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Attorney

Location:
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
August 29, 2018

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EDUCATION

Temple University Employee Benefits Certificate Program August 2017 – Present

Enrolled in Master level Employee Benefits program to gain subject matter expertise in benefits, compensation (including executive compensation), and general welfare programs.

Courses covered: Qualified Employee Benefit Programs, Introduction to Employee Benefits, Taxation of Executive Compensation.

GPA 3.8.

Expected Date of Certificate Completion: 2018

Villanova University School of Law Class of 2014

Juris Doctor; GPA: 3.1 Villanova, PA

Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Penn State University Class of 2011

College of Liberal Arts State College, PA

B.A. with distinction in International Politics; GPA: 3.9.

Minor in Environmental Studies.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania and New Jersey

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Frankel & Kershenbaum, LLC March 2015-April 2017

Associate Attorney Bryn Mawr, PA

Represented children and families in special education law, school discipline, truancy, and juvenile justice matters.

Represented college, graduate, and post-graduate students in a variety of matters involving discrimination, academic and student conduct discipline, and constitutional rights violations.

Counseled clients on their legal rights, including underlying medical and benefit needs.

Negotiated directly with prosecutors and experienced opposing counsel representing school districts, colleges and universities to secure the best possible outcomes and settlements for clients.

Drafted complaints, responses to answers, motions, legal briefs, and discovery requests.

Reviewed settlement agreements to ensure that client rights and benefits were protected.

Independently handled Due Process hearings before PA Office of Dispute Resolution.

Analyzed student records, medical records, and case-related email correspondence.

Represented clients in juvenile court proceedings, magisterial district court proceedings, and at Section 504/IEP team meetings.

Conducted legal research on a variety of issues related to education law, benefits law, federal laws prohibiting discrimination by institutions receiving federal funding, and state criminal laws.

Pierce & Hughes, P.C. August 2014-February 2015

Law Clerk Media, PA

Drafted a supporting memorandum of law for a child custody relocation hearing.

Summarized depositions in personal injury cases.

Research municipal tax, worker’s compensation and mechanic’s lien issues for partners.

Delaware County District Attorney’s Office May 2013-May 2014

Certified Legal Intern Media, PA

Represented the Commonwealth in magisterial district courts across Delaware County.

Managed an average docket of 20-30 cases per day.

Worked closely with local and state police officers, county detectives, lab personnel,

experienced criminal defense attorneys, and public defenders to coordinate preliminary hearings and negotiate waivers.

Examined lay and expert witnesses in felony and misdemeanor cases.

Researched criminal law questions and sentencing issues for trial team prosecutors.

Delaware Department of Justice-Office of the Attorney General Summer 2012

Law Clerk for the Criminal and Family Division Wilmington, DE

Authored inter-office memoranda about criminal and family law issues,

including the Delaware elder abuse law, the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment search warrant requirement, and the authentication requirements for getting social media posts admitted as substantive evidence.

Drafted pretrial motions and answers for Deputy Attorney Generals, including a motion to

squash a subpoena in a homicide case and a response to a motion to suppress a pretrial witness identification of a suspect in an armed robbery prosecution.

Assisted Deputy Attorney Generals with juvenile arraignments in family court.

Interviewed witnesses and reviewed trial transcripts.

Congressman Patrick Meehan-District Office Summer 2011

Staff Intern Springfield, PA

Helped staff members provide constituents with services and advice regarding immigration, Medicare, Social Security and Veterans Affairs matters.

Compiled a federal and state grant guidebook.

Researched the structure and effectiveness of veterans court programs across the country.

Responded to constituent letters and phone calls.

Delaware Department of Justice-Office of the Attorney General Summer 2010

Intern for the Civil Division Wilmington, DE

Summarized transcripts from trials and public meetings

Researched environmental legal issues for the Deputy Attorney Generals serving as advisors to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

PUBLICATIONS

• “Divorce in a Special Needs Family.” MetroKids Magazine, August 2015 Issue.



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