Inés Kuperschmit


Ines Kuperschmit is a Partner with Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill. Ms. Kuperschmit is a specialist in children’s rights and education law. She oversees the firm’s special education practice. Ms. Kuperschmit has extensive experience with the entire life cycle of special education disputes, from Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, Resolution Sessions, and Mediation through Due Process and litigation. Ms. Kuperschmit also handles California Department of Education and Office of Civil Rights complaints. Ms. Kuperschmit co-founded and ran a legal services nonprofit which trains and advocates for parents in the area of education civil rights. Ms. Kuperschmit brings her expertise working with parents and students to now assist school districts in quickly and equitably resolving education disputes. Previously Ms. Kuperschmit worked as a children’s rights lawyer focusing on complex cases at the intersection of the Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, mental health and Regional Center systems.

  • Adjunct Professor, Educational Advocacy, UCLA School of Law, 2009, 2010, 2015
  • Special Education Advocates Training (SEAT) Trainer, University of Southern California, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Child Advocacy and Social Policy, Antioch University, 2006
  • Latino Advisory Board Member, Common Sense Media 2015 – present
  • Board of Directors Member, Social Impact Fund 2017 – present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Skadden Fellow, 2002 – 2004
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Program in Public Interest Law and Policy), J.D., 2002
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Anthropology and Women’s Studies (High Distinction), 1998
  • State Bar of California (2003)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal

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