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Justin D.
Barbetta

Associate

Justin D. Barbetta represents public school districts in litigation from inception through appeal in a variety of administrative, state, and federal court matters.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
Assistant
Meredith Braverman
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Justin D. Barbetta represents public school districts in litigation from inception through appeal in a variety of administrative, state, and federal court matters involving civil rights, labor and employment, contract, special education, student services, and high-value tax assessment matters.

Mr. Barbetta frequently represents school districts in matters that are being litigated before administrative agencies and state and federal courts; and he also routinely advises school clients regarding issues related to taxation and business, personnel, and civil rights.

Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, Mr. Barbetta was employed by a well-respected education law firm where he represented school districts and intermediate units as lead counsel from inception through appeal in a variety of administrative, state court, and federal court matters involving civil rights, labor and employment, contract, special education, student services, and tax assessment issues. Mr. Barbetta’s litigation experience also includes more than four years at the Defender Association of Philadelphia where he tried more than 100 cases (both jury and non-jury) to verdict.

Representative Matters
  • In Re: Appeal of Coatesville Area Sch. Dist., 244 A.3d 373 (Pa. 2021)
  • Clarke v. Delaware Valley School District, 450 F. Supp. 3d 551 (M.D. Pa. 2020)
  • H.D. by & Through Jeffrey D. v. Kennett Consol. Sch. Dist., No. CV 18-3345, 2019 WL 4935193 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 4, 2019)
  • Part of a team which successfully upheld a “just cause” dismissal of a professional employee for inappropriate conduct toward a student where the employee was a retired law enforcement officer and the student was too traumatized to testify during the arbitration proceeding initiated by the employee’s union.
  • Advised a school district client throughout the sale of unused and unnecessary property from the initial advertising through closing.
  • Served as lead counsel in high value tax assessment litigation which has resulted in millions of dollars of increased revenue for school district clients throughout Pennsylvania.
Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court

Education

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (2013)

Holy Family University (2010)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association

Montgomery County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Criminal Justice Clinical Excellence Graduation Award

Journal of International Business and Law, Senior Business & Web Development Editor, Volume XII

Justin D.
Barbetta

Associate

Justin D. Barbetta represents public school districts in litigation from inception through appeal in a variety of administrative, state, and federal court matters.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
Assistant
Meredith Braverman
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Justin D. Barbetta represents public school districts in litigation from inception through appeal in a variety of administrative, state, and federal court matters involving civil rights, labor and employment, contract, special education, student services, and high-value tax assessment matters.

Mr. Barbetta frequently represents school districts in matters that are being litigated before administrative agencies and state and federal courts; and he also routinely advises school clients regarding issues related to taxation and business, personnel, and civil rights.

Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, Mr. Barbetta was employed by a well-respected education law firm where he represented school districts and intermediate units as lead counsel from inception through appeal in a variety of administrative, state court, and federal court matters involving civil rights, labor and employment, contract, special education, student services, and tax assessment issues. Mr. Barbetta’s litigation experience also includes more than four years at the Defender Association of Philadelphia where he tried more than 100 cases (both jury and non-jury) to verdict.

Representative Matters
  • In Re: Appeal of Coatesville Area Sch. Dist., 244 A.3d 373 (Pa. 2021)
  • Clarke v. Delaware Valley School District, 450 F. Supp. 3d 551 (M.D. Pa. 2020)
  • H.D. by & Through Jeffrey D. v. Kennett Consol. Sch. Dist., No. CV 18-3345, 2019 WL 4935193 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 4, 2019)
  • Part of a team which successfully upheld a “just cause” dismissal of a professional employee for inappropriate conduct toward a student where the employee was a retired law enforcement officer and the student was too traumatized to testify during the arbitration proceeding initiated by the employee’s union.
  • Advised a school district client throughout the sale of unused and unnecessary property from the initial advertising through closing.
  • Served as lead counsel in high value tax assessment litigation which has resulted in millions of dollars of increased revenue for school district clients throughout Pennsylvania.