Susan Ellis Wild has practiced law in the Lehigh Valley since 1988, and prior to that was a lawyer for 6 years in Washington, D.C. A litigator, Susan has handled hundreds of cases to verdict, settlement or dismissal. Along the way, she has acquired an interest in and knowledge of legal technologies, which she has incorporated into her courtroom practice, to assist juries in understanding the subject matter of her cases.
Susan’s practice is multi-focused and includes the defense of health care practitioners and hospitals, representation of municipalities and public officials in all forms of litigation matters, and a wide variety of insurance defense matters ranging from commercial lines to personal injury defense, civil rights claims, and employment matters. Susan is also the City Solicitor for Allentown, having been appointed by the Mayor and approved by a unanimous City Council in January 2015.
Susan also is frequently called upon by courts and private litigants to serve as an independent arbitrator or mediator of cases. She is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Susan was selected to be included in the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for six years in a row (2010-2015), a designation held by attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In 2013, Susan was also was listed as one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine.
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I am pleased to endorse Susan Wild as a litigator. Over the years, we have had cases with and against each other. Susan is knowledgeable, prepared and tough, but she is also practical and reasonable. I unhesitatingly refer matters to her when conflicts arise and know she will do a thorough and exemplary job for the client.
Douglas Smillie Litigation Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2013|
|Partner||Gross McGinley, LLP||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley||Board Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Lehigh County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Woman Lawyers of the Lehigh Valley||Past President||N/A|
|Lehigh County Bar Association||Past President||2006 - 2006|
|Book Editor||U.S. Constitution for Dummies||2009|
|Book Editor||Webster's New World Law Dictionary||2006|
|Book Editor||The Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorce, 2nd Edition||2005|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|American University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Attorney Claims Seminar||"Pro Se Plaintiffs"||2013|