Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Family & Personal Matters
  • General Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Municipal Law
  • School Law

For a number of years, the attorneys at Fanelli Willett have been representing private and public sector clients in a variety of matters. In particular, they represent large and small employers, guiding them through the increasingly challenging landscape facing employers today.

When public school districts want someone to guide them carefully through labor matters, from collective bargaining to employee discipline, they go to Fanelli Willett. When both public and private clients need assistance with employee discipline matters, they call Fanelli Willett. When employers require competent and effective defense in court or in other forums, they hire Fanelli Willett.


Fanelli Willett clients seek guidance in all of the following areas of practice

General Litigation

Our goal for clients is to prevent you from having to defend yourself in court, but when you do find yourself facing suit, whether in state or federal court or administrative agency, we are here to defend your interests vigorously.

Labor & Employment Law

Businesses and organizations must comply with complex and ever changing federal and state statutes pertaining to employee relations. We provide assistance in implementing policies and procedures that aid in statutory and regulatory compliance. We help employers navigate:


  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Wage, Payment and Collection
  • Worker’s Compensation

    Municipal Law

    Local governmental authorities and municipalities in need of a reliable partner to consult with on legal matters can find that partnership with Fanelli Willett. We understand the diverse challenges governmental bodies face and the duty to serve the public’s interest in an administratively and financial efficient manner. Our experience in representing municipal and local governmental bodies includes:


  • Board governance matters
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Condemnation and Eminent Doman
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Municipal liability and litigation
  • Right to Know Law
  • Solicitorship Services
  • Sunshine Act/Open Meeting
  • Tax Assessment Appeals
  • Zoning and Land Use

    School Law

    As legal counsel to school districts, we are not the tenth board member. We understand that school districts need a professional partner to navigate through the complexities of the state and federal laws impacting public schools. Our experience includes representing school districts in the capacity of solicitor, special counsel and insurance counsel. Although not an exhaustive list, we have provided legal counsel for:


  • Board meetings
  • Discipline hearings involving staff and students serving as prosecutor and hearing officer
  • Administrative proceedings such as before the EEOC, PHRC, OCR, on matters related to harassment and discrimination
  • Special education matters
  • Reduction in workforce
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Lawsuits in state and federal court