Joseph Montgomery earned his J.D. Degree from Widener University School of Law. While at Widener, Joseph completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. Further, Joseph successfully competed in Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions and was a valuable member of his law school’s rugby team. Perhaps most notably, Joseph completed a semester of law school in Chongqinq, China where he acted as an international ambassador for Widener Law at the Southwest University of Politics and Law (SWUPL – 西南政法大学). Widener Law honored Mr. Montgomery with the outstanding service award as well as the pro bono distinction for his work in the community.
Mr. Montgomery soon joined the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted criminals for many successful years, spending most every day battling in court rooms. Mr. Montgomery believed that in starting his own practice, he could be more effective in helping people deal with specific legal issues, particularly education related.
Mr. Montgomery founded Montgomery Law, LLC. Montgomery Law has allowed Mr. Montgomery to fully realize his passion for helping children and families at all levels of litigation and protection. He regularly teaches and lectures on the topic of special education law to groups of parents, educators, attorneys and other professionals. Montgomery enjoys aviation and is an avid pilot.
Joe treats every client with respect and integrity. Call today to set up an appointment with Joe in the Philadelphia or New Jersey Office.
Awards and Recognition:
Pennsylvania State Bar
New Jersey State Bar
Florida State Bar
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Widener University School of Law Alumni Association
Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE)
Noah's Arc Foundation Legal Advisor
Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
EducationLawyers.com Advocacy Circle
Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Parent vs. School - How to Negotiate your Child's Education - Philadelphia, PA - March 1, 2017
Recent Speaking Engagements:
IEP's and 504 Plans: A Legal Compliance Guide - Philadelphia, PA - December 12, 2016
Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights - Philadelphia, PA - June, 9 2016
Advocate for your Child - The Academy House, Philadelphia | 4/20/15
Advocating for the Gifted Child - Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education Annual Conference | 5/1/15
Jenkins Law Library | Special Education Advocacy | Philadelphia, PA | 2/25/15
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Webinar Series: The Special Education Evaluation Process 11/23/14
Special Education Law – Advocating for Your Child | admission: complimentary | 2/26/14
Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges | admission: complimentary | 11/16/13
NBI- Special Education Laws Made Simple | admission $359.00/ticket | 12/6/13
Special Education Advocacy (PA & NJ CLE Course) | Jenkins Law Library | admission $39.00 |
Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges | admission: complimentary | 11/17/12
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