Berney & Sang is excited to announce that Heather Hulit, Esquire, is joining the firm as an associate attorney. She brings to the firm years of experience fighting for children's rights. After graduating from Temple Law in 2012, Ms. Hulit served as a Child Advocate Attorney with the Philadelphia Defender Association for several years. In [...]
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Berney & Sang is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has selected associate Kevin Golembiewski as a 2019 Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. [...]
Below is the text of the Legal Intelligencer's recent article Judge Defends Decision to Slam School District with $500K Verdict over Bullying. The article spotlights Berney & Sang's landmark school bullying and harassment case, Wible v. Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania judge is defending his decision to have the School District of Philadelphia pay more than $500,000 [...]
This week, partner David J. Berney published an article in the Legal Intelligencer examining President Trump's education agenda. In the article, President Donald Trump, Education, and the American Dream, Berney discusses the role that education plays in the American dream and analyzes whether the President's policies will improve the education system in meaningful ways. Berney's analysis [...]
Associate Kevin Golembiewski recently co-counseled an amicus brief in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), a national nonprofit dedicated to parents and children with disabilities. The brief, filed in support of the parent in Jay F. v. William S. Hart [...]
The Philadelphia Gay News recently published a story on Wible v. School District of Philadelphia, the landmark bullying case that Berney & Sang litigated this year. You can access the article, Phila. school district appeals $500,000 award for bullying victim, here.
This is a guest post, authored by DisabledParents.org, a site dedicated to assisting parents who have disabilities. Looking for a job, preparing for interviews, and putting together a strong resume can all be time-consuming and difficult tasks, especially when you have a very clear idea of the career path you want to follow. When you’re living [...]
The Philadelphia Inquirer published a story today on Wible v. School District of Philadelphia, the landmark bullying case that Berney & Sang litigated this year. You can access the article, Bullied in school, a Northeast Philly woman won a $500,000 judgment. Her case could ripple, here.
On October 24, 2018, partner David J. Berney presented on special education law at the Jenkins Law Library in Philadelphia. His presentation focused on his path to becoming a special education lawyer and why others should consider a career in special education law. The presentation was inspired by associate Kevin Golembiewski's recent article, Recent Law School [...]
This month, the National Council on Disability issued a report assessing "the progress made nationally in modernizing employment service systems for individuals with significant disabilities and who are blind, including settings that pay subminimum wages under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act." The report, National Disability Employment Policy, From the New Deal to the [...]