HOWARD L. KELIN

chairs the firm’s Litigation Group. Howard concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, education law, construction law, and labor and employment law. A main focus of Howard’s practice is complex litigation. He frequently opposes attorneys from much larger law firms. Howard has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution, including both mediation and binding arbitration.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

2017

Big, Bad Bullies – How to Protect Your Students from Harm and Your District from Liability

for KKAL Education Law Breakfast (2017), Howard L. Kelin and Jeffrey D. Litts

 

HR Legal Developments Impacting School Districts

for IU-13 HR Exchange Conference (2017), Howard L. Kelin

 

2016

Overview of Legal Issues Impacting School Boards

for KKAL School District Client (2016), Howard L. Kelin

 

Ten Rules for Project Documentation

for KKAL Client (2016), Howard L. Kelin

 

Construction Presentation: Ten Ways to Help Avoid Legal Problems in School Construction

for PASBO Annual Conference (2016), Howard L. Kelin

 

Impact of New Overtime Rules on Non-Profit Organizations

for Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2016), Howard L. Kelin

 

Transgender Students:  Legal Issues and Strategies

for KKAL Education Law Breakfast (2016), Howard L. Kelin and Jeffrey D. Litts

 

Issuing Bids and RFPs – How to Protect Your School District with Proper Forms and Specifications

for PASBO Webcast (2016), Howard L. Kelin and Katie L. Summers

 

2015

Tax Assessment and Tax Exemption Appeals:  How to Survive Lurking Danger/Critical to District Revenues

for PASBO Annual Conference (2015), Howard L. Kelin

 

The Saga of School Employee Home Addresses and Practical Tips on ‘What to do Now’

for KKAL Labor and Employment Seminar (2015), Howard L. Kelin

 

Student Expulsion Hearings

for KKAL School District Client (2015), Howard L. Kelin

 

Overview of Legal Considerations for School-Affiliated Organizations (Booster Clubs, Association of Faculty and Parents, etc.)

for KKAL School District Client (2015), Howard L. Kelin

 

Keep Smiling in the Sunshine – School Board Compliance with PA’s Sunshine Act

for KKAL Education Law Breakfast (2015), Howard L. Kelin and Jeffrey D. Litts

EDUCATION
  • College of William and Mary
    B.A., 1980, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1985. Editor in Chief, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
  • Partner, Kegel Kelin Almy & Lord LLP.
    Concentration in litigation, construction law, education law, and labor and employment law.
  • Attorney, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, Virginia.
    May 1985 – August 1992.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Sections on Litigation, Labor & Employment Law and Education Law
  • PSBA Solicitors Association
    President, 2001
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
  • PSBA Education Law Focus, “When Does a School Activity Constitute an Impermissible Establishment of Religion?” (1993)
  • Virginia Environmental Law Journal, “Amending Superfund to Include a Discovery Rule for Personal Injury Caused by Hazardous Substance Exposure” (1984)
PUBLIC SERVICE
  • Congregation Shaarai Shamayim,
    Board of Trustees, 2020-present
  • Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic,
    Member of Board of Directors, 2016-Present
  • Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
    Member of Board of Directors, 2011-2016
  • New American Schools Development Corporation, Washington, D.C.
    Advisory Council, 1991-1997
  • Leukemia Society of America,
    Virginia Chapter Board Member, 1990-1992

KEGEL KELIN LITTS & LORD LLP
24 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602-2913
Phone: 717-392-1100 Fax: 717-392-4385