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After more than 30 years in product liability and mass tort, Susan knows her field inside and out.

Susan is a passionate advocate for clients in state, federal and appellate courts in asbestos litigation and other toxic tort matters. Having spent her career in the Philadelphia area, she is extensively experienced at defending clients in notoriously difficult jurisdictions. She’s also well used to overseeing a high volume of cases in an extremely busy docket and taking a broader, big picture view of how each case will affect a client’s overall position.

Susan has collaborated with many of the same team members since finishing law school in the early 90s and is deeply familiar with both her team and her practice area. She has also focused on the same client for many of those years, devoting much of her time to a multinational conglomerate corporation.

With a gift for connecting with people, Susan works extensively with each case’s witnesses for both discovery and trial. Her natural empathy and her knowledge of the field help her elicit useful testimony, and the self-confidence she’s developed after 30 years in litigation serves clients well both in courtrooms and in settlement negotiations.

Known as an efficient, responsive attorney who reports clearly and frequently to clients, Susan is most of all known for securing the best results possible.




  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.A., University of South Florida


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Susan is associated with the Washington D.C. office for telecommunication purposes only. She is not admitted to practice in Washington, D.C.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Women in the Profession Section

*Susan works remotely in Margate, New Jersey. Contact Susan via e-mail or phone for in person/virtual meetings. Use our Washington, D.C. office address for mail/deliveries.
  • Handled massive dockets for multinational clients.
  • Achieved summary judgments in notoriously difficult Pennsylvania venues.
  • Represented clients in federal, state and appellate courts.
Outside the Office

Most of Susan’s free time is devoted to fitness and family.

A lifelong fitness enthusiast, Susan is a self-described “gym rat” who has worked out every day since her teen years—even during the bar exam. She’s also very close to her family and enjoys spending time with her three young adult children, who include a college student, a recent college grad and a PhD student.

When she has time to get away, Susan loves traveling anywhere and everywhere. She names Prague as her favorite destination.

Community Leadership

Susan volunteers with Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, regularly manning the front desk and assisting with special holiday workshops. She also enjoys working with students and encouraging their interest in law by coaching the mock trial team at a local high school.