Joan E. London
Joan has been with Kozloff Stoudt since its formation in 2000 from the merger of Kozloff, Diener, Payne and Fegley and Rhoda, Stoudt and Bradley. Joan specializes in the areas of municipal law, land use, employment law, and appellate practice, having successfully argued appeals in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court and Superior Court, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Joan has devoted a great deal of time to instructional programs for both lawyers and non-lawyers locally and throughout Pennsylvania. She is a regular course planner and faculty member for Continuing Legal Education programs offered by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), especially the PBI's Municipal Law Colloquium and Pennsylvania Land Use Institute. She has worked with the Albright College Center for Excellence in Local Government, the Berks County Bar Association, the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Pennsylvania Housing Alliance as an instructor for seminars offered for attorneys, government officials and employers. These seminars have addressed such diverse topics as validity challenges to land use ordinances, zoning for agricultural preservation, the Sunshine Act, the Right to Know Law, wage and hour law, employment discrimination, and blighted property remediation. Joan is a regular panelist and moderator on Berks Community Television's "Ask A Lawyer" program on local government and employment-related topics.
Joan has published articles of interest to Pennsylvania municipal lawyers. She recently authored a chapter titled "Meetings and Records" for the upcoming edition of the Solicitor's Handbook published by the Governor's Center for Local Government Services of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Joan co-authored the cover article for the May-June 2013 issue of the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine circulated to all members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) titled "Emerging from the Red: What to do About Municipalities In Financial Trouble," which highlighted the challenges faced by municipalities, especially cities of the Third Class, due to limited tax base and escalating expenses, and options such as early intervention, Act 47, and receivership offered under Pennsylvania law.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joan is a member of the Berks County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Joan is the past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the PBA, and currently serves on the PBA House of Delegate. Joan was Treasurer of the Berks County Bar Association from 2003 to 2006, and has served as Chair of the Municipal/Education/Environmental/Real Estate Section of the Berks County Bar Association.
Education: Villanova University (B.A., 1987) (M.A., 1990), Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1992)
Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.