September 1, 2022
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that Amy T. Brooks has been appointed administrative partner of the firm effective September 1, 2022. Ms. Brooks is the third person, and first female, in firm history to take the helm. She joined Wisler Pearlstine in 2005 and became a partner in 2014.
“I am honored to serve the firm and my esteemed colleagues in this new role,” said Ms. Brooks. “It has been a privilege to be a part of the Wisler Pearlstine team for the past 17 years. I began my career with the firm, as a recent law school graduate, and look forward to continuing its long-standing reputation of excellence throughout my tenure.”
Ms. Brooks succeeds Kenneth A. Roos who has served as Wisler Pearlstine’s administrative partner for 12 of the last 14 years. She is a member of the firm’s Education Law practice group and has served on its executive committee since 2020. For decades, Ms. Brooks has advised school administrators regarding legal issues in student services and special education.
“Amy is an exceptional attorney with an inherent ability to lead,” said Mr. Roos. “She has built a vast school and special education law practice and is an asset to her clients as well as the firm.”
Ms. Brooks is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the firm’s offices in Blue Bell and Newtown, featuring over 40 lawyers. During her tenure, she plans to focus on continuing the growth of the firm while ensuring client service remains top-notch.
Ms. Brooks is a highly respected and experienced member of the School Law Bar in Pennsylvania. She is widely regarded as possessing an exceptional knowledge of Pennsylvania Special Education law, having attended hundreds of IEP meetings on behalf of school districts and charter school clients. Regularly appearing in front of all of Pennsylvania’s Office for Dispute Resolution Special Education Hearing Officers, Ms. Brooks also represents school boards and attends school board meetings. Her successful track record has been hailed by colleagues and clients alike who value her extreme attention to detail and passion for strong advocacy. Ms. Brooks builds strong relationships with her clients through daily interactions on matters of concern.
A former teacher and collegiate coach, she actively brings practical and knowledgeable experience, from her involvement in the educational community, into her practice. For many years, Ms. Brooks has served on the Board of Managers of Haverford College in addition to leading the Haverford College Corporation. She also serves as Secretary for the Pennsylvania School Board’s Solicitor’s Association and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations. Ms. Brooks is frequently called upon to teach fellow education lawyers about the newest developments in the practice. She is a graduate of Haverford College and Temple University Beasley School of Law. Ms. Brooks resides in Chester County with her husband, Dr. Michael Brooks, and children.