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Accomplishments

 
Some examples of the firm's recent accomplishments on behalf of children with special needs and their parents can be found on the pages below.

Placements in Private Schools at District Expense
Frankel & Kershenbaum has successfully advocated for numerous private school placements at district expense.

Specialized Programs Provided by School Districts
The attorneys at Frankel & Kershenbaum have represented families in successfully placing students with special needs in specialized programs provided by the school districts.

The Delaware County, Pa., law firm of Frankel & Kershenbaum is dedicated to serving the needs of children and their families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Founded by Emmy® Award-winning former weatherman, news anchor and investigative reporter Dave Frankel and former elementary school teacher Josh Kershenbaum, Frankel & Kershenbaum is the law firm of choice for Pennsylvania and New Jersey special education law, special needs advocacy, special needs estate planning, personal injury, children’s rights, higher education student rights and LGBT youth / adult rights. Dave and Josh bring a singular combination of passion, intellect and experience to their comprehensive special education and family-focused practice.  

With a particular emphasis on special education law, the attorneys and staff of Frankel & Kershenbaum are passionate about helping children overcome disabilities to succeed in school. Prior to consulting with Frankel & Kershenbaum, many parents are unaware of the full array of educational opportunities available to their children with special needs. Dave and Josh work closely with parents, students and educational and mental health professionals to obtain the best possible results for their clients. This may mean obtaining private school placement at the public school district’s expense, or developing or enforcing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in the child’s home district. The compensation to which a family is entitled may include attorneys’ fees, an educational trust fund, reimbursement for past educational expenses and tuition for appropriate private school placements.

Beyond special education law, Frankel & Kershenbaum has helped clients resolve a wide variety of legal matters. These include special needs estate planning, personal injury, children’s rights, higher education student rights and LGBT youth / adult rights. As a former broadcast journalist, Dave also offers legal services to broadcasters and other creative professionals. Both Dave and Josh have been recognized by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia Magazine, as Super Lawyers® Rising Stars. Rising Stars are those attorneys who have been selected by their peers as the state’s top up-and-coming lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in Pennsylvania achieve Rising Stars status.

Frankel & Kershenbaum represents children and families in school districts throughout the region. Some examples of our clients’ school districts include:

Atlantic City School District Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU)
Brick Township School District North Penn School District
Centennial School District Owen J. Roberts School District
Central Bucks School District Parkland School District
Cheltenham Township School District Radnor Township School District
Council Rock School District Rose Tree Media School District
Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) School District of Philadelphia
Downingtown Area School District Scranton Area School District
Garnet Valley School District Souderton School District
Hatboro Horsham School District Springfield School District (Montgomery County)
Haverford Township School District Spring-Ford School District
Kennett Consolidated School District Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
Lower Merion School District Upper Dublin School District
Marple Newtown School District West Chester School District

To learn more about how Frankel & Kershenbaum can help you, please contact us today.

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