Zachary J. Marshall, Esquire

Associate

Zachary is an associate with Broder Law Group, P.C. who dedicates his practice to helping families obtain a Free Appropriate Public Education and needed related services for their child with special needs. Zachary also represents students who are the victims of bullying, harassment, retaliation, and school disciplinary action, as well as adults facing discrimination in higher education because of their disability.

It was Zachary’s experience as a teacher certified in Special Education and Social Studies that pushed him to support students of all ages with special needs and ensure they are afforded an appropriate individualized program. He advocates for students facing discrimination in education and assists families with all other aspects of special needs planning, including obtaining guardianship, reimbursement for services, and the creation of estates and trusts, advanced directives and powers of attorney. His practice in special education law and advocacy includes claims arising under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all applicable state and local statutes and regulation.

Zachary has also represented parties in estate planning, landlord-tenant matters, breach of contract actions, maintaining public benefits, civil rights discrimination suits, setting aside confessions of judgment, quiet title actions, mortgage foreclosure, judgement collections and advising clients on questions of capacity. He is a certified Philadelphia Landlord/Tenant Mediator and has amicably resolved numerous matters on eviction, ejectment of squatters, non-payment of rent, and habitability defects.

While working towards his J.D. at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Zachary interned with the federal U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and with Disabilities Rights Pennsylvania. He served as a NY Pro Bono Scholar with Temple Legal Aid, volunteered with the Philadelphia Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center, and represented Philadelphia students facing removal through the School Discipline Advocacy Service. For his commitment to helping the underrepresented, he received the Eve Biskind Klothen Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Zachary continues to volunteer his time assisting pro se clients in the Philadelphia Courts and drafting estate documents for first responders through the Wills for Heroes program. When not advocating on behalf of his clients, Zachary enjoys road biking, snowboarding, hiking, and discovering the Philadelphia food scene with friends and family.

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Honors/Awards

  • Eve Biskind Klothen Award Recipient, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Rubin Public Interest Law Honors Fellow
  • Beasley Scholar Recipient

Education

  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
  • B.A. Political Science, East Stroudsburg University, magna cum laude

Professional Affiliations

  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association