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 am focused on assisting families with special needs children to help them receive... more
I am focused on assisting families with special needs children to help them receive proper education and resouces in their schools. My experience as a civil litigator coupled with my experience working with school districts as a volunteer and advocate make me uniquely qualified to help families trying to navigate the education system on behalf of their speical needs child.
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.
Education Law Attorneys in cities near Pittsburgh, PA