Pamela L. Halpern
As a former teacher with inside knowledge of the U.S. education system, Pamela counsels and litigates on behalf of clients—ranging from educational entities to private sector individuals—in all matters related to education and special education, as well as various labor issues including employment disputes.
Known for her innovative approach to general education matters, Pamela is an advocate for her clients, particularly those dealing with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Pamela has also effectively negotiated settlement agreements and handled joint stipulations concerning the individual education program and has assisted clients as they navigate all phases of special education due process hearings.
In addition, Pamela has handled a wide range of criminal defense matters.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, Pamela was a special education attorney with a firm based in Washington, D.C. She also served as an intern with the district attorney’s office in both Philadelphia and Montgomery County.
Pamela was also a teacher with the School District of Philadelphia at Mayfair Elementary School.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Pamela has a long history of community involvement, particularly in organizations benefiting children and at-risk families. She was a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by the Philadelphia County Dependency Court, representing the best interest of abused or neglected children in out-of-home placement and receiving services from the Department of Human Service.
Pamela also served as a crisis counselor for Ozone House where she provided crisis intervention and assistance to high-risk youth families involved in issues of family conflict, homelessness, suicide, abuse and neglect, domestic violence and sexual orientation.
As a legal advisor with the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic, Pamela represented low-income clients in Philadelphia and Delaware County in a range of civil disputes including housing rights, forfeiture proceedings and those denied government benefits.