Jennifer Price is a special education attorney and principal attorney of the Law Office of Jennifer O. Price in the Pittsburgh metro area. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Price is an experienced trial lawyer who represents children with disabilities. Her advocacy includes attending IEP meetings and disciplinary hearings and vigorously defending clients in juvenile court. She also represents clients in civil rights matters relating to violations of Title II of the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and constitutional violations.
Attorney Price began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a prosecutor, she was the sole trial counsel in both jury and bench trials. She prosecuted hundreds of cases, including major felonies such as attempted homicide, robbery, drug and gun violations, and sexual abuse against children.
Attorney Price is very familiar with the courts and believes in making sure every child has an opportunity to succeed both in school and in life. Her boutique law firm provides protection and defense against abuses of the criminal justice system as well as the educational system. With 10 years of experience, Attorney Price’s advocacy has resulted in many successes that include withdrawal of criminal charges, expulsion prevention, and federal lawsuits or due process hearings that resulted in successful settlements.
She is an award recipient of Who’s Next: Law by The Incline and Fab 40 from the New Pittsburgh Courier. She is a frequent legal commentator on Rush to Judgment and NightTalk, produced by PCNC, a Pittsburgh NBC affiliate. She is also the author of The Vicious Cycle Inside Allegheny County Juvenile Court for Black Girls and their Mothers. I Saw it Up Close, which is an in-depth reporting article of Attorney Price’s experience as both a prosecutor and mother.
Attorney Price is an active member of her community, where she has served on the boards of Literacy Council and Pittsburgh Mercy Health. She has also been a hearing committee member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Mothers of Preschoolers (Murrysville chapter), American Association of University Women (Murrysville chapter), and a board member of the Murrysville Community Library Foundation Board.