Chris is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. During law school, Chris clerked for the Hon. Robert J. Woodside in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Chris also served as judicial law clerk for the Hon. Ronald B. Graves in the Civil Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Outside of the office, Chris is an adjunct instructor for Penn State Dickinson Law. He also devotes a portion of his time as a volunteer for the Wills for Heroes Program.
•The Risks of Failing to Report School Leaders Liability Claims, Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Cirriculum Development, October 2017
•The Thin Blue Line in School, Lehigh University Special Education Law Conference, May 2017
•Dyslexia: Much More Than What We Thought, Lehigh University Special Education Law Conference, May 2016
•Advanced Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Support Plans, PBI Exceptional Children Conference, October 2015
•Successfully Handling Disciplinary Actions for Special Needs Students, National Business Institute, December 2014
•Best Practices for Technology and Social Media in the Workplace, Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc., February 2014
•Insurance Agents and Brokers Best Claims Practices in Claims Administration and Underwriting, Liberty Mutual Insurance, December 2013
•Avoiding Liability in Special Education, Central Dauphin School District, August 2013
•PBA Malpractice Avoidance Program, Perry County Bar Association, April 2013
•Avoiding Legal Malpractice, PBA Malpractice Avoidance Program, Adams County Bar Association, April 2012
•Avoiding Liability as Sellers' Agents in Residential Real Estate Transactions, Particularly with Regard to the Disclosure of Material Defects in the Property, Educational Development School of Real Estate, March 2012
•Malpractice Avoidance Program, PBA Malpractice Avoidance Program, Mifflin and Juniata County Bar Associations, October 2011
•PBA Malpractice Avoidance Program, Dauphin County Bar Association, August 2011
•Avoiding Liability in Special Education, Pottsville Area School District, August 2011
•Avoiding Liability in Special Education, Palmyra Area School District, August 2010
Honors & Awards
•BV Distinguished LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
•Susquehanna Valley Select Lawyers, 2014
Year Joined Organization: 2006
NBI- Pennsylvania Special Education Law Seminar
Seminar • Dec 11, 2014
Professional Liability Attorney, Chris Conrad, will present at the National Business Institute's Pennsylvania Special Education Law Seminar in Harrisburg, PA on December 11, 2014. His presentation topic, Successfully Handling Disciplinary...
Lehigh University's 44th Special Education Law Conference
Conference • May 13, 2016
Christopher Conrad will present on the topic of Dyslexia. This session will cover salient developments under the IDEA, New Jersey and Pennsylvania laws, and recent relevant case law, and the Dear Colleague Letter (2015) specific to students...
Legal Updates for Insurance Agents & Brokers - January 2019
Law Alerts • January 10, 2019
edited by Timothy G. Ventura, Esq. Defense Verdict for Insurance Agency and Owner in Professional Negligence Case By Christopher J. Conrad, Esquire We successfully defended an independent insurance agency and its owner against claims of..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...
Legal Updates for Insurance Agents & Brokers - July 2018
Law Alerts • July 6, 2018
Edited by Timothy G. Ventura, Esq. A Primer on Insurance Agents and Brokers Liability in Maryland By Christopher J. Conrad, Esquire Courts in Maryland have long held that an independent insurance broker (or agent) is viewed as an agent of..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
This Is Exhausting! Parents of Special Needs Children Who Allege Educational Harm Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies Under the IDEA Before Filing Lawsuit
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017 by Christopher J. Conrad, Esquire Key Points Parents of children with special needs who allege educational harm must exhaust administrative remedies under the IDEA before filing suit in federal..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
The IDEA Statute of Limitations (Finally!) Explained
Defense Digest Article • December 1, 2015
By Christopher J. Conrad, Esq.* Key Points: Absent certain statutory exceptions, parents have two years from the date they knew or should have known of a violation of the IDEA to request a due process hearing through the filing..., Defense Digest, Vol 21, No. 4, December 2015 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
State Courts May Exercise Jurisdiction in Legal Malpractice Actions Arising Out of Patent Litigation
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2013
by Christopher J. Conrad, Esq.* Key Points: Federal district courts do not have exclusive jurisdiction of legal malpractice actions arising out of patent infringement claims previously litigated in federal..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
Third Circuit Holds That Private Employers Are Not Prohibited by Bankruptcy Code From Denying
Articles • January 3, 2013
Third Circuit Holds That Private Employers Are Not Prohibited by the Bankruptcy Code From Denying Employment to Individuals Who Previously Filed for Bankruptcy
Defense Digest Article • June 2, 2011
Federal - Employment Law, KEY POINTS A private employer is not prohibited under 525(b) of the Bankruptcy Code from refusing to hire an individual simply because he or she previously filed for bankruptcy. Public entity..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2011
Forum the Bell Tolls: Plaintiffs Lose Challenge to Validity of Forum Selection Clause in Their Auto Insurance Policy
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2010
Pensylvania - Insurance Coverage, Key Points: When the language of an insurance contract is clear and unambiguous, courts will give effect to that language. Forum selection clause in plaintiffs' auto insurance policy was clear..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2010
Defense Prevails on Behalf of an Intermediate Unit in a Federal Civil Rights Action
Dec 1, 2017
The plaintiff claimed she was sexually abused by her former music teacher, an employee of the plaintiff’s school district. During 9th grade, the plaintiff was placed in an emotional support classroom, which was operated by the intermediate...
Successful Defense of Real Estate Broker in Residential Transaction
May 11, 2017
Successfully defended a Pennsylvania real estate broker who represented the seller in a residential real estate transaction. ?The homeowner-plaintiffs claimed that the seller and our client failed to disclose certain material defects in the property...
Dismissal of Claims Against Special Education Hearing Officer
May 11, 2017
Successfully defended a special education due process hearing officer in a civil rights action filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. ?The parent of a child with special needs initially filed a due process complaint against the local...
Successful Defense of Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer
Dec 6, 2016
We successfully defended a special education due process hearing officer in a civil rights action filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. ?The parent of a child with special needs initially filed a due process complaint against their...
Successful Defense of School District in OCR Investigation
Apr 21, 2016
Successfully defended an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) against our client, a local school district, which was alleged to have violated the rights of a qualified student with a disability under...
Diabetes Not Cause of Student's Marching Band Issues
Feb 16, 2015
Successfully represented a Pennsylvania school district in a special education due process hearing. A high school student with Type 1 Diabetes, who was a member of the high school marching band, tried out to play bass drum in the percussion ensemble...
Associations & Memberships
•Cumberland County Bar Association
•Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
•Pennsylvania Bar Assocation, Legal Services for Exceptional Children Committee
•Saint Thomas More Society
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