EducationBoston University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (1997)

Colby College, Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Biology, magna cum laude (1985)
Bar AdmissionsBar of Pennsylvania (2006)

Bar of Massachusetts (1997)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Counsel

sck@ekmelaw.com
T: 724.981.2000
F: 724.981.2007


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My expertise is in the areas of general and complex commercial litigation, representing individuals, corporations, and government entities in claims involving contract disputes and personal and business torts. I have a broad range of substantive experience in areas including pharmaceutical products liability, employment law, mortgage banking, securities litigation, land use litigation, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, and health care law. I bring the skills and experience garnered during 11 years of litigation practice in a large law firm to bear on the problems faced by the firm’s clients in Mercer County, Pennsylvania and beyond. I am committed to working with clients to find cost effective resolutions to problems, be it through litigation, mediation, or settlement. I have handled all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, trying both jury and jury-waived cases, appearing before state and federal agencies, mediating cases, negotiating settlements, and preparing and arguing appeals.

[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Background"]In the years between college and law school, I worked in the health care industry for a small health care plan in New Haven, Connecticut and for a large Boston teaching hospital. [/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Associations & Memberships"]Mercer County Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Education"]Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (1997)

Colby College, Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Biology, magna cum laude (1985)[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Bar Admissions"]Bar of Pennsylvania (2006)

Bar of Massachusetts (1997)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Publications & Honors"]With Rory Fitzpatrick and Amy Abbott, Expert Evidence in the First Circuit, in SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE REVIEW: ADMISSIBILITY AND USE OF EXPERT EVIDENCE IN THE COURTROOM, MONOGRAPH NO. 8, 17-50 (Cynthia H. Cwik & Clifton H. Hutchinson eds., American Bar Association 2008)

The Due Process Right to a Safe and Humane Environment for Patients in State Custody: The Voluntary/Involuntary Distinction, 23 Am. J.L. & Med. 339 (1997).

Phi Beta Kappa (1985)

Articles Editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine (1997)[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion][as-accordion clicktoclose="true" autoclose="false"][as-accordion-item title="Practice Areas"]General and Complex Commercial litigation

Pharmaceutical Products liability

Employment Law

Mortgage Banking

Securities Litigation

Land Use Litigation

Adversary Proceedings in Bankruptcy

Health Care Law[/as-accordion-item][/as-accordion]