M. Tess O’Brien-Heinzen practices with Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, in the firm’s School Law, Litigation, and Non-Profit Practice Groups. She provides legal consultation to school districts and postsecondary institutions with an emphasis on special education and disability law. In addition, she provides consultation to parents and individuals on federal laws relating to food allergies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on issues regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She clerked for two years for the late Justice William A. Bablitch on the Wisconsin Supreme Court before starting private practice.