Berney & Sang Client Prevails in Federal Court, Obtains Private-School Tuition

This month, the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled for a Berney & Sang client in a special-education case against the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  The District Court ordered the Department to provide private-school tuition for the client's two children.  The children, both of whom qualify for special-education services, previously attended a [...]

Berney & Sang Client Prevails in Federal Court, Obtains Private-School Tuition 2019-04-23T14:14:27+00:00

Berney to Present at 2019 Special Education Law Conference

Partner David J. Berney will be co-presenting at the upcoming 2019 Special Education Law Conference.  His presentation will address parents' rights of access to student records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Pennsylvania law.  Mr. Berney will analyze the substantive laws that afford parents [...]

Berney to Present at 2019 Special Education Law Conference 2019-03-29T16:30:01+00:00

Kalra Secures Tuition Reimbursement and Comp Ed for Family

This week, parents represented by attorney Vanita Kalra prevailed in a special education due process hearing against their child's school district.  With Vanita's assistance, the parents obtained compensatory education services and a year of private-school tuition reimbursement. A hearing officer from the Pennsylvania Office of Dispute Resolution decided the case.  The decision will soon be available here.

Kalra Secures Tuition Reimbursement and Comp Ed for Family 2019-04-01T16:58:18+00:00

Golembiewski in Legal Intelligencer: Court hands major win to families in case against the Dep’t of Education

This week, associate Kevin Golembiewski published an article in the Legal Intelligencer highlighting a recent federal-court decision ordering the U.S. Department of Education to honor Obama-era regulations that address racial disparities in special education.  The decision is a major win for families.  The Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates was the plaintiff in the case. [...]

Golembiewski in Legal Intelligencer: Court hands major win to families in case against the Dep’t of Education 2019-03-21T14:46:41+00:00

Berney & Sang Secures Over $135K of Comp Ed for Client in Federal Court

This month, Berney & Sang secured over $135,000 of compensatory education for a parent and child in federal court.  The case, Jada H. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education, arose under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The child was denied a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) while attending a charter school, but the charter school [...]

Berney & Sang Secures Over $135K of Comp Ed for Client in Federal Court 2019-02-17T23:35:06+00:00

Attorney Heather Hulit, Longtime Advocate for Children, Joins Berney & Sang

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 [...]

Attorney Heather Hulit, Longtime Advocate for Children, Joins Berney & Sang 2019-02-14T15:33:59+00:00

Super Lawyers Selects Golembiewski as 2019 Rising Star

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.  [...]

Super Lawyers Selects Golembiewski as 2019 Rising Star 2019-01-11T22:03:08+00:00

Legal Intelligencer: Judge Defends Decision Awarding B&S Client $500K

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 [...]

Legal Intelligencer: Judge Defends Decision Awarding B&S Client $500K 2019-01-11T21:42:00+00:00

Berney in the Legal Intelligencer: President Trump, Education, and the American Dream

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 [...]

Berney in the Legal Intelligencer: President Trump, Education, and the American Dream 2018-12-20T14:03:08+00:00

Berney on KYW News for Landmark Bullying Case

On November 13, 2018, David Berney, Esq. argued before a panel of judges of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in Nicole B. v. School District of Philadelphia. In that case, the student was the victim of brutal bullying and harassment. However, the lower court threw the case out because it did not believe that the minority tolling [...]

Berney on KYW News for Landmark Bullying Case 2018-12-12T04:37:38+00:00