BLUE BELL, PA — Wisler Pearlstine, LLP recently announced that attorneys Kyle J. Somers and Justin D. Barbetta have joined the firm as partner and associate, respectively.
Justin D. Barbetta has represented school districts and intermediate units in matters involving civil rights, labor and employment, contract, special education, student services and tax assessment issues. He has years of trial (jury and non-jury) and litigation experience in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and has handled appeals before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Commonwealth Court, and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Barbetta handled over 100 trials (jury and non-jury) to verdict as a member of the Defender Association of Philadelphia’s team. Mr. Barbetta is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association and the Eastern District of PA Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. He resides in Chester County. A graduate of Holy Family University (B.A. 2010), Mr. Barbetta received his law degree from Hofstra University (J.D. 2013).
Kyle J. Somers has dedicated his practice to representing school districts and other public entities for over a decade. He currently serves as solicitor for a number of school districts in Pennsylvania. Matters on which he regularly advises his clients include board governance, policy development, public records, employment and labor issues, special education and student civil rights.
Mr. Somers’ understanding of the day-to-day issues his school clients face is bolstered by his training as an educator. He is a Pennsylvania-certified social studies teacher and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on school law at Ursinus College and Delaware Valley University. A member of the Montgomery Bar and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, he is also a member of the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitor Association. A graduate of the University of Delaware (2006), Mr. Somers earned his law degree magna cum laude from Syracuse University in 2009 where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Law Review. He is a resident of Limerick Township.
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