Shawn D. Lochinger Partner

Shawn Lochinger joined the firm in 2015 with a comprehensive background in special education law and labor and employment law as it relates to school entities. He has extensive experience in due process hearings, in giving day-to-day advice on special education matters, and in working with clients to resolve situations that arise in the special education field. Shawn also has a strong knowledge of gifted matters and has spoken frequently on all of these subjects.

He has served as a hearing officer for gifted education as well as expulsion hearings and in student discipline cases, and has represented clients at the administrative level and in federal court, before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the EEOC, the OFCCP, and unemployment compensation referees.

He regularly conducts in-house training sessions on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, special education and numerous other employment and education law topics, and speaks at conferences around the region for such entities as the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education.


  • Duke University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Washington & Jefferson College (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Areas of Practice


  • Pennsylvania School Boards Association