Karen Ford Edler

Karen Ford Edler

New Jersey State Bar

Woodcliff Lake, NJ


  • user-graduate Education New York Law School
  • Experience 37 years of experience year
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Offers Free Consultation & Video Conferencing

Practice Areas

Education Law
Real Estate Law
Estate Planning
Employment Law
Social Security Disability
Landlord Tenant
Civil Rights
Education Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey
    Since 1984

Spoken Languages

  • English

Working hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Video Conferencing

FaceTime Zoom


Karen Edler is the founder of the Price, Meese, Shulman & D'Arminio, P.C. Education Law Group. She advocates for parents and students to obtain a free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), Section 504 & related laws. Ms. Edler's services include reviewing Individual Education Plans (“IEP”) & Section 504 Plans, attending meetings and filing due process petitions when necessary. Ms. Edler represents students with any educational issues including academic issues, school disciplinary cases, bullying cases and collegiate academic and disciplinary matters. Ms. Edler handles special needs planning, Special Needs Trusts, guardianship applications & social security appeals. Ms. Edler is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s School Law Committe & the New Jersey Special Education Practitioners group. Ms. Edler works as a pro bono attorney and mentor for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. In 2019, Ms. Edler served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Hamer, J.S.C. Ms. Edler earned her law degree, cum laude, from New York Law School & was Managing Editor of the NYLS Journal of International and Comparative Law. Ms. Edler is a cum laude graduate of Dickinson College. Ms. Edler also practices commercial real estate, corporate transactions & commercial leasing. Ms. Edler served as the Public Defender in a local municipality. Ms. Edler is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, the District Court of New Jersey, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the District Court of the Southern District of New York, the Tax Court, and the US Supreme Court.Karen Edler was selected to 2021 list of AV Preeminent lawyers. This award is conferred by Martindale-Hubbell. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.martindale.com/ratings-and-reviews/. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professional Experience

  • School Law committee member
    New Jersey State Bar
    2013 - Current

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association School Law Committee
    2014 - Current


  • New York Law School
    J.D. | Labor Law
    1981 - 1984


  • 44th Tribute to Women of INfluence (TWIN) Honoree
    YWCA Northern New Jersey


  • Home Instruction A Practitioner's Guide
    New Jersey Lawyer
    April 1, 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • The Essentials of Representing Children in Special Education Matters, Rutger's School of Law - Newark


  • Free Consultation Short initial telephone call to determine if paid consultation or representation is needed.
  • Credit Cards Accepted Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information Fees may be paid by eCheck and debit cards.