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JAMES F. DEVINE is a partner at Cipriani & Werner, P.C. With almost 25 years of litigation experience, he concentrates his practice in workers' compensation and employment law matters. His broad range of experience includes handling cases involving the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and employment law concerns surrounding discipline and discharge and drug and alcohol abuse. Mr. Devine also has extensive experience defending employers in EEOC and PHRC claims. Mr. Devine is a member of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania and American bar associations, as well as various trial lawyer associations. He received his B.A. degree from Franklin & Marshall College and his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
SUSAN JORTNER DEELY is an attorney with Cipriani & Werner, P.C., in the firm's Lancaster office. She focuses her practice on corporate law, employee benefits, taxation and general employment law matters. Ms. Deely's diverse background allows her to provide comprehensive counsel to businesses across multiple disciplines. Ms. Deely is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the Lancaster Bar Association and is co-chair of its Workers' Compensation Committee for 2018. Ms. Deely has also presented extensively to employer and human resources groups on employment law and employee benefits issues. She received her M.A. and B.A. degrees, summa cum laude, from Emory University, and her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
ERIC J. STARK is a partner in the Harrisburg office of Cipriani & Werner, P.C. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of workers' compensation and employment law on behalf of employers and insurance companies since 2005. In workers' compensation matters, Mr. Stark has litigated matters from the Workers' Compensation Judge level through the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In his employment law practice, he regularly represents companies in unemployment cases, as well as in state and federal litigation. Mr. Stark also assists companies with drafting handbooks, revising policies and offering advice and recommendations to employers regarding the ADA, FMLA, discrimination, harassment, and federal and state wage and hour laws. Mr. Stark also spends time educating clients regarding various employment law topics. He is a regular instructor at the Carlisle Army Barracks' Boots to Business program. He also speaks several times a year for the First Step Entrepreneur program through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kutztown University. Mr. Stark is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Elizabethtown College and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society.