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Paul J. Susko ,

Phone: 814-455-7612
Fax: 814-461-8585

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Mr. Susko is a trial lawyer with a concentration in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, accidents, medical malpractice, criminal defense, civil rights, and employment discrimination, defamation, and business disputes. His client list has included individuals, businesses, elected officials, professionals, police and fire department chiefs, as well as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters whom he successfully represented. He has tried to verdict over 200 criminal and civil cases during his career. He has been recognized with the designation of "Advocate" by the National College of Advocacy based upon the advocacy training he has received. As well, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy has recognized him with a diploma for intensive professional education training in the practice of Deposition Skills.

Mr Susko has litigated numerous civil rights cases, including § 1983 lawsuits filed against law enforcement agencies and police officers involving claims of racial discrimination, false arrest, false imprisonment, and using excessive force. He has won numerous damage awards for victims whose consitutional rights have been violated.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appeals
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Defamation
  • Business Disputes
  • Criminal Defense
    • Vehicular Homicide
    • DUI
    • Assault
    • Robbery / Theft
    • Drug Charges
    • Sexual Assault
    • White Collar Crime
Bar Admissions / Member:  
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Member of Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the American Association of Justice
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Active Member of the Civil Rights section of the American Association of Justice
  • Following graduation from law school, served as law clerk to several judges with the Erie County Court of Common Pleas
  • Served as full-time prosecutor at The Erie County District Attorney's Office - 8 years
  • After leaving District Attorney's Office, was appointed to serve as Special Homicide Prosecutor in several major cases
  • Appointed to serve as Chief Counsel for the City of Erie - 4 years
  • Part-time lecturer at Mercyhurst College and Gannon University
  • Guest lecturer and consultant to the School of Law at The University of Sindh, Pakistan on several occasions
Mr. Susko was awarded academic scholarships to attend the following schools:
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, J. D. degree
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, B.A. degree in Political Science
Kubinski Susko & Schonthaler
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