KingSpry is proud to announce that three of our attorneys, Donald F. Spry, II, John E. Freund, III, and Kirby G. Upright, LLM, CPA, have been named 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and two attorneys, Jonathan M. Huerta, and Ryan K. Fields have been named 2020 Rising Stars by Super Lawyer Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.
Honorees are listed in the June 2020 issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and at www.superlawyers.com.
Meet Our 2020 Super Lawyers
Donald F. Spry, II is a founding member of the firm. He chairs the Family Law Practice Group and is also a member of the Education Law Practice Group.
As a Pennsylvania Bar Institute faculty member, he lectures frequently on family law and also lectures on education law for other organizations. He has written materials for PBI as well as for other seminars and he appears regularly on the television show American Law Journal.
A graduate of Moravian College, Mr. Spry earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In 2019, he was honored as a distinguished graduate of Moravian College at their Night of Stars event.
John E. Freund is a founding member of the firm and the chair of KingSpry’s education law practice group.
Mr. Freund is one of Pennsylvania’s most experienced practitioners in education, employment, civil rights, and issues that affect local government and their insurers. As a leading education law attorney, Mr. Freund regularly represents public schools, private schools and colleges on a wide range of legal concerns in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and special education due process matters. He also serves as counsel to various regional and national educational organizations.
Mr. Freund graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received his Juris Doctorate from Villanova University, where he was a member of the Villanova Law Review and winner of the Reimel Moot Court Finalist Award. In 2014, he received the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors’ Association President’s Award for Distinguished Career Achievement to School Law.
Kirby G. Upright is a member of the firm who holds a Masters of Laws (Taxation) as well as being a certified public accountant.
Mr. Upright takes particular pride in having been elected a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Council, a prestigious organization to which only attorneys who meet certain exemplary standards are invited. He is one of only two attorneys in northeastern Pennsylvania and approximately 1500 across the nation in ACTEC.
Mr. Upright is a frequent lecturer on matters of estate planning and administration and regularly serves as a faculty member of and has authored many articles for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is the past chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and most recently, he contributed a chapter and served as editor of a PBI text entitled “Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Clients in Pennsylvania.”
Mr. Upright is listed in various Who’s Who publications as well as Best Lawyers In America.
A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Upright earned his Juris Doctorate from Akron University School of Law and a Master of Law degree in Taxation from Temple University School of Law.
Our 2020 Rising Stars
Jonathan M. Huerta is a partner with the firm, concentrating his practice in the areas of litigation and education law.
He earned his Juris Doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business Foundations from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Huerta is the Zone 2 Governor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and a member of the board of the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley. He is a former chair of the Northampton County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division and the former chair of the LGBTQ Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. He also has been named a “Future Leader of the Lehigh Valley” for 2019 by the Chamber’s Excellence in Business Awards.
He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Music Industry, with a minor in Psychology, cum laude from Northeastern University.
Mr. Fields is a board member for the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, Family Connection of Easton, and ACE Mentors of the Lehigh Valley. He also serves as the Lower Milford Township representative on the Board of Directors for the Southern Lehigh Public Library. Mr. Fields also volunteers with the legal clinic for the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. He hosts the Planning Now video blog series, and has lectured for the National Bar Institute.