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About Alan L. Yatvin

Alan L. Yatvin, a partner and chair of the firm’s civil rights practice, is a preeminent police misconduct and civil rights litigators. His practice focuses on civil rights litigation, criminal defense in state, federal, and international tribunals, as well as the representation of students with special needs. With a successful career spanning 37 years, Alan has tried cases ranging from death penalty homicides to complex municipal liability police misconduct cases. He has also briefed and/or argued appellate matters before the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

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Students with disabilities in Pa. charter schools

November 28, 2012 10:26 am Published by

On November 26th The Legal Intelligencer published Charter School Reform Must Protect Vulnerable Students, by David Lapp, a staff attorney at the Education Law Center (ELC).  This excellent piece discusses a problem which we have often seen in our practice – charter schools believing they can operate like private schools, without regard to the rights of special needs students.


Busy November

November 27, 2012 10:40 am Published by

November has been a busy month for Popper & Yatvin.  On November 15th the Philadelphia Inquirer published Howard’s OpEd on a police officer’s cell-room tasering of a handcuffed youth in Colwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  Click to read On November 24th the New Jersey Star-Ledger published Alan’s OpEd on the need to train New Jersey police to recognize the signs and symptoms of a diabetes emergency.  Click to read  



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