Trisha focuses her practice 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, Americans’ with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Whistleblower claims. She also has defended employers in wrongful discharge claims, breach of employment contract (restrictive covenant) claims and claims filed under Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection law.
In addition to her employment litigation practice, Trisha has assisted employers in implementing and drafting/revising personnel policies and procedures, as well as providing day-to-day consultation on employment issues. She also has extensive experience in defending professional liability and general liability claims for personal injuries, catastrophic loss and wrongful death.
Trisha has defended attorneys, accountants, real estate agents, contractors and subcontractors. She has represented medical practices, financial institutions, oil and gas companies, laboratories, municipalities, non-profit organizations, religious institutions and collegiate educational institutions. Trisha’s experience includes defending electrical companies, manufacturers, product suppliers, landscaping companies, HVAC companies, building supply companies, construction companies, trucking companies, and bars and restaurants owners. She defends clients in claims asserting professional liability, premises liability, dram shop liability, automobile/ trucking liability, products liability, unfair trade practices, commercial disparagement and defamation.
Trisha 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