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Jennifer Price

Protecting Your Rights in the Courtroom and Classroom
  • Education Law, Juvenile Law, Civil Rights ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Jennifer Price is a special education attorney in the Pittsburgh metro area who has received awards for her legal skills and advocacy. She was a former prosecutor for the Allegheny County Office of the District Attorney in both the adult and juvenile divisions, where she prosecuted cases major felonies. As a special education attorney, she believes in making sure every child has an opportunity to succeed both in school and in life. Her boutique law firm provides disability law-related legal services in special educational law, guardianships, and special needs trusts. With over 10 years of experience, Jennifer Price has advocated on behalf of people with disabilities, from protecting their assets to protecting their education. She is the author of the book, EmpowerEd: Using Real Case Examples to Look Deeper into IEP Management, where she summarizes federal court special education cases and provides questions, in a workbook format, to help parents analyze their child’s educational situation. Jennifer Price is a dedicated volunteer in the community where she has served on volunteer boards specific to promoting the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, including Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and Three Rivers Center for Independent Living. She is a former hearing officer for the Disciplinary Board for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania where she held this position for six years. Mrs. Price currently serves on the boards of the East Suburban Citizens Advocacy, Murrysville Community Library Foundation and Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania. She lives in Murrysville with her husband and two children.

Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Social Security Disability
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide free initial telephone consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept the following forms of payment - cash, money order, credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only)
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept disability cases on a contingency basis getting 25% of the backpay owed
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Hamline University School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
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Activities: Symposium Editor, Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy
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Fayetteville State University
B.S. (2003) | Business Administration
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar  # 306382
Member
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Activities: Member, Exceptional Children Committee
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Allegheny County Bar Association  # 306382
Member
- Current
Activities: Member, Homer S. Brown Division; Member, Women in Law Division, Member, Disability Law Committee
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Its Affects on African Americans and the Preschool to Prison Pipeline , 22nd Annual COPAA Conference , Baltimore, MD
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects children of all races, ethnicities and income levels; yet, African American children receive an autism diagnosis later in life than white children. Additionally, when African American children are diagnosed with a disability, they are more often diagnosed with behavioral disabilities, such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, or ADHD. There are negative attributes associated with these disabilities, which subsequently affect how the children
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
12 Questions Answered

Q. Can a parental request for student retention, due to "maturity" concerns, be denied by a public school system?
A: Yes, courts have allowed school districts to override parental desires to retain a student if data supports the school's decision to promote him/her to the next grade.
Q. How does a state of emergency affect schools in the state of Pennsylvania? Are schools deciding to go cyber legal?
A: Yes, the school is within its legal rights to disseminate education to its students through online learning. Requiring students to attend school, in person, could put more students at risk than necessary, so providing online education would not violate any laws.
Q. Can you tell a true story on a podcast, change names and locations and it be legal? Can a teacher do this?
A: As an initial matter, libel consists of the written word, whereas slander is the spoken word. Whether its' libel or slander, they require the information to be false. The defense to a libel or slander lawsuit is the truth. To answer your other question, yes, you can tell stories of people by changing their names and locations without running the risk of legal issues, AS LONG AS the listeners would not be able to tell who you're talking about. Sometimes, other details in the story can still give away the person about whom you're speaking. Also, you can still tell the stories and not run a risk of a lawsuit if the person about whom you're talking has no damage to their reputation within the community.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Jennifer O. Price
3950 William Penn Highway
Suite 6
Murrysville, PA 15668
Telephone: (724) 519-7587
Fax: (724) 519-7588
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our law firm is responsive to all emailed inquiries through our website on the weekends, with a same-day response time.