Susan Valinis


The Widener Building
One South Penn Square, Ste. 410
Philadelphia, PA 19107
T: 215.972.5200
F: 215.972.0405
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Susie has cultivated a diverse breadth of defense litigation experience including the following areas: defense of legal and medical professional liability matters, employment practices, pharmaceutical, employee benefits, motor vehicle and trucking, toxic torts, product and premises liability, bad faith, contract disputes, nursing home litigation and complex commercial litigation. Susie also has a breadth of experience in handling matters from the pre-trial stages through successful appeals. She has an experienced appellate practice, and has prepared briefs and argued appeals in both federal and state court cases.

Susie has successfully represented insurance and re-insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, local universities and small businesses in both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Susie has also defended employers before state administrative agencies throughout the nation as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “2019 Asbestos Litigation Update: General Overview & Hot Topics” Perrin Conferences, October 1, 2019 • Philadelphia, PA
  • Presenter, “2019 National Asbestos Conference” Perrin Conferences, September 9-11, 2019 • San Francisco, CA
  • Presenter, Asbestos and Talc Update, Perrin Conferences, April 11, 2019 • Princeton, NJ
  • Presenter, “National Asbestos Litigation Conference” Perrin Conferences, October 1-3, 2018 • San Francisco, CA
  • Presenter, “The Asbestos Mock Trial Program” Perrin Conferences, May 16, 2018 • Chicago, IL
  • Presenter, “The Asbestos Mock Trial Program” Perrin Conferences, May 9, 2018 • Dover, NH
  • Presenter, “The Asbestos Mock Trial Program” Perrin Conferences, May 8, 2018 • Boston, MA
  • Presenter, Asbestos Litigation CLE: General Overview and Hot Topics, CLE Provider: Perrin Conferences, October 11, 2017 • Philadelphia, PA
  • Presenter, Talc and Ovarian Cancer: State of the Science and Litigation, Perrin Conferences, June 14, 2016 – Live Webinar
  • Presenter, “Asbestos Mock Trial Program” Perrin Conferences, May 4, 2016 • Dover, NH
  • Presenter, “Asbestos Mock Trial Program” Perrin Conferences, April 26, 2016 • Chicago, IL
  • Presenter, “Asbestos Update – Judges, Substantive Issues, Filing Trends, Verdicts, Ethics” Perrin Conferences, September 16, 2014
  • Presenter, “Billing Guidelines & Legal Writing” Insurance Society of Philadelphia, January 14, 2014

Professional Affiliations:
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Professional Liability and Underwriting Society
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Scranton (B.A., cum laude)

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • Pennsylvania