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Rebecca A. Young

Rebecca A. Young

Practice areas:

Education, Administrative Law, Litigation, Family, Adoption

About Me

Rebecca Young is a partner with KingSpry’s Education, Special Education, and Adoption/Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Practice Groups. She is a member of the bars of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Ms. Young is a member of the Children's Rights Committee, the Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee and PBA Women in the Profession Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is also a member of the Monroe County Bar Association.

Ms. Young began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge O'Brien in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. She then pursued a general law practice including work in family law, real estate transactions, civil litigation, bankruptcy, and education law. Prior to coming to KingSpry, Ms. Young was appointed to act as conflict counsel for Monroe County Children & Youth Services and served as solicitor to the Burnley Workshop of the Poconos, a rehabilitation service for people with disabilities. While based in the Poconos, she served for four years on the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Bar Foundation. 


Since relocating to the Lehigh Valley, she has continued to pursue her commitment to community service as a member of the Steering Committee of Project Child Lehigh Valley and was elected President of that group in 2012. This year, she and her husband Bruce served as celebrity chefs for the 2013 Diakon Dining Challenge.

Attorney Young earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law. While at Villanova, Ms. Young presented research papers to state and national conferences regarding child welfare issues and earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from MCP-Hahnemann University. In addition, she was an editor of the Law-Psychology program's newsletter and co-chaired the Law-Psychology speaker series. Ms. Young also participated in an externship with the Senior Citizen Judicare Project in which she assisted low-income senior citizens with legal concerns and provided estate planning services. Young also appeared in and directed productions of the Court Jesters, a student-run theater group while at Villanova.

Prior to attending law school, Young earned a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and worked for several years as a therapist in a residential school for special education students. While enrolled in law school, she continued to practice in the mental health field in Philadelphia.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Education: 50%
    11 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
  3. Adoption: 10%
    16 years
  4. Family: 10%
    16 years
  5. Litigation: 10%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Erin Duryea Gilsbach

    Atty. Young is excellent and very well-respected in her field. Her knowledge of education law is expansive, and her professionalism is unmatched. I would recommend her highly.

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    Erin Gilsbach Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC

One W Broad St Ste 700
Bethlehem, PA, 18018

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199905/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKing, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC2014 - Present
Senior CounselKing, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC2008 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Thomas F. Dirvonas2004 - 2008
Associate AttorneyAmroi & Riegel, LLC2000 - 2004
Law ClerkMonroe County Court of Common Pleas1999 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
PBA Children's Rights CommitteeMember2011 - Present
PBA Legal Services for Exceptional Children CommitteeMember2011 - Present
PBA Women in the Profession CommitteeMember2011 - Present
PBA Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities CommitteeMember2011 - 2013
Project Child Steering CommiteeMember2009 - Present
Diakon Adoption and Foster CareN/A2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Hahnemann UniversityClinical PsychologyM.A.1998
University of Massachusetts, AmherstCounseling PsychologyM.Ed.1990
University of Wisconsin, OshkoshPsychology, MusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Educational Advocacy for Dependent and Delinquent YouthSpecial Education for System Involved Youth2013
Current Issues for Child AdvocatesEducation Issues2013
Exceptional Children ConferenceSpecial Education Ethical Considerations2012
Current Issues for Child AdvocatesEthics PotPourri2012
Exceptional Children ConferenceTruancy/Nonattendance issues2011