Attorney Michael S. Pascazi Prevails at a “Fair Hearing” in a Child Protective Services Neglect Matter
Michael S. Pascazi, Esq., recently won a fair hearing on behalf of a client who was alleged to have committed child neglect by N.Y.S. Child Protective Service (CPS). Attorney Pascazi first sought and secured an administrative review of CPS’s finding of child neglect. The NYS Department of Social Services sustained CPS’s findings. Attorney Pascazi then commenced a “fair hearing” before an administrative law judge. Upon considering the evidence adduced at the hearing, the administrative law judge reversed CPS’s finding and cleared Attorney Pascazi’s client of any child neglect. Potential employers of Attorney Pascazi’s client will never be told of CPS’s original finding.