Isaac Ersoff, Esq.
Isaac is one of America’s top authorities in special education law
and education law. He has served variously as legal counsel, expert, consultant,
professor, and presenter – throughout the U.S. and Israel –
regarding the areas of education law, special education law, educational
program development, and educational policy and reform.
Isaac also has years of experience in the other areas he emphasizes: estate
planning, litigation, business law, employment law.
In addition to legal practice, Isaac’s background is extensive and
diverse. He attended the Eastman School of Music and played professionally
with several symphonies and chamber ensembles. Crossing-over to electronic
and experimental music, he was the bass player in Scraping Teeth, named
“Worst Band in America” by SPIN Magazine in 1993.
In education, Isaac experience includes working as a professor, administrator,
disabilities coordinator, and teacher in both the United States and Israel,
and was Director of Foreign Relations and Director of Research for the
Israeli LearningDisabilities Association.
In the corporate world, Isaac served as in-house counsel for the Oregon
Brewing Company, (better known as Rogue Ales), then became manager of
sales, and finally president of the spirits division.
Isaac is also active with regard to religion and pro-Israel advocacy. He
began with rabbinical studies, broadened to interfaith studies and history
of religion, and is ordained as an Interfaith Minister (i.e., inclusive
of all faiths). He has conducted extensive research in both the US and
Israel on the histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He has taught
about the Mid-East at several universities, and continues to teach and
makes presentations about historical and modern aspects of these issues
for religious and community organizations in both the US and Israel.
Isaac is married. He and his wife, Resa, moved to Oregon in 1992, lived
on the Oregon Coast and in Central Oregon for 14 years, moved to Israel
for 6 years, and returned to the Oregon Coast in 2012. He was born in
Miami, Florida, and she was born in Springfield, Missouri. He earned his
B.S.Ed from the University of Miami, his M.S.Ed. from Western Oregon University,
and both a J.D. and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Willamette
University College of Law.