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Jonathan S. Corchnoy
has been practicing law for over  32 years in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and other states upon Court approval (including Delaware), is a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), and The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).


Prior to coming to the Philadelphia area after graduating from law school, he clerked with the United States Department of Justice, Tax division. He is a 1981 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and Allegheny College, in Meadville, PA. He spent his youth growing up in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


He is active in special education,personal injury,and elder law issues. He has had both six and seven figure verdicts. He has successfully litigated special education Due Process hearings, Incapacity hearings, and insurance disputes regarding a variety of issues. He has been involved in appellate litigation before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U. S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


He is active in helping parents of special needs children receive a free and appropriate public education as well as plan for their future personal and financial independence. He currently is a member of the Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the School Law Committee of the New Jersey Bar Association. He helps teach professional continuing education courses for Lorman Education Services. He has volunteered as an AARP Driver Safety Instructer. He is the father of a gifted child and a special needs child.


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Practice areas


  1. Education: 40%
    14 years, 200 cases
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    35 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    14 years, 100 cases
  4. Slip and Fall: 15%
    35 years, 500 cases
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    35 years, 200 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1515 Market St Ste 1510
Philadelphia, PA, 191021927


FLMember in Good Standing201506/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and attorneyLaw Offices of Jonathan S. Corchnoy2002 - Present
Federal ArbitratorU.S. District Court (E.D. PA.)2008 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Office of Jerome Taylor1985 - 2002
Common Pleas ArbitratorCourt Of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1982 - 2015
AttorneyLaw Office of the Honorable David Cohen, Councilman-at-large of the City of Philadelphia1981 - 1985
Law ClerkUnited State Department Of Justice Tax Division1980 - 1981
Law ClerkFederal Trade Commission, Bureau Of Competition1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Children's Rights CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Council of Parent Attorneys and AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyN/A2006 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember School Law Committee2006 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitN/A2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember of Exceptional Children's Committee2003 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of PennsylvaniaMember1981 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaMember and Court Arbitrator1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fisher v. Stafford Township BOE, No. 07-1891, 3rd Circuit Court of AppealsNJ District court opinion affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationThe Effect Of “Persistent Dangerous Schools” Under NCLB On Section 1983 Claims For Damages And Denial Of FAPE Claims Under IDEIA2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Allegheny CollegeEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Exceptional Children's Conference 2012Motions Pleading in Federal Court2012
Backpacks to Book BagsSpecial Education Law2012
Section 504 vs. the IDEA in PennsylvaniaSection 5042006
Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Special Education in PennsylvaniaThe Effect Of “Persistent Dangerous Schools” Under NCLB On Section 1983 Claims For Damages And Denial Of FAPE Claims Under IDEIA2005