Suzanne M. Utke

Partner
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Direct: 267.295.3360
Philadelphia
2000 Market Street
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
T: 215.972.7900
F: 215.564.7699
 

Assistant

Jessica Lickfield
215.972.7900 ext. 7311
jlickfield@wglaw.com
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Suzanne Utke focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense of physicians, medical practice groups and nurses, as well as corporate
defense of hospitals, physicians' groups, nursing homes and residential organizations caring for people with profound disabilities.
 
Before her career in law, Suzanne was a Critical Care Registered Nurse working in clinical settings at major University teaching hospitals in Philadelphia in the pediatric and neonatal cardiac, surgical, trauma, organ transplant, and infectious disease Intensive Care Units, as well as Emergency Departments in Philadelphia and Delaware, including pre-hospital transport via helicopter for pediatric trauma victims. She has also been a Nursing Administrator in adult hospitals for the ICUs, ERs and Obstetric Departments. Suzanne maintains a current nursing license in Pennsylvania and remains active in community service projects sponsored by health care institutions.
 
Suzanne’s law practice also focuses on claims involving medical devices and products liability, as well as investigational research studies and Institutional Review Board liability.
 
Suzanne has successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation through trial throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has prevailed in defense verdicts appealed to Pennsylvania and New Jersey Supreme Courts. She has litigated matters in 14 states. Suzanne also represents healthcare professionals for peer and credentialing reviews, as well as State Board Investigations.
 
Suzanne has negotiated and prepared incorporation agreements for new physician practice groups, negotiated the terms of incorporation with the principles, and also represented physicians and physician practice groups in negotiations with healthcare systems for employment matters and mergers.
 
Suzanne has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for the past 15 years.

Assistant

Jessica Lickfield
215.972.7900 ext. 7311
jlickfield@wglaw.com
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