Kristine Roddick, Attorney | KingSpry

Kristine Roddick

Kristine Marakovits-Roddick is the Managing Partner of KingSpry. Chair of the Special Education Law Practice Group, she practices in the areas of general and special education law. She has represented school districts in various legal matters statewide in counties including Lehigh, Northampton, Luzerne, Pike, Allegheny, and Monroe.

She is a former Assistant Solicitor for Monroe County Children and Youth Services Agency, a former Assistant Protection from Abuse Advocate for Monroe County and former Special Counsel to the Public Defender’s Office representing parents involved in dependency matters. Ms. Roddick has been appointed by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office as Special Assistant District Attorney for truancy matters.

After law school, Ms. Roddick clerked for the Honorable Jerome P. Cheslock of the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County.

Ms. Roddick is a frequent lecturer in the education field, speaking on a variety of issues facing school districts that include student discipline, special education liability, confidentiality issues and taxation.

In 2014, she was named a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Super Lawyer and Philadelphia Magazine, and in 2015, she was named a “Women Of Influence” by Lehigh Valley Business. In 2017, she was named to the list of “Select Lawyers” by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine and in 2019, she was named a Zephyr Graduate of Distinction by her alma mater, Whitehall Coplay School District.

Ms. Roddick earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law. She graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Criminology, where she was in the Honors Program and received the Dean’s Scholar Award.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Memberships and Associations
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Past President, Secretary, and a former Region 8 Director for the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association
  • National Slovene Benefit Society
  • Leadership Lehigh Valley Alumni, Class President

 

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