Christina (Tina) Fitanides
Tina Fitanides has more than a decade of experience helping families who have children with special needs. She counsels and represents parents as they navigate the special education process with the goal of ensuring students receive appropriate services and support. She works with families through all aspects of the team process (including evaluations, initial and ongoing eligibility, IEP development, program and placement disputes, implementation issues) mediation, litigation at the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and settlement negotiation.
Before joining Moor, Perlman, and Gregg, Tina worked in private practice as a parent consultant assisting families through all aspects of advocating for their children’s special education needs. For nearly a decade prior to that Tina served as a Policy Analyst/Staff Attorney with Massachusetts Advocates for Children’s Disability Education Justice Initiative and Autism Center. Tina has also served as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central MA (now Community Legal Aid) where she worked on family/elder law issues.
Tina is currently an elected member of the Ashland School Committee, previously participated in the legislative committees for both the Family Law Task Force and the Governor’s Commission on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and is a former member of the Massachusetts Autism Commission’s subcommittee on services for 3-22-year-old’s. She also serves as a part-time Seasonal Attorney-Advisor with Harvard Law School’s Office of Public Interest Advising where she advises law students interested in pursuing public interest careers and careers in education law.