Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Biographical Information

Robert B. Gidding, Esq. grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey where he attended the public schools and was a guitarist and tennis player.  He attended Oberlin College in Ohio and then obtained his B.A. and M.A. in political science from Rutgers University.  After school, he worked for the New Jersey Legislature for one year and then spent three years working for the New York City Commission on Human Rights as an investigator and conference officer.

Mr. Gidding then obtained his law degree, a J.D., from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ where he earned the academic honor of being chosen as a member of the Law Review.  In the next eight years, he worked as a lawyer in large law firms and law departments in New Jersey and Philadelphia. 

In 1990, Mr. Gidding started his own solo law practice and has been practicing since then in his own firm concentrating in cases involving children:  family law, custody, child support, child welfare, child protective services and education, both regular and special education.  In the past several years, he has concentrated in special education law exclusively representing parents of special needs children through all phases of the special education process including due process hearings and federal court litigation.  He has represented parents in many school districts including Philadelphia and its surrounding counties AND in New Jersey.  He has attended and contributed to many training's of lawyers and parent advocates and has received advanced attorney training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).