Joseph Montgomery earned his J.D. Degree from Widener University School of Law.... more
Joseph Montgomery earned his J.D. Degree from Widener University School of Law. Widener Law honored Mr. Montgomery with the outstanding service award as well as the pro bono distinction for his work in the community. Mr. Montgomery soon joined the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted criminals for many successful years, spending most every day battling in court rooms. ... view profile
Erin Gilsbach is the Director of Professional Education and Policy Development at... more
Erin Gilsbach is the Director of Professional Education and Policy Development at King Spry Herman Freund & Faul, LLC. Attorney Gilsbach plans and designs the curriculum for the Greyfriars Institute’s professional development seminars, which address a variety of pertinent legal issues for educators and administrators, including both special education and regular education topics. Attorney Gi... view profile
An Emmy Award-winning former news anchor and investigative reporter, Dave Frankel... more
An Emmy Award-winning former news anchor and investigative reporter, Dave Frankel turned his attention to law after enjoying a broadcast news career that spanned more than 25 years. While he began his legal career representing broadcasters and other creative professionals as an attorney with Montgomery, McCracken, Walker Rhoads in Philadelphia, Daves dedication to the needs of children and the... view profile
Dennis B. Rafferty is a founding partner at the firm and concentrates his practice... more
Dennis B. Rafferty is a founding partner at the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and school law. Mr. Rafferty has 35 years of experience in state and federal courts and is a member of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Mr. Rafferty recei... view profile
Joyce Novotny-Prettiman is an associate at the firm. She is a member of the... more
Joyce Novotny-Prettiman is an associate at the firm. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Westmoreland, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court. Ms. Novotny-Prettiman earned her B.A. in 1997 from Seton Hill College (summa cum laude) and her law degree from Duquesne University in 2000. ... view profile
I'm a musician and music lover, husband, dad of 2 great boys (one an Aspie), autism... more
I'm a musician and music lover, husband, dad of 2 great boys (one an Aspie), autism advocate, MS advocate, big fan of British TV comedies, cook, technogeek, and major objective is to laugh and make others laugh (in other words, a closet stand up comic).
Education laws relate to how our schools operate. They cover matters like educational standards, school district and school board authority, student attendance, discipline, and dress code requirements. An education lawyer advises school districts and school boards and represents them in disputes with students, teachers, and parents. Education lawyers also represent parents who have issues with their children's education. For example, if you think your child has been improperly suspended from school, an education lawyer will help you determine if challenging the suspension is within your legal rights.