Joan E. London practices in the areas of municipal law, land use, employment law, and appellate practice. She has been with Kozloff Stoudt since its formation in 2000, and was previously with the predecessor firm of Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley. Born in Philadelphia, she is a graduate of Villanova University, with a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science, and earned a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1992. She is a member of the Berks County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA). Joan served as a member of the PBA House of Delegates. She is past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the PBA, where she led the Section in advocating for better legislation on municipal claims and tax liens. Locally, Joan served as President of the Berks County Bar Association in 2018, served as its Treasurer from 2003 to 2006, and currently is Co-Chair of its Municipal/Education/Environmental/Real Estate Section.
Joan has been dedicated to education of attorneys and local government officials throughout her career. Since 1999, she has served as a course planner and instructor in seminars offered by the PBA, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, Albright College Center for Excellence in Local Government, the Berks County Bar Association, Society for Human Resources Management, Pennsylvania Sewage Enforcement Officers Association, Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Legal Secretaries, and Pennsylvania Housing Alliance. These programs have addressed diverse topics including validity challenges to land use ordinances, zoning for agricultural preservation, administrative search warrants, the Sunshine Act, the Right to Know Law, wage and hour law, employment discrimination, and blighted property remediation. Joan authored the 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 PBA’s Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine titled “Emerging from the Red: What to do About Municipalities In Financial Trouble.” She is a frequent contributor to the Berk’s County Bar Association magazine, The Berks Barrister, writing articles on recent cases in land use, short-term rentals and the sharing economy, and attorney wellness, and regularly appears on local television to discuss developments in municipal and employment law.