Law Office of Benjamin J. Hinerfeld
12 Church Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
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Our firm is not affiliated with any religious organization, but we affirm the following seven Unitarian Universalist Principles, each of which is consistent with our goal of advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities:
1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process;
6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part..
Ben Hinerfeld began practicing special education law as pro bono co-counsel with the venerable Public Interest Law Center, an organization with which the firm still regularly collaborates. In 2013, he founded this firm, and represents clients throughout Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
Before practicing special education, Ben represented institutional and individual shareholders, litigating actions under the federal securities laws. He has served as Deputy City Solicitor for the Law Department of the City of Philadelphia, representing the Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement, and serving as a Right-to-Know officer for the City of Philadelphia. He began his legal career as a judicial clerk on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Ben attended law school at the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The son of a Philadelphia public school teacher, he has a long-standing interest in public education. He served as an undergraduate writing consultant at the University of Texas and St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He has examined Constitutional precedents that required public school teachers providing federally funded (Title I) services to parochial school students to remain physically outside of those schools. He has also studied the history of Native American education from the 17th to the 20th Centuries.
Ben is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Delaware, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Northern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd and 9th Circuits.