
- West Virginia University, B.A. (Psychology), minor in Sociology, 1996
- Special Education Law