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Frederick M. Stanczak

Education Attorney at Doylestown, PA

3.7   3 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 45 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Frederick

Learn Frederick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Education
    We provide expert counsel, advice and representation in matters concerning special education services to students with disabilities, disciplinary matters and other educational issues. We work with families to obtain a practical and effective remedy at an affordable rate. Attorney Stanczak has extensive experience in educational matters, and has obtained successful results for children with disabilities at all levels of the administrative and judicial process.

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    We provide expert and efficient representation an all matters pertaining to divorce, child custody and support. Our firm is committed to assisting clients through this process to achieve their goals.

    32 years, 200 cases

  3. Estate planning

  4. Social Security & Disability
    Our goal is to guide clients through the Social Security appeal process efficiently and successfully. Attorney Stanczak has obtained disability benefits for hundreds of clients. His insight in disability law is informed by having brought class action litigation against the Social Security Administration to address systemic failure to apply the law. Our firm treats each client with respect and dignity. Call us for a free assessment of your case.

    43 years, 2,000 cases



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Law Offices of Frederick M. Stanczak
179 N Broad Street
Doylestown, PA, 18901


3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Amy | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than "just a lawyer"
My family and I were in need of an advocate in education law. Never in a million years did we ever think we would be in that situation. We felt the odds were against us and my son was not getting the education he needed. From the first appointment we knew we found someone who not only had expert knowledge of PA Education law but also had a heart of gold. His compassion and knowledge provided us an opportunity to stand up and truly advocate for our son in ways we were unable to do prior. Although we did end up in a courtroom we finally received the best end result. Fred knew how to get the job done! My son now has an opportunity to receive his education in the manner that is best suited for him. The school district has finally acknowledged his disability. Without Fred this would not have happened. Fred takes the time to explain everything to you in detail and really cares about you. It wasn't so much about "winning" as much as it was about getting the best result for my son. Nobody truly "wins" in court but I am proud to say my son has won the right to his education without being penalized for a disability outside anyone's immediate control. As parents we were ill equipped to navigate this process without having an advocate like Fred. Looking back to the first appointment in his office when we were in so much despair I remember leaving with a glimmer of hope. Where we are today as a family is truly amazing. We were able to succeed. Best of all our son is thriving! Saying thank you is simply not enough. I hope others who are in need of an expert in education law can also partner with Fred. Fred will get the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2013
Awesome, available, reasonable and knowledgable. What more could you ask for?
I can't stress enough about what a wonderful attorney Mr. Stanczak is. His retainer fee is very reasonable compared to most of the attorneys in the area. He is available most days and will work around your schedule and if needed, he will meet with you on the weekend. He listens to your concerns and and will advise accordinglly. Our child has greatly benefited from his services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lacks knowledge, overcharges and takes forever to do simple tasks
Lacks knowledge, overcharges and takes forever to do simple tasks. Simply not concerned or caring about your case, period. Then he will overcharge you and charge 1.5 hours consultation that he initially said was free. Difficult to deal with. Says he will do this, and does the opposite
Response from Frederick Stanczak March 30, 2017
I am sorry you are dissatisfied with my services. Your description is inconsistent with the level of service that I provide as yours is the only negative comment ever posted. I am happy to discuss your concerns, including your concern with payment of your bill, offline.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Law
  • Syracuse University College Of Law
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Liitigation Director
  • Legal Servcies of Central New York
  • 1989 - 1999
  • Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow
  • Susquehnna Legal Servcies
  • 1978 - 1984


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • St Norbert College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • S.K. v. Upper Moreland School District, ODR No. 1548 11-12 (PA 2012)
  • Favorable Decision for clients.
  • Montgomery County Intermediate Unit No. 23 v. C.M., No. 2012 cv-1608 (E.D. Pa)
  • Favorable administrative decision, partial appeal and couterclaims pending.
  • P.E. v. Ithaca City School District
  • Favorable ruling in Federal District Court allowing child to participate in regular education setting.
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  • Lenape Valley Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Impact of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual on the IDEA and Section 504
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • State and Federal Laws Impacting FERPA and PPRA
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Overview of Law Regarding Discipline of Special Education Students
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Unraveling the Requirements of The Individuals With Disabilities Act
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights
  • Impact of the Patriot Act on Special Education Administration, Family Rights and Privacy Act
  • 2013
  • Comply With the Latest Special Education Laws to Avoid Liability
  • Summary of Special Education Provisions Regarding Discipline of Special Education Students
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania School Law Update
  • Unraveling the Requirements of The Individuals With Disabilities Act
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Frederick
Education Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had many cases with Attorney Stanczak. He is knowledgeable in the law, and is a talented litigator. In addition, Attorney Stanczak pursues reasonable and fair resolution of matters when possible, to avoid unnecessary delay and litigation costs to the parties."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Frederick. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Mr. Stanczak in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent attorney. I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Education Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Fred is knowledgable, experienced and highly committed to achieving positive results for his clients."
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Doylestown Education Lawyer Frederick M. Stanczak
Frederick M. Stanczak
Education Attorney
Doylestown, PA
Licensed for 45 years
Free Consultation
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