In 1988 Steven Wyner began advocating for the special education needs of his oldest son, involving him in extensive legal research and analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), the California Education Code, and federal and state law regulations promulgated under such laws. In 1993 he opened his own law office, focusing on special education law. Since then he has represented hundreds of children and their families in connection with various special education issues in litigation before the California Special Education Hearing Office, the federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Wyner graduated King Hall Law School at the University of California, Davis in June 1977, where he was named a member of the Order of the Coif and served as an Editor on the Law Review. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable William P. Gray, United States District Court Judge. He received an LL.M. from New York University in 1981. He practiced law at various law firms including Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman, Kuchel & Silbert, and as a sole practitioner, before forming the firm of Wyner & Tiffany in February 2003.