Kathleen M. Mannard is an Associate Attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Ms. Mannard practices in the areas of municipal law, land use law and litigation.
Ms. Mannard is an advocate for her clients, including non-profits, government bodies (townships, boroughs, and zoning hearing boards), individual developers, and residents. Ms. Mannard is experienced with the Right to Know Law, the drafting and interpretation of ordinances, land development matters, and administrative law and procedure.
In the area of civil litigation, Ms. Mannard has experience in federal and state court with landlord-tenant disputes, employment law, and land use matters.
Ms. Mannard graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May 2020 with a specialized area of study in Environmental & Energy Law. Ms. Mannard started with SMGG as a summer associate and joined the firm full-time upon graduation. Prior to her summer position, Ms. Mannard interned for a semester in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
As part of her commitment to environmental and municipal law, Ms. Mannard was selected for publication in the Buffalo Environmental Law Journal Volume 28 with her article the “Lake Erie Bill of Rights Struck Down: Why the Rights of Nature Movement is a Nonviable Legislative Strategy for Municipalities Plagued by Pollution.”
In her spare time, Ms. Mannard enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring museums with family and friends.