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DAVID J. BERNEY

SENIOR PARTNER

David is a partner with Berney & Sang. He is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in education law, employment discrimination, and civil rights. His dedication to excellence has helped to achieve numerous verdicts and settlements for clients that have exceeded one million dollars. He has worked on cases that have been argued before the United States and Pennsylvania Supreme Courts. Several of his cases have been written up by the New York Times and other nationally syndicated newspapers, and he has appeared on C-Span as a result of his professional activities.

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JENNIFER Y. SANG

PARTNER

Jennifer is a partner at Berney & Sang. She focuses her practice in the areas of education law, civil rights, and employment discrimination. Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008, where she served as a Notes & Comments Editor of the Temple Journal of Science, Technology & Environmental Law.

Prior to joining the Law Offices of David J. Berney, P.C., Jennifer served as a fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA where she participated in constitutional litigation.

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MEGAN MAHLE

COUNSEL

Megan is of counsel to Berney & Sang. where she assists the firm in the areas of education law and civil rights. Megan earned her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law in 2002 where she graduated cum laude.
Megan has over ten years of experience as a civil legal services attorney, practicing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts. She has worked primarily in the areas of education, civil rights, family, housing, and public benefits law.

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HEATHER HULIT

ASSOCIATE

After several years as a social worker, Heather earned her Juris Doctor at Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2012.  During law school, she worked as a paralegal at Community Legal Services, where she helped defend low-income Philadelphians against eviction.  After graduating from Temple, Heather joined the Philadelphia Defender Association as a Child Advocate Attorney, representing youth in dependency proceedings.  She joined Berney & Sang in 2019.

Outside of her work at Berney & Sang, Heather volunteers with Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia, assisting individuals who cannot afford a lawyer with their legal needs.

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Robin Lipp

ROBIN LIPP

ASSOCIATE

Robin joined Berney & Sang as an associate in 2019.  He focuses on appeals, education law, and employment law.

Robin earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014.  During his time in law school, Robin served as an Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.  After graduating, he practiced as a legal fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice, before working for two years at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as a Manager for Results-Driven Government.  Robin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cathy Bissoon of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 2017 to 2019.

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VANITA R. KALRA

COUNSEL

Vanita is of counsel with Berney & Sang. where she assists the firm in the areas of education law, civil rights, and employment discrimination. Vanita earned her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 2006, where she served as Student Director for the Representing Children Worldwide project and the Advocacy for Children and Youth clinic, was Case Studies Editor and Articles Editor the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, and served as Co-Chair for the Workers’ Rights Project.

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