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An Emmy® Award-winning former weatherman, 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, Dave’s dedication to the needs of children and their families led to the launch of Frankel & Kershenbaum in 2009. While continuing to represent members of the media, Dave spends much of his time advising his clients on special education issues, bullying, civil rights, LGBT matters and personal injury.

Dave’s special needs education work includes legal counseling and representation for parents, federal and state litigation, due process hearings, discipline matters and a wide range of related legal needs. His children-centered personal injury practice is designed to protect kids who suffer birth injuries, school and playground injuries, injuries caused by restraint devices, assaults, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, sexual assault and head injuries. Dave is also passionate about protecting the Constitutional rights of children when they are faced with bullying, racial, sexual, religious or other discrimination, disabilities, First Amendment violations or other civil rights infringements. Similarly, he handles LGBT-related matters, including harassment and discrimination, for children and adults.

Dave has served as an adjunct professor of contract drafting at Villanova University School of Law and currently sits on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Not surprisingly, his passion for public service focuses on education and the needs of children: he is a spokesman for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and serves as the host for Alex’s Original Lemonade Stand each June and the auctioneer for the Lemon Ball in January. Dave helped establish the Magnolia School for Autistic Children, and served on the boards of directors of Leadership Philadelphia and the Radnor Educational Foundation.

As a broadcast news professional, Dave was a well-known investigative reporter, weatherman and news anchor. He is perhaps best known as Philadelphia’s CBS-3 News Anchor and 6-ABC’s weather anchor.

Dave is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a 2006 cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. In 2010 and 2011, he was recognized by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star. Dave lives in Delaware County with his wife, Marjie. They have three children.


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Practice areas


  1. Education: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Media: 5%


Payment types:

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  • August J. Ober IV

    Over the years Dave has not only been a worthy adversary but also an excellent source of legal knowledge. He is a refined and skilled attorney with the unique ability to be friendly, caring and genuine, while remaining a stern and vigorous advocate for his clients. Dave is a respected member of his community, a credit to the legal profession and a person I am always proud to call a friend.


    August Ober Car accident Attorney
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    I worked closely with Dave when he was at Montgomery McCracken and endore Dave


    Daniel O'Meara
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Frankel & Kershenbaum, LLC

1230 County Line Road
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberFrankel & Kershenbaum, LLC2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorVillanova University School Of Law2010 - 2010
Litigation AttorneyMontgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP2006 - 2009
Freelance ReporterESPN2005 - 2006
News AnchorCBS-31997 - 2001
Weather Anchor & Investigative Reporter6-ABC1984 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
EASI FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
Alex's Lemonade Stand FoundationVolunteer2002 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2010
Radnor Educational FoundationFormer Board of Directors2002 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Special EducationBoth resolved and pending
Higher EducationSettled and Pending
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Publication nameTitleDate
MetroKids2010 Special Needs Law Update2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Dartmouth CollegeGovernmentA.B.1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Straight Talk" with Nick LawrenceSpecial Education Law...A Child's Rights2015
National Conference, Miami, FLFull Day Training on School Bullying2012
40th Education Law ConferenceSocial Media Use in Special Education2012
Bullying CLE - Public Policy PanelBullying2011
Representing Talent in Television and MediaHow To Be An Agent2008
Attorneys & Reporters - Ethical and Effective CommunicationsLaw and the Media2007