PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kleinbard is pleased to announce that Francis G. Notarianni has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Litigation Department where he will be working closely with the Government Relations and Political Law Groups. Fran focuses his practice on litigation involving government entities, elected officials, and constitutional matters. He is well versed in both criminal and civil proceeding before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where he previously served as both a judicial intern and law clerk for Justice Kevin M. Dougherty.

“Fran has extensive experience with matters before state and local courts,” said Matt Haverstick, Managing Partner and leader of the Political Law Practice. “We believe he will be a great asset to the team as we continue to support clients in high-stakes litigation, appeals, and other issues involving government, public policy, and constitutional law.”

In addition to his experience in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Fran has also served as a judicial intern for The Honorable James M. Munley in the U.S. District Court for The Middle District of Pennsylvania, and has experience working within the City of Philadelphia Law Department. Fran received his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University and his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College.

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