David Ferleger

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David Ferleger Law Office
413 Johnson Street, Suite 203
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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I am available to file petitions for certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States, for Supreme Court argument, and to litigate appeals in the federal courts of appeals, and the states' appellate courts. As a special master serving a federal court for almost nine years, I presided over evidentiary hearings, made findings, issued orders, resolved hundreds of disputes, and reported to the court. A federal judge characterized my service to the court in this way: “The Special Master [David Ferleger] is a skilled judicial adjunct who has served the Court with balance and with fairness to the parties.” I bring that same skill and devotion to justice to every person I represent. Experience • Five oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States. • Participation in other Supreme Court litigation. • Numerous federal court of appeals cases. • Landmark class action and individual litigation. • National litigation in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, for example. • Federal Court Special Master. • Federal Court-Appointed Monitor. • Federal Court-Appointed Independent Consultant and Monitor of class action. • Special Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, representing the Governor and a cabinet agency. • Work for the West Virginia Supreme Court, the National Institute of Mental Health, the State of Wyoming, the State of New Jersey, the National Disabilities Rights Network, and other bodies. • Invited testimony to United States Senate. • Invited presentation to United Nations Conference (Iceland). • Teaching at University of Pennsylvania Law School and New York University Law School. • Law review, popular press and other publications. Areas of Practice: United States Supreme Court petitions for certiorari and argument; federal courts of appeals briefs and argument. • Special master and service to courts. • Arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. • Civil rights and constitutional rights. • Disability law, including developmental disabilities, retardation, mental health, physical disabilities, community services, community placement. • Americans with Disabilities Act. • Abuse and neglect. • Medical malpractice. • Professional malpractice. • Nursing home rights. • Elder law. • Special education. • Employment law. • Discrimination in employment and in receipt of public services and public accommodation. • Business law, including contract drafting, review and enforcement. • Higher education, including university tenure and disciplinary process, and academic freedom. • Real estate. • Investments. • Cases raising important public and private issues.

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health care access
Disability Law
Employment Law