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OBERT KIDWELL – CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY

Bob concentrates his practice in debtor defense, residential/commercial landlord representation, and general civil litigation.

Bob was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains.  In 2001, he earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.  In 2007, he graduated with a J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law.  While at Villanova, Bob successfully obtained refugee status for a family of six from Iraq.  The case gained notoriety in the immigration community and Bob was invited to represent his clients at a panel hearing entitled “The Plight of the Iraqi Refugees” before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, chaired by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

Outside of work, Bob is an avid sports fan and spends his leisure time with his wife and two young boys.

EDUCATION

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania

    • J.D. – 2007

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    • B.A. – 2001

    • Major: English Literature

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania, 2007

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2007

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Monroe County Bar Association, 2007 – Present

  • Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, 2012 – Present

  • National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member, Lizzie’s Circle–a PA non-profit corporation, 501 (c) (3) exempt benefitting pediatric cancer patients in Monroe County

  • Attorney Advisor, 2014-Present — Stroudsburg Area School District Mock Trial Team

    Recent Reported Decisions:

    Shvekh v. Zoning Hearing Bd., 154 A.3d 408 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2017); Maula v. Northampton Cnty. Div. of Assessment, 149 A.3d 442 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016); Marchenko v. Zoning Hearing Bd. of Pocono Twp., 147 A.3d 947 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016).

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Robert J. Kidwell

570-234-0344

800-506-0191

rkidwell@newmanwilliams.com

712 Monroe Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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