The Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association honored Peacock Keller Partner Barbara A. Graham with its President’s Award for Distinguished Career Achievement at the Solicitors Association School Law Workshop in Hershey, PA. The award honors a school solicitor who has contributed to Pennsylvania school law through achievement at the highest level of professional accomplishment, and has donated energy and talent to the Association, its members and Pennsylvania public schools.
“Barbara Graham exemplifies the highest ethical standards as a school solicitor while aggressively representing school districts,” said fellow Partner Ken Baker. “Her efforts to help the school boards she represents achieve their goals to provide an excellent education to each and every one of their students, is well known and well respected. Her willingness to share her knowledge, experience, expertise and skills is unparalleled."
Ms. Graham has dedicated 28 years to serving as a school district solicitor in Allegheny, Washington and Greene Counties, as well as special counsel to many other school entities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. She served as the Solicitors Association’s President in 1996 and continues to provide informative legal presentations for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and other educational service organizations.
“I am truly honored, and humbled, to receive this award, but could not have had the career I have had without the support of my parents, my siblings, my husband and children, and the partners in my Firm, particularly, Reed Day, Bob Crothers, Ken Baker and Mary Gail Korsmeyer,” said Ms. Graham. “I have been fortunate to be a member of this Association and to have benefitted greatly through the years from the collegiality of many of its members.”
Ms. Graham focuses her practice on school law and employment law. She often speaks to local governmental officials, school boards, and public school teachers and is a frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. She has also lectured to high school students on a number of legal issues. She is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and Washington County Bar Associations.