Fanelli Willett
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Fanelli Willett

With more than a quarter century of combined legal experience, Patrick Fanelli and Aimee Willett started Fanelli Willett Law Offices to provide quality legal representation to the types of public and private sector clients they had been serving for many years.

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Attorney Fanelli Speaks to PA School Solicitors Association

Attorney Patrick Fanelli, school lawyerAttorney Patrick Fanelli served as a guest speaker at this week’s Summer Solicitor’s Symposium sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association. This annual event held in State College, PA, is attended by more than 100 school lawyers from across Pennsylvania and provides an important opportunity for school attorneys to remain up to date on the most recent developments in the law.

At this week’s event, Fanelli presented on the topic of teacher dismissals, addressing recent appellate court decisions that potentially alter the process that districts use for firing teachers. These new cases interpreting the School Code’s employee termination procedures compel a fresh look at longstanding practices that may skip important steps and risk ruining or prolonging the process.

Attorney Fanelli also currently serves as the President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association for 2017.

He has presented at numerous other seminars in the field of education law, including the Sam Francis School Law Seminar in Pittsburgh, the Penn State School Study Council Seminar at the Dickinson School of Law, and various other seminars and events sponsored by PSBA.

Fanelli focuses his practice on helping public and private employers navigate the increasingly regulated landscape of labor and employment law. Every year Pennsylvania school districts and other public entities turn to him for assistance in the collective bargaining process, while a number of others seek his guidance as a general solicitor.

Fanelli Willett Law Offices High School Football Fan Favorites 2016

Vote Now For the Fanelli Willett Law Offices High School Football Favorites

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are excited to announce that VOTING IS NOW OPEN for the 2016 Fanelli Willett Law Offices High School Football Fan Favorites contest!

Fanelli Willet High School Football Fan FavoritesThe 2016 fall sports season is well underway for central Pennsylvania school districts. We already are enjoying all of the competition. Now it is your turn to get involved, with the second annual Fanelli Willett High School Football Fan Favorites Contest. This fun contest, held in conjunction with the Altoona Mirror is going on now!

Between now and October 25, you can vote for your favorites in more than 30 different categories, like Best Player, Best Coach, Best Cheerleaders, Best Band, Best Student Section, Best School Hangout, and many more! Winners will be crowned the Fanelli Willett High School Football Fan Favorites and will be announced following the season. Awards also will be presented to the winners for display.

How to vote

Voting for the contest will take place online, and you can come back to our website for a convenient way to keep voting throughout the contest. Last year’s contest generated a lot of interest, with thousands of votes being cast from Blair County, Bedford County, Cambria County, and Huntingdon County. Vote often to support your favorites. Just click on the contest logo at the top of the page, to go right to the convenient online ballot. Also, be sure to share this page with your friends and fellow fans in order to get as many votes as possible.

At Fanelli Willett Law Offices, our lawyers always are looking for ways to support our local communities, our schools, and kids. This fun contest provides all of us with an opportunity to celebrate all three, so be sure to vote now to support your high school football fan favorites this fall!

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Attorney Willett Leads Chamber of Commerce Seminar on New Overtime Rules

Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, Attorney Aimee Willett addressed a packed room of business leaders at the Altoona Grand Hotel, to talk about what the new overtime regulations will mean for businesses. The new regulations will change the status of many employees as it pertains to exempt and non-exempt status, so the Legislative Action Committee of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce organized the seminar in order to help employers understand in greater detail just how they will need to comply and how they should prepare for the new rules to take effect later this year.

Aimee regularly practices in the area of labor and employment law and has represented employers in matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania, arbitrations, local agency hearings and other administrative proceedings before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.

Fanelli Willett High School Football Fan Favorites announcement

First Annual Fanelli Willett High School Football Fan Favorites Contest Announced

Fanelli Willet High School Football Fan FavoritesFall is just around the corner, and with it will come the fall sports season. As we approach that time, we are excited to announce the first annual Fanelli Willett High School Football Fan Favorites Contest, held in conjunction with the Altoona Mirror.

Between September 15th and November 1st, you can vote for your favorites in more than 30 different categories, like Best Player, Best Coach, Best Student Section, Best School Hangout, and many more! Winners will be crowned the Fanelli Willett High School Fan Favorites and will be announced following the season. Awards will be presented to the winners for display. Voting for the Fanelli Willett Law Offices High School Football Fan Favorites will take place online, and you can come back to our website for a convenient link once the voting begins in September. Just look for the contest logo at the top of the page (the link will be active once voting begins).

At Fanelli Willett, we look for ways to support our local communities, our schools, and kids. This fun contest provides all of us with an opportunity to celebrate all three, so get ready to vote and support your fan favorites this fall!

Blair County Student of the Month

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Fanelli Willett Students of the Month

Fanelli Willett Student of the Month 2014-2015Fanelli Willett Law Offices and its attorneys were proud to sponsor the Student of the Month as published in the Altoona Mirror throughout the 2014-2015 school year.

Seen here is the complete list of students who were honored each month. Students were selected by their schools and were honored for a number of different reasons. As school law attorneys we regularly get to see the outstanding achievements accomplished by students, and we wanted to honor them and make sure that the Altoona Mirror‘s readers also get to learn about these great students and their hard work. A new student was named each month, and a profile was published in the Life section on the last Thursday of each month throughout the year. A cumulative list also was published monthly, and this list shown here is the final version that was published recently.

We thank the Altoona Mirror for their partnership in highlighting this great work, and we congratulate all of the students for the achievement.

Fanelli Willett to Sponsor Blair County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Event

We are proud to announce that Fanelli Willett Law Offices is partnering with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the upcoming WE-LEaD Networking Event Monday, March 24, 2014,  at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., in Duncansville.  The event begins at 5 pm and runs until 7.

WE-LEaD, an acronym for Women Encouraging — Leadership, Education and Development, organizes two educational workshops and two networking events each year. These events are geared toward meeting the professional needs of businesswomen.

If you are a woman in business in Blair County register today for this event, where you can meet and network with other local businesswomen.  We will see you there!

Fanelli Willett Celebrates Office Ribbon Cutting

Although the office has been open for almost five months now, Fanelli Willett celebrated the new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony, aided by staff and representatives of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce. We enjoy our relationship with the Chamber and its members, and we truly appreciate all who were in attendance at our ceremony today.

As always, we invite you to stop by our offices to say hi, or to contact us at any time.

FW: The Fanelli Willett Newsletter Launches

With email, you know that “FW” means something has been forwarded, and with Fanelli Willett, “FW” really does mean “forward,”  as FW: The Fanelli Willett eNewsletter helps you move forward, with relevant legal news and updates – delivered right to your inbox.

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Fanelli Willett on the radio

Find Fanelli Willett on the Radio

Starting today, Pat Fanelli and Aimee Willett take to the radio to wish Fanelli Willett clients and friends a joyous holiday and a successful new year. It has been an exciting several months since Fanelli Willett opened its doors, and the firm wanted to let everyone know how much Pat and Aimee appreciate the large number of clients who have made it that way.

Listen to these ads, which appear below, on your favorite local stations, including WRTA 1240 AM, Mix 94.7 FM, True Country 94.3 FM, and WKMC 1370 AM.

The first ad includes both Pat and Aimee:

Pat appears in the second:

Aimee appears in the third:

Again, from all of the attorneys and staff and Fanelli Willett, have a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year!

Office Improvement – New Signage

We are pleased to unveil some new signage for the lobby today.  Behind the reception area, guests now will be welcomed by our new metal sign, as well as by our friendly staff as always, of course.

Stop by today to visit the office and meet our attorneys and staff.