Tere Ramos—Education, Social Security disability and long term disability lawyer

Tere Ramos focuses her practice on education and disability benefits law. In addition to fighting for the financial future of persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities, she represents children with special needs and their families, as well as students who have faced bullying, harassment, or civil rights violations in school.

Ms. Ramos received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and her law degree from Boston College Law School. She is admitted to the State Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the to United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. A native speaker of Spanish and English, she is also fluent in Portuguese, Italian, and French and has a working knowledge of Chinese, German, and Russian.

An Experienced Advocate

Ms. Ramos has received wide recognition for her legal work on behalf of persons with disabilities. Her awards include a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship, the Boston College Law School Dean’s Award for Diversity, BC Law’s Excellence in Pro Bono Service Award, and the Federation for Children with Special Needs Parent Leadership Award. The Boston Business Journal/El Planeta named her to the “Powermeter 100” list of Massachusetts’ most influential people for Latinos in 2012 and 2015.

Ms. Ramos has extensive experience guiding parents through the special education process and resolving disputes with districts in cost-effective ways. She has helped hundreds of families through her work as a special education attorney at the Disability Law Center and as the Executive Director of Special Education Advocates, which she founded in 2009. As the state’s Language Access Attorney at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, she fought successfully for the language access rights of non-native English speakers through large-scale litigation in education and other areas.


We understand what it means to have a child with a disability That’s why we’re dedicated to helping all children get the education they deserve. Watch the video to see how attorney Tere Ramos’s personal experience strengthened her resolve to help others.