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Rebecca A. Young

Education Attorney at Bethlehem, PA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

As a Partner and Attorney with KingSpry’s Family Law/Adoption and Education/Special Educaiton departments, I understand that when it comes to legal matters, few areas are as personal and important to us as those that affect our children and our family lives. Issues related to custody, adoption, foster care, and guardianship require not only a highly effective legal expert, but a lawyer who can treat clients with compassion and understanding. This is what drew me to concentrate my practice in areas of law that address the needs of children and families, and this is what drives me to give every client personalized and exceptional service.

I worked as a masters-level therapist for several years before returning to school in a dual degree program in law and psychology.  I completed a second master's degree and additional clinical experience before deciding the practice of law gave me more of the kind of opportunity I was seeking to help people dealing with life transitions and family matters.

This clinical background still serves me as a lawyer, giving me an insight into my clients’ lives and a broader perspective to draw from when helping resolve their legal matters. My studies in child development inform the guidance I provide to clients regarding how to safeguard the child’s best interest in custody and other issues.

While I am always focused on fulfilling my obligation to pursue my clients’ goals, my passion for child welfare leads me to approach custody, foster care, and other legal issues with the best interest of the child in mind. I offer counsel that helps families consider how the decisions they are making will impact the children involved.

My goal as a lawyer is to help my clients consider a broad range of options, make informed decisions, and achieve the quickest and best resolution to their legal matters as possible. To do this, I combine my strong legal expertise and clinical background with a passion for helping families through what are often very emotionally charged circumstances.


King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
One W Broad St Ste 700
Bethlehem, PA, 18018


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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Shelby | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would absolutely recommend Rebecca!
I hired Rebecca as my divorce attorney this year. My husband made the decision to leave our marriage and our two teenage sons and I needed to protect myself and my children. I knew that I wanted to make sure things didn't get ugly but also needed someone to stand up for my boys and I . Rebecca was the perfect choice. She listened to me and how I wanted to proceed with custody as well as division of assets etc. Communication with Rebecca and her assistant were spot on and I never felt lost or in the dark. Although divorce is a painful process , Rebecca ensured that I was good with all the proceedings. I am very thankful to have had Rebecca in my corner and would absolutely recommend ( and have ) her to others that may be going through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2013
Great Resource for School/Educational Law
Rebecca has been instrumental in supporting a comprehensive view of individual cases. Her technical expertise is well matched with an understanding and appreciation for the practical application of law at the classroom, school building and distirct level.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2013
Special Education Law
Ms. Young is very responsive to our school district's needs. She answers our questions/concerns in a very timely manner and seeks input from her colleagues when an especially challenging situation arises. Ms. Young works with us in a calm, matter-of-fact manner with fairness to both sides. Her legal advice has been accurate and thoughtful.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Thomas F. Dirvonas
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Amori & Riegel, LLC
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Monroe County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Hahnemann University
  • M.A.
  • 1998
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.Ed.
  • 1990
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Diakon Child, Family and Community Ministries
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • PBA Children's Rights Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • PBA Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • PBA Women in the Profession Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Community Services for Children
  • Board member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • PBA Legal Services to Persons with Disabilities Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Project Child
  • Steering Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Exceptional Children Conference
  • Truancy/Nonattendance issues
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
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Education Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Becky for a number of years, both as opposing counsel and through PA Bar presentations. Becky is not only knowledgeable about the and reasonable about positions, but importantly, she is compassionate to both sides of the issues, which is critical in our field. She is a great attorney who is a pleasure to work with in any matter."
Education Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As an attorney for parents in special education cases, I have had several cases in which Ms. Young was counsel for the school district. I found her to be a tough and knowledgeable advocate, who is effective in finding a resolution of difficult and complex issues. Ms. Young's knowledge of the law and negotiating skills allow the parties to resolve legal disputes without engaging in costly and protracted litigation. I highly recommend her based on her professionalism, knowledge and legal skills."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Becky and I work together regularly on family and estate matters within our firm. I can positively say that she is an attorney that I enjoy working with because she is someone I trust as a fellow attorney in these areas and she is always ready to fight for the best interests of our clients. I endorse her 100%."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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