Mr. Qamer is an experienced litigator who has tried numerous special education cases before administrative tribunals and criminal cases in New York City courts. After graduation from Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Qamer was an assistant District Attorney at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office where he was part of a unit responsible for prosecuting crimes occurring within or around Brooklyn public schools. He tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases and was designated to prosecute all crimes occurring against school safety officers.
Mr. Qamer then joined the NYC Department of Education as a litigation attorney where he exclusively represented the DOE in special education cases. He tried numerous impartial hearings and negotiated settlement of hundreds of cases. He also regularly advised and counseled the DOE staff and provided training seminars on special education issues. Mr. Qamer moved on to represent Long Island school districts in special education matters for approximately five years at a well known law firm. Since joining the firm, he has concentrated on representing parents in all aspects of special education matters from appearances at CSE meetings, to negotiation of settlements, to litigation at Impartial Hearings. Mr. Qamer is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York School Boards Association. He resides on Long Island with his wife and three children.