Trisha’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of employers in employment discrimination claims in federal court, state court and administrative agencies. She has litigated numerous claims alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and whistleblower claims. She has also defended employers in wrongful discharge claims, breach of employment contract claims and claims filed under Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection law. In addition to her employment litigation practice, Trisha assists employers in drafting, revising and implementing personnel policies and procedures, and provides day-to-day consultation on employment issues.
Trisha also has extensive experience defending professional liability and general liability claims for personal injuries, catastrophic loss and wrongful death. She has tried numerous cases to jury verdict and has successfully defended favorable verdicts in appellate courts. In addition, she frequently represents clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings including the American Arbitration Association and private mediation proceedings.
Walker v. The Nugent Group, Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County: GD 2017-1534