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Sweet Stevens Welcomes Two Attorneys

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New Britain, PA – Two attorneys have joined the staff of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams LLP as associates: Megan D. Hazel and Kalani E. Linnell.

Hazel is an experienced defense litigator who has worked across a number of business sectors. Her background spans in-house, government, and both small and large law firm experience. She defends school districts in all aspects of litigation involving claims of civil rights violations, general liability matters, and labor and employment issues, such as employment discrimination, retaliation, and violations of federal and state laws, including the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act. She holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Linnell is an experienced education law practitioner who advises schools in matters involving special education, student civil rights, and operations/practices. In the years before joining the firm, Kalani worked in law firms with significant education law practices. She also was an investigator and hearing officer for a consulting firm that advised educational institutions in major areas of legal compliance. Prior to attending law school, Kalani was a teacher in a large Pennsylvania school district. She holds a J.D. cum laude from Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law. Since then, the firm has grown to 23 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.