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Susan Ellis Wild


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.


A litigator, Susan has handled hundreds of cases to verdict, settlement or dismissal.

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 former City Solicitor for Allentown.

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.

Lehigh Valley Business honored Susan for her contributions to the legal industry and her community with a 2016 Women of Influence award. She has been selected to be included in the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for nine years in a row (2010-2018), a designation held by attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In 2013, Susan also was listed as one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine.

Areas of Practice



  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1982
  • American University, B.A., 1978

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Past President (2006)
  • Woman Lawyers of the Lehigh Valley, Past President

Community Involvement



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