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.

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