LYNNE P. SHERRY, ESQUIRE
Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Lynne P. Sherry is an Associate at Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC, having joined the firm in August 2018. Her practice focuses on school law with a concentration in special education law and student services, representing school districts in special education due process hearings and school discipline hearings.
Prior to joining WBK, Lynne was the Supervising Attorney for the Dependency Division of the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel, where she represented hundreds of abused and neglected children. In that role, she was also appointed as Educational Decision Maker for many of her clients, responsible for making all educational decisions, including special education and early intervention. Lynne also represented students in school discipline and school transfer matters, truancy proceedings, and at IEP meetings. She was a stakeholder of the Children’s Roundtable, a statewide program launched by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court with a goal of ensuring that all children achieve timely permanency. Lynne was a member of the Allegheny County Roundtable’s Educational Success and Truancy Prevention (ESTP) Workgroup, focused on improving educational stability and success for court-involved youth.
Lynne received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work with a minor in Spanish from Providence College in 2005, where she graduated summa cum laude. In 2009, she was the first student to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh’s dual degree program in Law and Social Work, where she was Order of the Coif and Articles Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Lynne was the recipient of the Law School’s Community Service Award as well as CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Legal Research & Writing; Ethics of Lawyering; Race, Religion & Law; and, Human Behavior & Law.
In addition to her legal practice, Lynne is a Fox Chapel Area Youth Soccer volunteer coach. She resides in Aspinwall with her husband and three children.