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Andrew F. Susko Partner

Co-chair, Litigation Group
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.6228 | Fax 215.789.7528
 | suskoa@whiteandwilliams.com
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Andy Susko focuses his practice on the defense and trial of complex cases involving catastrophic personal injury, property damage and insurance related disputes.  He has extensive, broad based jury and bench trial experience.  Andy concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance fraud, bad faith and punitive damage claims, disability law, medical malpractice, products liability and public utility law.  

Andy has lectured extensively in the area of insurance fraud, bad faith and punitive damage exposure and the trial of civil cases, including cross-examination of the expert witness and presenting the company executive and corporate designee witness for deposition and trial.   

During law school, Andy served as a member of the Law Review and was selected to its Board of Editors.

Andy is a highly active member of the legal profession and has a longtime commitment to the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, as well as the Philadelphia area pro bono community. He served as President of the 29,000-member Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2007-2008. Andy has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled since 1990, a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judicial Independence Commission since 2009, he is the former Chair of the Pennsylvania IOLTA Board and a member since 2008 and is a past president (2004-2005) of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. Other leadership positions include:

Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Delegate (1992 - present) and former Chair of the House of Delegates (1998-1999)
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Division (2004-2005)
  • Member, Board of Governors (1991-1994, 1998-1999, 2006-2009)
  • Chair, Project PEACE, a dispute resolution initiative for elementary and middle school students (1999-2000)

Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Member, Board of Governors (1990-1994)
  • Chair, Young Lawyers Section (1990)

Representative Matters

  • Defense of leading physicians and hospitals; cases involve complex, multi-partied medical malpractice actions with  claims of catastrophic injury including brain damage, cerebral palsy, and motor dysfunction
  • Public utility law matters, including the defense of business and tort litigation matters involving electric utility systems and matters involving electrocution and other catastrophic injury or damage
  • Bad faith and punitive damage claims made on professional insurance policies, as well as other insurance disputes; cases include the defense of professional disability claims, the defense of exaggerated damage claims, actions involving insurance policy application fraud, rescission and claim fraud, and injunction and declaratory judgment matters involving insurance agencies

Recognition & Involvement

From 2004 - 2014, Andy was selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine. He has been AV® plus rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system, and is recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare based on his AV® Preeminent™ rating.

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Publications

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

Florida

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1981

Florida State University, BS, summa cum laude, 1978

Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judicial Independence Commission

Philadelphia Bar Association