Profile

Kiandra is an Associate in the firm’s Lancaster office where she practices in the Labor & Employment and Education Law Groups.

Kiandra defends self-insured employers in workers compensation matters and provides representation and counsel to clients in employment discrimination litigation. She has experience aiding employers in investigating allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and other incidents of workplace misconduct.

As an education law attorney, Kiandra represents school districts, charter schools, and other providers of educational services. She provides counsel on matters involving student and faculty rights and compliance with federal and state laws. Kiandra represents educational institutions in litigation, including advocating for public schools during administrative special education hearings.

In addition to Kiandra’s education and employment law practice areas, she represents professional fiduciaries in fiduciary litigation matters involving the interpretation of wills and trust agreements, trust modification and reformation, discretionary distributions to beneficiaries, guardianships, surcharge actions for trustees, executors and agents, as well as matters involving special needs trusts.

As a committed volunteer, Kiandra participated in the Clemency Project 2014 where she successfully represented an incarcerated individual who received Clemency from former President Barack H. Obama. Kiandra is also an active participant with the Lancaster-based Children Deserve a Chance Foundation (Attollo), is a member of the Board of Trustees at The New School of Lancaster and serves as President of the Junior Board of Girls on the Run of Lancaster.

Prior to joining McNees, Kiandra served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Dennis E. Reinaker, President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Kiandra is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the Federal District Courts in the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Dennis E. Reinaker, who now serves as Lancaster County’s President Judge in the Court of Common Pleas.

Assistant City Solicitor – Tax Unit for the City of Philadelphia Law Department.  Represented the Water Revenue Bureau before the Philadelphia Municipal Court, Tax Review Board, and the Court of Common Pleas.

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, B.A., 2009

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., 2013

HONORS/AWARDS

2017 Distinguished Leader, The Legal Intelligencer

MEMBERSHIPS

Lancaster Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Junior Board of Directors for the Girls on the Run of Lancaster

The New School of Lancaster, Board of Trustees

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

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