Rebecca A. Young, Attorney | KingSpry

Rebecca A. Young

Rebecca Young’s calming, personable manner puts clients at ease throughout all stages of the legal process and makes them feel like their problem is on its way to being solved.

Rebecca A. Young is a partner with KingSpry’s Education, Special Education and Adoption Law Practice Groups.

Attorney Young represents school entities regarding special education, truancy, discipline, enrollment, and Right To Know matters. She litigates cases before state trial and appellate courts as well as administrative agencies including the Office of Open Records, the Office for Dispute Resolution and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She is a frequent speaker and author on legal matters related to her practice.

Admitted to practice before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Attorney Young is a member of the Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton County Bar Associations. She is also an active member of the Children’s Rights Committee and the Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Actively engaged with community agencies that address the needs of children and families, Attorney Young currently serves as a board member for Diakon Child, Family and Community Ministries. She previously served as a Board member for Community Services for Children, and as a Trustee for Project Child of the Lehigh Valley and the Monroe County Bar Foundation. She also volunteers for The Kindness Project. 

Attorney Young’s adoption practice includes public (foster care), private, kinship, and step-parent adoptions in Monroe, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Bucks counties. She reviews and ad- dresses stipend issues, adoption subsidy agreements, permanent legal custodianship agreements, and post-adoption contact agreements, and formalizes traditional and non-traditional custodial arrangements.

She earned her Juris Doctorate at Villanova University School of Law, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at MCP-Hahnemann University, her M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and her undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
Professional Associations
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Children’s Rights Committee
    • Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee
  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Board Member, Diakon Child, Family and Community Ministries
  • Former Board member, Community Services for Children
  • Former Trustee, Project Child of the Lehigh Valley
  • Former Trustee, Monroe County Bar Foundation

Recent Posts

KingSpry Partner Rebecca Young Presents Tuition Reimbursement

KingSpry partner Rebecca Young will present “Tuition Reimbursement: Pitfalls and Recent Case Reviews”  at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Exceptional Children Conference on October 14, 2022.

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Act 55 Extends Enrollment for Students with Disabilities to Combat Lost Opportunities from COVID-19  

On July 8, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 into law, intending to address ongoing learning losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Act 55 expands the opportunity for extended enrollment to students with disabilities.

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Commonwealth Court Shields Disclosure of Right to Know Requests for Personal Contact Information

On May 26, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that personal contact information contained in requests submitted under the Right-to-Know Law may be exempted from disclosure. 

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