Suzanne B. Merrick

Partner


Suzanne B. Merrick

Partner


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Mailing Address:

525 William Penn Place
37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


412.926.1423 (phone)
412.697.7407 (fax)


smerrick@tthlaw.com
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Office Location(s):

Pittsburgh


Related Professionals:

Christopher A. Oberly
Paralegal
coberly@tthlaw.com
412-926-1428

Cynthia A. Janicko
Paralegal
cjanicko@tthlaw.com
412-926-1427

Connie L. Kegg
Legal Secretary
ckegg@tthlaw.com
412-926-1430


 
Suzanne Merrick has over 25 years of experience in successfully defending and counseling private and public entities and individuals in a range of matters, including claims of gender, race, and age based discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and other torts before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Suzanne has a focus on the defense of claims against counties, municipalities, local agencies and their officials and employees, including claims for violations of civil rights.  She has tried numerous cases to verdict and defended and argued appeals in both state and federal court.

Suzanne joined the firm in 2005, and currently resides in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, with her husband and their four children.


Education:

Notre Dame Law School
J.D., 1986
University of Notre Dame
B.A., English, 1981


Bar Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
Pennsylvania, 1986
Western District of Pennsylvania, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990


Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Reported Cases
Wheeler v. Hampton Township, 399 F.3d 238 (3d Cir. 2005)
Addiction Specialists, Inc. v Township of Hampton, 411 F 3d. 399 (3d Cir. 2005)
Weaver v. Franklin County, 918 A.2d 194 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2007)
Wilmington Trust Co. v. County of Allegheny, 640 F. Supp. 2d643 (W.D.Pa. 2009)
Bernard v. Washington County, 465 F. Supp 2d. 461 (W.D.Pa. 2006)
Barrett v. Vojtas, 182 F.R.D 177 (W.D.Pa. 1998)
Andrea L. by Judith B. v. Children and Youth Services, 987 F. Supp. 418 (W.D.Pa. 1997)
Koehler v. City of Greensburg, 641 A.2d 1287 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1994)