Tricia S. (Lontz) Springer

Associate

Overview

Tricia Springer concentrates her practice in administrative law, civil litigation, and labor and employment matters.  Tricia represents both public and private sector employers in labor and employment issues including hiring, termination, and employee discipline; contract negotiations; interest arbitrations; grievance arbitrations; and employment-related litigation.  Tricia’s civil litigation practice focuses on products liability, commercial litigation, and health care litigation.

Tricia also has spent a substantial portion of her practice representing hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals in the administrative arena as well as at both the trial and appellate levels.  Tricia specializes in regulatory compliance, HIPAA-related issues, credentialing and privileges, risk mitigation, and patient safety.

Prior to obtaining her law degree, Tricia practiced as a physical therapist for several years, facilitating the rehabilitation of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

While attending law school, Tricia was a law clerk for the Honorable J. Michael Eakin of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable P. Kevin Brobson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and as a legal intern in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Tricia was the Valedictorian of her law school class.  She also served on the Law Review, was President of the Moot Court Honor Society, received the Health Law Certificate, earned 17 Certificates of Achievement and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award.

Representative Matters

  • Represented health care professionals in licensing disputes.
  • Defended physicians and hospitals in medical professional liability actions at trial and appellate levels.
  • Advised clients on release of medical records and compliance with HIPAA as well as state laws.
  • Advised client on how to minimize and manage medical professional liability risk.
  • Represented employers in grievance arbitrations and employment discrimination lawsuits.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • James S. Bowman American Inn of Court
  • William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School Alumni Association, Board Member