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. She previously was employed as an associate with Rhoda, Stoudt, and Bradley. Joan concentrates her practice in municipal law, land use, appellate practice and employment law. She has been a faculty member for the Land Use Institute Program offered annually by the Albright College Center for Excellence In Local Government (CELG), and otherCELG programs, since 1999. She has planned and taught seminars offered by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Berks County Bar Association, the Society for Human Resources Management, and the Pennsylvania Housing Alliance. These programs have addressed topics including 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 co-authored a chapter titled “Meetings and Records” for the Solicitor’s Handbook published by the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and co-authored a cover article for the May-June 2013 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine titled “Emerging from the Red: What to do About Municipalities In Financial Trouble.” She regularly appears on BCTV’s “Ask A Lawyer” on local government and employment-related issues.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joan is a member of the Berks County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Joan is past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), and currently is a member of the PBA House of Delegates. Joan is currently Vice President of the Berks County Bar Association, served as its Treasurer from 2003 to 2006, and has served as Chair of its Municipal/Education/Environmental/Real Estate Section.
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
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