School And Municipal Law

The Quinn Law Firm continues its long-standing tradition of representing the interests and needs of local school districts and municipalities. Well-versed in the unique obligations of public entities, we are committed to providing both timely and practical advice to our school and municipal clients.

Our areas of expertise and experience include:

  • All aspects of the Public School Code as it impacts public elementary and secondary education in Pennsylvania
  • Strong emphasis on special education law and procedure
  • Post-secondary education issues involving local colleges and universities
  • Education law affecting private elementary and secondary schools
  • Labor and employment law as it relates to public entities
  • All aspects of the Pennsylvania Open Meeting Law, Public Official Ethics Act, Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act, and their impact on public entities, public officials and public employees
  • Zoning, land development, subdivision, and environmental law as it impacts public entities, taxation and tax collection
  • Specialized litigation, including defense of claims of violations of civil rights and constitutional law

Department Members

School and Education Law
George Joseph, Arthur D. Martinucci, Colleen R. Stumpf

Municipal Law
James F. Toohey, John Dunn, Paul F. Burroughs, George Joseph, Arthur D. Martinucci

Significant Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors' Association
  • Pennsylvania Township Solicitors' Association
  • Erie County Township Supervisors Association
  • Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

Representative Clients

  • Conneaut School District
  • Fairview School District
  • Northwest Tri-county Intermediate Unit
  • Northwestern School District
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Diocese of Erie
  • Catholic Schools Office
  • Fairview Township
  • Washington Township
  • Summit Township Sewer Authority
  • Summit Township Water Authority
  • County of Erie
  • Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie
  • Redevelopment Authority of the County of Erie
  • Erie County Housing Authority
  • City of Corry Housing Authority
  • McKean Sewer Authority
  • McKean Water Authority
  • Vernon Township Sanitary Authority
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Area, Inc.
  • Waterford Borough Zoning Hearing Board