June Essis has an extensive background representing corporations, insurers and insureds in defense of their claims in Federal and State Courts in Pennsylvania.
June has a wealth of experience representing trucking companies and truck drivers in accident-related claims alleging personal injury, catastrophic loss and property damage. She also handles statutory violations and vehicle code violations on behalf of many truck drivers. A frequent lecturer on issues related to the trucking industry, June has worked tirelessly to help change the public’s perception that trucks are dangerous and trucking companies engage in unsafe practices.
Throughout her career, June has also represented a liftgate manufacturer in matters alleging product defect resulting in injury. She has represented various entities/corporations in commercial litigation and has defended numerous insurers in property and casualty related claims.
June currently serves as the President for the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (PADC). She previously served as PADC’s Vice President of Operations on the Executive Committee.From 2016-2019, June was a National Director on the Board of Directors for the Defense Research Institute (DRI). In 2020, June held the position of Immediate Past Chair on the DRI Board of Directors Membership Committee. She was the Chair of the SLC’s/CLE’s for the 2020 DRI Annual Conference. Additionally, June was the Chair of the DRI Trucking Committee in 2016 and has remained an active member of the steering committee for the past 20-plus years.
In addition to her current position as President for PADC, she is a member of PDI, PADC, DRI, TIDA, and TLA. She has spoken at various conferences for these organizations over the years and published articles for submission in these defense organizations.
June is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and she was the recipient of the International Trial Lawyers Association Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy.
After graduating law school, June served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.