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Education attorney Elizabeth Rho-Ng has emerged as a leader within her field. As a Shareholder at the San Francisco-based full-service education law firm Dannis Woliver Kelley (DWK), Ms. Rho-Ng chairs the Special Education and Student Issues Practice Group. As such, Ms. Rho-Ng advises her colleagues and clients alike on a broad range of education-based legal matters, including discipline, attendance issues, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination against students based on disability. Elizabeth Rho-Ng is active in training and counseling members of educational agencies on myriad special education issues. In 2010, she presented at the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA) Southern Section Annual Fall Conference. The symposium focused on at-risk students and how their schools and greater communities can best serve them. Within this context, Ms. Rho-Ng spoke about how to meet the needs of aggressive students with disabilities in the safest ways possible, as well as how to protect personnel working with such students from liability. In addition, Elizabeth Rho-Ng has written articles on topics including special education transportation, the legal requirements of classroom volunteers working with special education students, and the key components pertaining to least-restrictive environment (LRE). Her work has been published online at, and as part of the training series for, a risk-management services company. Ms. Rho-Ng is a resident of California’s East Bay Area. The law offices of DWK are located at 71 Stevenson Street, 19th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105. Ms. Rho-Ng can be reached by phone at (415) 543-4111.

Work experience

Oct 2001Present


Dannis Woliver Kelley
Aug 2000Sep 2001

Staff Attorney

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jul 2003Dec 2000

Administrative/Legal Assistant

Springs Rivin Detwiler Dudnick & Stikker
Dec 1994Dec 1995

English Teacher

English Language Services



Aug 1997May 2000


Northeastern University School of Law
Jun 1990May 1993


The University of Texas at Austin