Gabrielle C. Goham

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Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Media, PA

Raffaele Puppio
 | 19 West Third Street, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-891-6710
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education
Attorney Profile

As a former teacher with a legal background in special education matters, Gabrielle C. Sereni serves as the chair of the Special Education Department at Raffaele Puppio. Ms. Sereni is a partner at the Media, Pennsylvania, law firm and represents those in the Philadelphia region in matters involving school law and government services. Her clients include intermediate units, private and charter schools and school districts.

After teaching in the Delaware County public school system and earning her Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law, Ms. Sereni served several clerkships, including a federal position. She also worked at the Delaware County Common Pleas Court and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.

Before joining Raffaele Puppio, Ms. Sereni was an associate at Wisler Pearlstine, LLP. She then became a senior shareholder at the McAndrews Law Offices. During this time, Ms. Sereni is proud to have argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that led to precedential decisions in the special education realm. Another noteworthy accomplishment is having memoranda presented to the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Sereni is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts as well as before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A member of the Delaware County Bar Association, Ms. Sereni also uses her knowledge regarding special education to write articles and give presentations. Other activities enjoyed by Ms. Sereni include her three years spent on the St. John’s Preschool board of directors and being the former legal adviser for the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education.

Practice Areas
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Schools & Education (100%): Education, Schools

Focus Areas

Education, Schools


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011

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Admitted: 1999, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Semi-Finalist as a second year law student in Villanova Law School's Theodore Reimel Moot Court Competition, 1998
  • Represented Villanova Law School in national Moot Court competition, 1998
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2006 - 2011
  • Named as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, Philadelphia magazine, 2013-2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2004 – Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® rated by LexisNexis
  • Eric D. Turner Award, Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Best Attorneys Pennsylvania
  • America’s Outstanding Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Delaware County Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • St. John's Preschool, Member, Board of Directors, Glen Mills, PA 19342, 2007
  • St. John’s Preschool Board of Directors, Glen Mills, PA, 2007 – 2010
  • Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education, Legal Advisor, 2010 – 2013
  • Concord Township Historical Society, 2014 - Present


  • Ferren C. v. School District of Philadelphia, No. 09-1587 (3d Cir. 2010)
  • Mason v. Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, No. Civ. A. 06-1898 (M.D.Pa. 2010)

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA M.S.Ed, 1993
  • St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, B.A. in English, 1992
  • St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School for Boys
  • Lehigh University, B.A. 1970
Office Location for Gabrielle C. Goham

19 West Third Street
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-891-6710


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Last Updated: 2/6/2018

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