Elizabeth E. Deemer
Ms. Deemer is a 1987 graduate of Ohio Northern University, J.D. (with distinction), where she was the Associate Editor of the Law Review and Chief Justice of the Moot Court. She was admitted to the Ohio Supreme Court in 1987; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1988; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1994. She was admitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1990 and United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2008. She has been a member of OACTA since 1989 and a member of the American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association since 1987 and 1990, respectively.
Ms. Deemer has been engaged in general civil trial practice since 1987. For over 20 years, she has been involved in all aspects of litigation in State and Federal Courts in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. She has extensive trial experience in litigating personal injury liability cases of varying complexity, ranging from routine product liability claims to complex motor vehicle fatality accidents. A significant percentage of her practice involves representing trucking companies, both through their insurance carriers and directly as general counsel for such clients as Western Express, Inc.; Old Dominion Freight Line; Rocor; Covenant, and Celadon Trucking.
In addition, she has developed a specialty in the area of construction matters, including numerous surety legal issues arising under payment and performance bonds. She has been involved in the litigation of construction bond cases, and she has handled the arbitration of numerous claims before the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). She is also an active member of the AAA Construction Arbitration Panel. She routinely serves as an Arbitrator both individually and as a panel member. Ms. Deemer is also an AAA trained mediator and a member of the AAA panel of mediators.