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Suzanne H. dePillis has had a lengthy career in a wide range of litigation including personal injury and commercial cases in state and federal courts in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She joined Messa and Associates after spending seven years with a prominent Philadelphia personal injury law firm where she handled medical malpractice, product liability, automobile, premises liability and employment cases, achieving multimillion dollar recoveries for her clients in often complex and challenging cases. Ms. dePillis also practiced for 11 years at a large Philadelphia based law firm where she handled personal injury and commercial litigation. She also represented insurers, agents and brokers in coverage, and regulatory and professional liability disputes including bad faith claims and class action litigation.
About Ms. dePillis
Suzanne H. dePillis earned her law degree from the Villanova University School of law. She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, where she was a House Council representative, a reporter for The Crusader campus newspaper, and also played field hockey and ran track. She spent her junior year studying abroad at Oxford University, where she was a member of the Oxford Union.
Professional Organizations and Achievements
DePillis is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Association for Justice, and the Philadelphia Bar Association, where she was former Secretary of the Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division. She is a member of the fundraising committee of For Pete’s Sake (formerly Crossing the Finish Line), a non-profit organization that provides vacation respites for cancer patients and their families.She is admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State and Federal Courts, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- New Jersey Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals – Third Circuit
- National Trial Lawyers Association
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Employment Discrimination
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Construction & Work-Related Injuries
- $750,000 settlement for a patient who suffered a perforated bowel leading to septic shock and multiple surgeries after being discharged from the emergency room with a life-threating bowel obstruction.