Joy Ramsingh

Joy's practice focuses on transparent government issues and appellate litigation. She has significant experience with both in the private and public sector, counseling businesses, government entities, and individuals. 

Prior to establishing this practice, Joy worked at a large law firm in Philadelphia and served as appellate and amicus curiae counsel to a state government agency, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, where she also issued hundreds of binding legal opinions in public records appeals.

In state government, she assisted with trainings, research, and the compilation of a case index including every significant public records court case decided since the advent of the law. While there, she represented a Commonwealth agency as appellate counsel, successfully defending the constitutionality of the state's public records law.

Joy counsels clients with public records issues across the nation. Firms, news media organizations, and government agencies seek out and rely on Ms. Ramsingh's focused experience when dealing with public records litigation and compliance issues.

Joy Ramsingh
Education

University of Tennessee, Juris Doctor

     Concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

Lipscomb University, Bachelor of Arts 

Jurisdictions

Tennessee
Pennsylvania

Representative Matters

  • Amicus Curiae Counsel on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office Of Open Records in Uniontown Newspapers Inc. v. Pa. Dept. of Corrections, 197 A.3d 825 (Pa. 2018)

  • Appellate Counsel on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records in Campbell v. PIAA, 661 M.D. 2020 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2020)

  • Amicus Curiae Counsel on behalf of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation in a medical cannabis matter concerning sealing court records

  • Co-Counsel in Muth v. PSERS, 180 M.D. 2021 (Pa. Commw. Ct.)

  • Authored hundreds of binding open records legal opinions as a quasi-judicial officer at the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records

  • Sunshine Act Counsel to election integrity advocates and Pennsylvania counties

  • Public Records Counsel for Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism and the Macon Newsroom

  • Amicus Curiae Counsel on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office Of Open Records in County of Adams v. Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, Ryan McFarland and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, No. 2019-S-907 (Adams Co. Ct. Comm. Pleas)

  • Amicus Curiae Counsel on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records in Lehighton Area School District v. Campbell, No. 19-0421 (Carbon Co. Ct. Comm. Pleas)

Speaking Engagements

  • The Case for Model Open Records Legislation, Virginia Coalition for Open Government, Semi-Annual Conference, May 18, 2022

  • The Filmed Blue Line: How to Get Body Cam Footage in a Post-Floyd Era, Society for Professional Journalists Annual Conference, October 28, 2022

  • How to Request Police Video in PA, Allegheny County Bar Association, October 7, 2022