Committee Bio

Nelson Mar

Office Address
Legal Services NYC - Bronx
349 E 149th St, 10th Fl
Bronx, NY 10451

Phone: 718-928-3756
Fax: 718-402-7566

Nelson Mar is a senior staff attorney and education law specialist at Bronx Legal Services. His practice includes both Education Law and Social Security Disability Law with prior experience in labor/employment and community economic development. Nelson is also the acting coordinator for the Legal Services NYC’s citywide Education Law Task Force and was named a member to a subcommittee of Mayor de Blasio’s School Climate Leadership Team.


Nelson has represented hundreds of families in administrative proceedings before the New York City Department of Education regarding special education services, bullying, 504 services, student suspensions and school safety transfers. Nelson has also worked with numerous parent groups to improve school governance and accountability. He was the lead attorney in TH et. al. v. Farina et. al., a federal lawsuit challenging the practice by NYC schools of sending students to hospital emergency rooms for disruptive behaviors.

Nelson received a dual degree JD & MSW from the University at Buffalo and his BA from Binghamton University.