Why the Boots?

Taking care of your family, taking care of your special needs child, taking care of your life – all require a steady, step by step approach to identifying your goals, implementing them, and maintaining them.

Red is a symbol of power.

The red boots are a metaphor for your power, control, and determination to do what needs to be done. We admire you and we are honored to help you.

Listen to Pam talk about her boots on the Texas Standard. 



Meet the attorneys

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Parents of children with special needs know they need more than good doctors and therapists to set the stage for a great and safe future for their kids. With attorney Pam Parker’s approach to solving the toughest worry parents face – “what will happen to my child when I’m gone?” – parents can actively take control of their child’s future and let go of the worry. An attorney long before she became the mother of her own special needs children, Pam is walking the same path and sharing what she knows about the law to help other parents like herself. Your child is unique, your family is unique, and when you plan with  Pam your plan will be unique, too.

Pam got her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1988.


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Hallie Hughes has been licensed as a lawyer in Massachusetts since 2008.  She started her law career as a law clerk for the Probate and Family Court. While clerking she dealt with issues relating to custody, guardianship, international removal cases, grandparent visitation, standing and termination of trusts.  Since then she has been a legal research and writing consultant and done pro bono work conciliating in the courts. In addition to the law, she is raising three spirited children. She has served several school and nonprofit boards, and is an elected  member of the Amherst Town Meeting.



Lauren headshotLauren J.  Zonderman

Lauren’s greatest passion is working with and for the benefit and best interests of children with autism and other developmental and neurological disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, and trauma.  This passion has led her to be both a licensed attorney in Massachusetts since 1992 AND a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Lauren received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston MA, and her Master of Special Education with ABA Concentration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is also an enthusiastic University of Michigan alumni, where she received her B.A. in Psychology. Lauren’s greatest asset is the combination of her uniquely specialized experience, huge heart, and warm smile. When not working, Lauren enjoys yoga, horseback riding, and the ocean.