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ANDREW B. ADAIR

Andrew B. Adair is the resident partner for the Media (Delaware County) office of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Drew brings twenty years of litigation experience representing public entities, elected officials, businesses and public and private individuals in jury trials in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. In addition to his extensive trial experience, Drew has successfully argued appeals to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
 
Drew concentrates his practice primarily on civil rights, governmental liability, and employment discrimination. He has a wide range of experience handling civil rights litigation (First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments), employment litigation (discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims under Title VII, ADA, FMLA and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), labor law and unfair labor practices, municipal tort claims, land use and zoning, code enforcement, special education claims brought under the IDEA and § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, construction litigation, professional liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, general liability and workers’ compensation claims. 
 
As a result of his extensive litigation background, governmental entities, insurance carriers and private employers frequently ask Drew to design and present training seminars which focus on civil rights, employment law, and code enforcement. He also counsels and conducts investigations for public and private employers into employee discipline, termination, harassment and discrimination.
 
Drew is a former law clerk for the Honorable Richard R. Cooch of the Delaware Superior Court.

As an avid sailor, Drew actively campaigns his C&C 32 in regattas on the Chesapeake Bay.replika órák In his spare time, he also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and hiking.

Education

  • Hamilton College (B.A. 1989)
  • Tulane University School of Law (J.D. 1993, cum laude)

Experience

  • Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. (2006–Present)
  • Holsten & Associates – Media, Pa. (1998–2006)
  • Zulick & Zulick – Norristown, Pa. (1995–1998)
  • The Honorable Richard R. Cooch, Superior Court of Delaware, Law Clerk (1995)

Publications & Lectures

  • Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement (multiple presentations including the 2013 Annual PA Municipal Legal Update sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs; 91st Annual Educational Conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors; and the Berks County Bar Association)


  • Code Enforcement Training (City of Reading)


  • A Municipal Employer’s Guide to Prevention of Workplace Harassment (multiple presentations for several public employers)


  • Disability, Discrimination & Harassment (multiple presentations for public and private employers)


  • Fundamentals of Employment Discrimination (Reading Parking Authority)


  • Identification and Prevention of Workplace Harassment (County of Berks)


  • In-house civil rights training for insurance carriers (multiple presentations customized to train insurance claims adjusters to handle complex civil rights litigation)
     


  • Practical Steps to Prevent Claims of Workplace Harassment (multiple presentations for public and private employers)


  • Use of Force to Execute Administrative Search Warrants (presentation for several municipalities in Southeastern Pennsylvania)


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Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania (1993)
  • Louisiana (1995)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1998)
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1998)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2008)

Practice Areas

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