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Kyle J.
Somers

Partner

Kyle J. Somers has represented school districts and other public entities for more than a decade.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Barbara Nave
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Kyle Somers is a Partner in the firm’s Education Law practice group.

Mr. Somers has represented school districts and other public entities for more than a decade. He currently serves as solicitor for several school districts in Pennsylvania. Topics 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.

While in law school, Mr. Somers served as Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Law Review.

Representative Matters
  • Represented school district clients in defending against appeals of public records requests before the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.
  • Represented school entities in special education matters under the IDEA, Section 504, and Pennsylvania Gifted Law before the Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution.
  • Advised school clients in responding to investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Represented school districts in grievance arbitration proceedings with public sector unions.
  • Successfully represented a school district in several matters before the Pennsylvania Charter School Appeal Board.
Speeches and Publications
  • Somers routinely presents to school boards and district administrators on legal issues impacting the education sector. He has previously presented on school law topics to the Montgomery Bar Association, the Lehigh University Special Education Law Conference, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Exceptional Children Conference.
Personal Interests
  • Mr. Somers lives in Limerick Township with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family at the Jersey shore and is a Philadelphia 76ers season ticket holder.
Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2009)

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (M.S., 2009)

University of Delaware (B.A., History Education, 2006).

Professional and Civic Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Montgomery Bar Association

Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitor’s Association

Honors and Awards

ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award (2009)

Outstanding Student Teacher Award (2006)

William B. Keene Memorial Scholarship for a student showing exceptional promise as a future educator (2006)

Previous Employment

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP

Dischell, Bartle & Dooley PC

Kyle J.
Somers

Partner

Kyle J. Somers has represented school districts and other public entities for more than a decade.

Let's Talk
460 Norristown Road, Suite 110
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Assistant
Barbara Nave
Phone: 610-825-8400
Fax: 610-828-4887

Kyle Somers is a Partner in the firm’s Education Law practice group.

Mr. Somers has represented school districts and other public entities for more than a decade. He currently serves as solicitor for several school districts in Pennsylvania. Topics 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.

While in law school, Mr. Somers served as Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Law Review.

Representative Matters
  • Represented school district clients in defending against appeals of public records requests before the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.
  • Represented school entities in special education matters under the IDEA, Section 504, and Pennsylvania Gifted Law before the Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution.
  • Advised school clients in responding to investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Represented school districts in grievance arbitration proceedings with public sector unions.
  • Successfully represented a school district in several matters before the Pennsylvania Charter School Appeal Board.
Speeches and Publications
  • Somers routinely presents to school boards and district administrators on legal issues impacting the education sector. He has previously presented on school law topics to the Montgomery Bar Association, the Lehigh University Special Education Law Conference, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Exceptional Children Conference.
Personal Interests
  • Mr. Somers lives in Limerick Township with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family at the Jersey shore and is a Philadelphia 76ers season ticket holder.