George Joseph

George Joseph

Quinn Law Firm
  • Municipal Law, Workers' Compensation, Education Law...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Mr. Joseph has practiced as a school solicitor for more than 35 years, providing a full range of education law services. In addition to serving as general solicitor for three area school districts, the local Intermediate Unit and numerous nonpublic school systems, he has experience in handling special education matters including mediation and litigation of special education and Section 504 due process hearings. He has also, over time, provided representation on behalf of every public school district in Erie, Crawford and Warren counties as special counsel for a variety of specific assignments.

Mr. Joseph has extensive experience in policy drafting, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Open Meeting Law, State Officials Ethics Act and the Right to Know Law matters. He has been involved in contract drafting and review and construction projects, as well as other legal issues that confront both public and nonpublic school entities, their administrations and boards. Mr. Joseph also advises his education clients on matters of labor and employment law, including grievance arbitration, employment practices and discrimination claims. He has extensive experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements pursuant to provisions of the Pennsylvania Employee Relations Act. Mr. Joseph also has experience in tax-exempt financing for public entities and has served as issuer's counsel and underwriter's counsel in numerous general obligation bonds and tax anticipation borrowings.

He also serves as general solicitor for a local sewer authority, providing advice on diverse matters from public employment, financing, municipal liens and claims, as well as developer agreements and contract drafting and review. As an assistant solicitor for Erie County, he annually conducts the County Upset Tax Sale and litigates tax sale objections on behalf of the Tax Claim Bureau.

Education
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (1982)
Honors: Abel Klaw Advocacy Prize
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Dickinson College
B.A. (1979) | Economics, Political Science
Honors: President of Student Senate; Charles A. Dana Scholar
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Professional Experience
Shareholder; President
Quinn Law Firm
- Current
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Member
Current
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Erie County Bar Association # Law Day Committee
Member
Current
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Erie County Bar Association
Member, Workers' Compensation Committee
Current
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Erie County Bar Association
Member, Lawyers Referral Service Committee
Current
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Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association
President
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Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association
President-Elect
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Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association
Secretary
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Erie County Bar Association
Executive Committee Member
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Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association
Region 1 Director
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Municipal Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
Languages
  • English
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Erie, Pennsylvania, Legal Blog
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Quinn Law Firm
2222 West Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA 16506
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 641-8996
Telephone: (814) 833-2222