Jason D. Fortenberry Associate

Jason Fortenberry advises clients on special education issues, Section 504 matters, Americans with Disability Act violations, and other disability discrimination claims. While in his current role he advocates solely for school entities, he has also represented students and their families in such matters, bringing a valuable dual perspective to his work in education law. He frequently presents educational programs on a variety of topics in special education.

Jason’s professional experience also includes work as an attorney at a legal service agency in Pennsylvania and for the State of New Jersey, Office of Administrative Law. He was also an extern for the Honorable Gloria M. Burns, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and an intern for the Honorable Marlene F. Lachman, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

In law school, he received the Mary Philbrook Student Public Interest Award and was a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellow, where he taught a course in constitutional law at Camden High School.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools of Special Education and is a commissioner on the Conshohocken Human Relations Commission.

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Alabama (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Special Education
  • Student Services

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association