Suzzane B. Merrick

Suzzane B. Merrick: Attorney with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP
  • Partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP (85 Attorneys)
  • 525 William Penn Place, 37th Floor, Suite 3750, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Suzanne Merrick has over 30 years of experience in successfully defending and counseling private and public entities and individuals in a range of matters, including claims of gender, race, and age based discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and other torts before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Suzanne has a focus on the defense of claims against counties, municipalities, local agencies and their officials and employees, including claims for violations of civil rights. She has tried numerous cases to verdict and defended and argued appeals in both state and federal court.

Suzanne joined the firm in 2005. She resides in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania with her husband, and a fluctuating number of her four adult children.


•TT&H eNotes: Liability - May 2018
•Suzanne Merrick wins defense verdict in Federal Court suit arising out of large fire loss.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Liability
  • Governmental Entity & Civil Rights
  • Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
  • Labor & Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
412.926.1423  Phone
412.697.7407  Fax
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., English, 1981
Law School Attended:
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1990, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1986, Pennsylvania; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court; 1986, Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations & Memberships

Allegheny County Bar Association

Appointed Councilmember, ACBA Federal Court Section

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Federal Bar Association

Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Reported Cases: Reported Cases: Wheeler v. Hampton Township, 399 F.3d 238 (3d Cir. 2005); Addiction Specialists, Inc. v Township of Hampton, 411 F 3d. 399 (3d Cir. 2005); Weaver v. Franklin County, 918 A.2d 194 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2007); Wilmington Trust Co. v. County of Allegheny, 640 F. Supp. 2d643 (W.D.Pa. 2009); Bernard v. Washington County, 465 F. Supp 2d. 461 (W.D.Pa. 2006); Barrett v. Vojtas, 182 F.R.D 177 (W.D.Pa. 1998); Andrea L. by Judith B. v. Children and Youth Services, 987 F. Supp. 418 (W.D.Pa. 1997); Koehler v. City of Greensburg, 641 A.2d 1287 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1994)

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  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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