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The law firm of Frankel & Kershenbaum is dedicated to serving the legal needs of children and their families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Based in Delaware County, PA., Frankel & Kershenbaum is the law firm of choice for:

 
Our lawyers provide skilled, thoughtful representation.  They combine the sophistication found in a large law firm with the personal attention and outstanding service that are the hallmarks of a traditional law office. The attorneys of Frankel & Kershenbaum are powerful and trusted allies for children and their families.

Frankel & Kershenbaum provides legal counseling and representation in special needs education law and other matters to families and children throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The firm was founded in 2009 by Emmy® Award-winning former weatherman, news anchor and investigative reporter Dave Frankel and former elementary school teacher Josh Kershenbaum. These outstanding special education attorneys began their legal careers with a large Philadelphia law firm before joining forces as determined advocates for children, including children with special needs. They bring a singular combination of passion, intellect and experience to their comprehensive education and child-focused practice.

Attorneys Jennifer Nestle, Leah Snyder Batchis and Michael D. Raffaele are of counsel to the firm. Dave, Josh, Jen, and Leah work closely with the firm’s Education Consultants/Advocates Maria Vetter, Christi Lewis and Tara Adams, as well as the firm’s Certified School Psychologist Amber Killeen, and the Office Manager and Legal Assistant, Heather Howe. The special education team provides full-service counseling and representation to secure special education services for their clients, including federal and state litigation, due process hearings, administrative appeals, IEP meetings and development, settlement negotiations, discipline matters and bullying and harassment.  Michael, who was formerly an attorney with the Federal Defender’s Office in Philadelphia, focuses his practice on juvenile justice, criminal defense and school discipline.

Frankel & Kershenbaum also serves clients who need help with personal injury claims, children’s civil rights, higher education student rights, guardianships and access to Medicaid/Medical Assistance, Social Security and other public benefits.

To learn more about your child’s rights or for assistance with a legal matter of another nature, contact Frankel & Kershenbaum today

 
 

News and Events

Tools Conference in Philadelphia

Tools For Meeting Life's Challenges Conference, November 1, 2014

Keystone Forum
New 3-part Keystone Exams discussed during forum in Radnor Township

Frankel & Kershenbaum, LLC Would like to invite you to a FREE seminar regarding Special Needs Estate Planning and Trusts

FRANKEL & KERSHENBAUM WELCOMES ATTORNEY MICHAEL D. RAFFAELE

FRANKEL & KERSHENBAUM WELCOMES ATTORNEY MICHAEL D. RAFFAELE

Keystone Exams: NOT Just Another Standardized Test
Keystone Exams: The issue every parent should be aware of... and this is a great opportunity to learn more about it! Our very own Josh Kershenbaum will be on the panel.

This Kid Was Bullied A LOT. He Could Have Told His Teacher Or His Principal But He Had Bigger Plans.

11-year-old Caine Smith was choked, beaten, harassed, and was called a long list of names simply because he had two moms and long hair. Instead of staying locked away and hiding, he stood up and did something about it.

IEP vs. 504: What's the Difference?
Check out Jennifer Nestle and Josh Kershenbaum's new article in Metrokids Magazine and learn about the important differences between 504 Plans and IEPs.

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