Judith C. Saltzman: Lawyer with Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.

Judith C. Saltzman

Attorney Judith C. Saltzman practices special education law on behalf of children with disabilities. Previously, Judy served as an Impartial Hearing Officer for special education appeals in Ohio.

Judy joined Hickman & Lowder as an associate in 2000 and became a shareholder in 2005. Before moving to the Cleveland area, Judy practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts, for over fifteen years, specializing in disability, public health, and public entitlement programs. As a Senior Attorney for Health and Disability at Greater Boston Legal Services, she represented clients in administrative forums and in federal and state court. She also worked as an Assistant Attorney General under former Massachusetts Attorney General James Shannon, and as Deputy General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Prior to law school, Judy worked as a kindergarten teacher in the Chicago public schools.

Judy was the first recipient of Greater Boston Legal Services’ Memorial Service Award for Outstanding Client Advocacy, presented for her leadership in class action litigation on behalf of persons with disabilities. She also serves on the board of the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

Judy graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a B.A. in history from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She is admitted to the state bars of Ohio and Massachusetts, the Federal Bar, Northern District of Ohio, Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


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Practice Areas

  • Special Education
  • Elder Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 216-861-0360
Fax: 216-861-3113
University Wesleyan University, B.A., 1970
Law SchoolNortheastern University, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Massachusetts; 1975, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1998, Ohio; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Memberships Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Bar Associations.

Recipient, Greater Boston Legal Services Memorial Service Award for Outstanding Client Advocacy. Former Impartial Hearing Officer, Ohio Department of Education, Office of Procedural Safeguards. Former Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Former Senior Attorney for Health and Disability Law, Greater Boston Legal Services. Former Deputy General Counsel for Long Term Care, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Member: Board of Directors, Julie Billiart School; International Dyslexia Association; Coalition of Parents, Advocates and Attorneys.

Reported CasesAvery v. Heckler, 672 F.2d 158 (1st. Cir. 1985) and 797 F. 2d 19 (1st Cir. 1986).
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Judith C. Saltzman

1300 East 9th Street, Suite 1020
ClevelandOH 44114-1514


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