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SETH N. BRODER is the founding member of Broder Law Group, P.C. He practices in the areas of school/education, corporate, real estate, guardianships and private financing. Mr. Broder represents a number of charter schools, private lenders, real estate developers, various businesses and individuals with all of their legal needs. He also represents the families of children with disabilities in the areas of special education and estate planning. Mr. Broder often lectures to parents and other attorneys on the topic of special education and other related areas. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Delaware and his J.D. degree from Ohio Northern University College of Law, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Brafman Scholarship. Mr. Broder is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Burlington County Bar Association (chairperson, Education Law Committee). (Dover location)
ALEXANDER T. CORBIN is an attorney with McAndrews Law Offices, P.C., where his practice is focused on special education matters. Mr. Corbin works in the firm’s Delaware offices. He has a significant level of courtroom experience through his work as a parent attorney in Kent County, Delaware, and has regularly represented the interests of children and their families in a variety of proceedings. He earned his B.A. degree from Binghamton University and his J.D. degree from Widener University Delaware Law School. While in school, Mr. Corbin concentrated his attention on helping families and children by representing victims of domestic violence in the Delaware Civil Clinic and by clerking for the Office of the Child Advocate. After law school, Mr. Corbin continued to commit himself to various legal issues facing many families and children by serving as a judicial clerk for Delaware Family Court in and for Kent County. In addition to his special education practice with McAndrews Law Offices, he continues to volunteer for the Office of the Child Advocate by providing pro bono representation of children currently in foster care. Mr. Corbin is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association. (Dover and Wilmington locations)
MEGAN D. HALTER is an attorney with Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP, where she focuses her practice in the representation of children and their families with regard to education and special education law matters, including educational planning, student rights and discipline, and school policies and procedures, within both private and public schools systems. She also works with families to develop special needs and disability planning, and special needs trusts. Ms. Halter is a member of the Chester County Bar Association, Education Law Association and is the chairperson for Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee. She is a contributing author to Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert where her article, "Parental Special Education Advocacy Do's and Dont's" was published. Ms. Halter is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She also spends a significant amount of time working for families of children with special needs in Maryland and Delaware, acting as an advocate for the families during the IEP process. She also acts as an advocate in legislative matters concerning autism. Ms. Halter is a member of The Support Center for Child Advocates and The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). She earned her B.A. degree from LaSalle University, her paralegal studies degree from Villanova University, and her J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law. (Wilmington location)
KATHLEEN M. METCALFE is the managing attorney of special education with the law firm of Kershenbaum & Raffaele, LLC. Ms. Metcalfe has practiced special education and pupil services law since 2010. Although she represented public school districts in the past as assistant general counsel with the School District of Philadelphia, she has always had an eye on the best interest of students. Ms. Metcalfe has expertise in all areas of special education: analyzing and providing advice regarding special education documents, attending IEP meetings, litigating due process hearings, and advocating for clients in federal court. She has conducted numerous professional development and training opportunities for parents, teachers, administrators, attorneys, and other professionals regarding the IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Metcalfe earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Muhlenberg College and her J.D. degree, with recognition in Outstanding Oral Advocacy, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State bar associations. (Dover and Wilmington locations)