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Rebecca Heaton Hall joined Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC as an associate in December 2014. She concentrates her practice on education law with a primary focus on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Throughout her legal career, Rebecca has received numerous appointments from judges in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Family Division-Juvenile Section to serve as Guardian ad litem, legal counsel, educational decision-maker, and mental health and medical guardian. She has represented approximately 2,000 abused, neglected, and special needs children. For five years Rebecca also represented families in education disputes pertaining to the IDEIA and Section 504. Her background has provided Rebecca with the opportunity to serve as a surrogate parent in Pennsylvania schools, educational advocate, parent attorney, and school district solicitor. She uses her diverse background to provide our clients with a unique advantage and perspective.
For her work in special education matters, Rebecca was bestowed the honor of being the 2013 recipient of the Achieva Excellence in Advocacy Award. She was a 2014 honoree for the Leading Education and Advocacy for Families Award.
Rebecca is a frequent lecturer on legal updates regarding the IDEA and Section 504. She has written extensively on legal compliance in school for students with disabilities and her work has been published by the National Business Institute. Rebecca routinely defends school districts in complex due process hearings and in the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth.
In 2006, Rebecca received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She graduated cum laude at West Liberty State College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Rebecca is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.