Advancing the Educational Rights of students with disabilities

OUR TEAM

SURISA E. RIVERS
SPECIAL EDUCATION ATTORNEY
SARAH M. GROSS

SPECIAL EDUCATION ATTORNEY

Sarah Gross joined Rivers Law Office in 2014. Since then, she has successfully handled numerous special education matters on behalf of students with disabilities. She brings a breadth of knowledge, passionate advocacy, and professionalism to each of her cases. Sarah’s practice includes cases involving a wide range of disabilities and educational needs, particularly focusing on early childhood education, autism spectrum disorders, speech and language impairments, behavioral issues, and vision and hearing impairments. She handles cases throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties.

Sarah received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where she completed a concentration in Public Interest Law, with honors. She received a B.A. in Government and graduated magna cum laude with departmental honors and Phi Beta Kappa from University of Redlands in Redlands, California.

Sarah is a member of the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


In her free time, Sarah enjoys practicing yoga and taking ballet class as she has since she was four years old. She is a proud pet-parent of her three cats, Charlie, Lucky, and Scully.

Surisa Rivers started practicing special education law in 2004. Her mission is to help as many students with disabilities as possible to fully access and enjoy their education. 

Surisa has worked for the majority of her career as a lawyer devoted to advancing the educational rights of students with disabilities.


With a strong background in public interest law, Surisa started her own law practice at the beginning of 2013. Since then, Surisa has successfully represented hundreds of students with disabilities within Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange Counties. 


Surisa is filled with deep appreciation each day she is able to work on behalf of students with disabilities and their families. The dedication and efforts of the parents she has met over the years inspire her to work harder and more creatively with each passing year to bring about the needed services and educational environment for the development, growth and happiness of their children.


Surisa spends most of her free time playing with and raising her two beautiful daughters, Gracie and Payton, along with her supportive and encouraging husband, Armand.  

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