Jane M. Williams Partner

With over 25 years in practice, Jane Williams is among the most experienced attorneys currently representing school entities in special education and student matters.  She has served as a hearing officer and advisor to school boards in student expulsion matters, and provided school district boards with in-service programs concerning special education and pupil services. She provides both proactive and defense representation to school entities in all phases of special education litigation.

She is a well-regarded speaker and consultant on special education and other education law-related topics, having lectured statewide to a variety of organizations consisting of both educators and attorneys.  She has served for years as a planning committee member of the Lehigh University College of Education Special Education Law Symposium, and participated as a moderator and presenter over the years. 

Jane has served in several leadership roles in the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, including that of President. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


  • Emory University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Northwestern University (B.A.)
  • Sullins College (A.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Areas of Practice


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association (Past President)