Linaja Mikalonis


Linaja loves books. A self-proclaimed lifelong learner, she completed high school early and began college at the age of 16. In 2012, she became the first in her family to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Linaja believes that education—both formal and informal—is empowering for all people.

She brings the core conviction that learning changes lives to her work as an attorney at the California Special Needs Law Group. 

Linaja first felt called to special education law while participating in the Special Education Advocacy Clinic at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Linaja joined the CSNLG team in 2017. Since that time, Linaja has helped families obtain truly individualized education programs by attending IEP meetings, mediations, and due process hearings on behalf of individuals with exceptional needs.  

Linaja currently resides in Iowa, where she spends her time reading, writing, and watching corn grow.