Kerri Wright

School Board Attorney; co-chair of education team; and NJ School Board Member of the Year in 2021-22
Principal with Porzio, Bromberg, and Newman and President Chester Board of Education
100 Southgate Parkway
PO Box 1997
United States


Kerri Wright is a Principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where she co-chairs the Education and Employment Team. She focuses her practice in the areas of education law and employment law, specifically in representation of management in both employment counseling and employment litigation.

Kerri handles a variety of employment law matters for the firm’s public and private sector clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies, including the EEOC and the New Jersey Department of Labor. She has litigation and counseling experience in numerous areas of employment law, including issues involving wage and hour claims, restrictive covenants, harassment, discrimination, and whistleblowing. She has successfully defended management in class-action wage and hour lawsuits and has handled numerous investigations by management into allegations of employee wrongdoing.

Kerri has significant experience representing and counseling school boards, charter schools, private schools and colleges in a variety of areas, including special education. She is one of the leading attorneys in the field of reconfiguring school districts, including the creation and dissolution of regional school districts and the creation and termination of sending-receiving relationships.

As an elected member of the Chester Board of Education in Morris County, Kerri is serving in her fifth term. She currently serves as the President of the Board. She has successfully negotiated employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements with each one of the Board’s labor groups. Kerri received the New Jersey Board Member of the Year from New Jersey School Boards Association for 2021-2022.


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