Tracey D. Waldmann, Esquire

Phone: 610.891.6710
Fax: 610.891.9985

Tracey D. Waldmann joined Raffaele Puppio as Of Counsel in 2015 with a focus in education law and government services.

Prior to joining Raffaele Puppio, from 2011 to 2015, Tracey held a federal judicial clerkship with the Hon. Noel L. Hillman. While there, she researched and drafted opinions in all areas of federal and state law including education law, civil rights and contracts. She also assisted in settlement conferences, mediation, oral arguments, jury selection, and trials.

From 2001 through 2011, Tracey served as a litigation associate attorney in Philadelphia for Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP where she defended national aircraft manufacturers and advised clients on federal aviation regulations. She also defended clients against Title VII discrimination suits, advised clients on government regulations and defended clients at administrative hearings, mediation, and at trial.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University, her Master of Arts degree from Temple University and her Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law.  While attending law school, Tracey was a member of the Temple Law Review and served as the Articles / Symposium Editor.


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D. (2001)
  • Temple University, M.A., Political Science and Government (1997)
  • Penn State University, B.A. (1995)


  • Raffaele Puppio (2015 – Present)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2011 – 2015)
  • Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (2001 – 2011)

Court Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • New Jersey Bar

Honors & Activities:

  • Graduated Top 10%, Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • Barrister’s Award Winner for Trial Advocacy
  • Outstanding Oral Advocacy for Trial Advocacy


Tracey lives with her husband and son in Lower Merion, PA. In her spare time, Tracey is a volunteer yoga instructor for kids and likes biking, ballroom dance and cooking.

Recent News

  • Tracey Waldmann featured in PivotToday for Delaware County Leadership

    Tracey Waldmann, Of Counsel with Media-based Raffaele Puppio and who's practice focuses on school districts, charter schools, private schools and intermediate units in special education matters, talks with PIVOT Today about growing up in Philadelphia, and her favorite places to visit in Delaware County. Read More...

  • Education Attorney Tracey Waldmann Authors 'Legal Considerations for Schools When Deciding Between an IEP or a 504'

    Tracey D. Waldmann, who serves as of counsel at Raffaele Puppio, recently authored an article for The Legal Intelligencer about the vital choice between an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a 504 plan for students with disabilities. Read More...

  • Legal Considerations for Schools When Deciding Between an IEP or a 504

    One confusing area of special education law is whether a student with a disability needs an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or a 504 Plan under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Both are federal laws that protect students with disabilities. The laws, however, address different levels and types of need and providing the wrong plan can result in a violation of federal law, as well as certain parallel or implementing state laws, and can legally expose a public school district or charter school. Read More...

  • Raffaele Puppio Welcomes Tracey D. Waldmann to Firm as Of Counsel

    Attorney concentrating on special education law joins growing practice at Delaware County firm. Read More...

  • Raffaele Puppio Welcomes Tracey D. Waldmann to Firm as Of Counsel (Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch)

    Raffaele Puppio’s Tracey D. Waldmann was featured on Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch. Read More...

  • Stop Saying That: Phrases That Even Inigo Montoya Would Tire of Hearing (Precedent Magazine)

    Education law and government services attorney, Tracey Waldmann, shares insights with other lawyers about effective use of language. Some of the overused phrases include: “With all due respect,” “at the end of the day,” and others. Read More...

  • Delaware Court Holds That Corporate Officers Have The Same Fiduciary Duties As Corporate Directors Under Delaware Law (Mondaq)

    In 2009, the Supreme Court of Delaware in Gantler v. Stephens, No. 132, 2009 Del. LEXIS 33 (Del. Jan. 27, 2009) (unpublished decision) addressed the question of the fiduciary duties owed by corporate officers to shareholders. Attorney Tracy Waldmann discusses the Gantler case in her Mondaq article stating that “the court held that corporate officers owe the same fiduciary duties as those owed by corporate directors. Read More...

  • How Healthy is The Federal Preemption Defense? (Law360)

    Attorney Tracy Waldmann addresses the doctrine of federal preemption in a 2009 Law360 article. The doctrine is rooted in the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause which states that the laws of the United States “shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” Read More...

From The Blog

  • Should Free Appropriate Public Education Be Extended to All Students?

    March 20, 2019

    Disabled students enjoy rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  Recently, in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court ruled that trivial or insignificant progress is insufficient to provide FAPE under the IDEA. Under the IDEA, school districts must provide an... Read More...

  • Technology in the Classroom: Rights and Responsibilities of Teachers

    October 18, 2018

    The increase in technology in the classroom is due to the realization that technology is necessary to prepare students for the world we live in. It has largely been a voluntary effort by school districts, who have the funds, embracing innovative and interesting ways to help students learn. There has also been growth in online... Read More...

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