SCOTT P. STEDJAN

SCOTT P. STEDJAN

Partner

sstedjan@killiangephart.com
(717) 232-1851

Bio

Scott is a partner with Killian & Gephart, LLP. His practice focuses on representing individuals and organizations in civil matters, with an emphasis on public sector labor and employment, education, constitutional law, and civil rights.

Scott is primarily a litigator. He has litigated dozens of cases to a favorable outcome before Pennsylvania and federal courts, administrative tribunals, and labor arbitrations. While Scott is ready and willing to fight for his clients in court, his client's needs are often best served through negotiation. To that end, Scott is an experienced negotiator, having negotiated agreements resolving potential claim directly with opposing parties and through mediation.

Scott has a passion for protecting the constitutional rights of individuals. He has represented plaintiffs against the Commonwealth in cases involving due process, privacy, unreasonable search and seizures, and equal protection of law. He has pressed such rights in the federal courts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

In addition to litigation, Scott provides advice to individuals and organizations on navigating difficult situations they face involving, among other things, employment, nonprofit governance, education, and discrimination. Scott is particularly proud to represent teachers. Whether it is an employment issue or a personal legal matter they are facing, teachers across the Commonwealth rely on Scott for legal advice and guidance.

Prior to joining Killian & Gephart, Scott spent two years as a law clerk to now President Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and eleven years as a human rights and arms control lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Scott earned a law degree from the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law, a master's degree in human rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Messiah College. While in law school, Scott served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Penn State Journal on Law and International Affairs and worked as an extern law clerk for the Honorable D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit, and as an intern law clerk for the Honorable John E. Jones III of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys traveling coaching and watching his kids play lacrosse, and serving as first mate on Killian & Gephart sailing adventures. Scott, his wife Megan, and two children reside in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Rights Violations
  • Professional Licensing
  • Education Civil Rights Violations
  • Public-Sector Labor Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Education

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law - 2014
  • London School of Economic and Political Science - 2002
  • Messiah College - 2001