Susan R. Engle has been practicing law since 1997, and has been with MSZL&M since 2002. A litigation attorney, Susan routinely handles motor vehicle and trucking, personal injury, construction, liquor liability and products liability matters. In addition, she has defended various state actors in civil rights cases, and employers in discrimination and harassment cases. In addition, Susan has prepared employee manuals and trained employees in various trades on sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ms. Engle has tried roughly three dozen cases to verdict in Philadelphia County, as well as Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Dauphin Counties. In addition, she has tried cases to verdict in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Engle has handled numerous private arbitrations, including UM/UIM matters. She has also represented employers before the PHRC and EEOC on more than a hundred occasions.
Ms. Engle served as co-counsel for a Pennsylvania police department and thirteen individual police officers in the longest civil trial in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which lasted over seven months. During that trial, she had the opportunity to work with, and ultimately put on the stand, a number of nationally known experts. Ultimately, eleven of the officers were dismissed from the case on qualified immunity, and the remainder of the case was settled.
Ms. Engle successfully defended a national food manufacturer in a products liability claim in Montgomery County, where Plaintiff alleged that the canned apricots he was eating were defective for containing a pit that caused him dental injury.
Ms. Engle has received two defense verdicts on behalf of a large grocery chain in Philadelphia County, both times arguing notice as a defense to liability.
Ms. Engle has tried more than a dozen motor vehicle cases to defense verdict in Philadelphia County. On a number of those occasions, liability was admitted, and causation contested.
Ms. Engle serves as the board president of City Kitties, a cat rescue in Philadelphia. She is an avid traveler, knitter, reader and homebrewer. She has completed five very slow half marathons, and enjoys spin classes.