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Gaetano (Guy) Mercogliano

Shareholder
guy.mercogliano@sweeneyfirm.com
Phone: (215)-963-2422
Facsimile: (215)-557-0999


Biography

Guy Mercogliano is a Shareholder of Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. and a member of its Executive Committee. Since joining the Firm in 1985, he has actively practiced throughout the various counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in the State and Federal Courts of both jurisdictions. Mr. Mercogliano has defended numerous cases involving catastrophic loss, burn injuries, brain injury, paralysis and death. He has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including construction accidents, product liability, fire loss, premises and security liability, dram shop liability, commercial vehicle accidents and property loss. Mr. Mercogliano has also litigated many cases involving coverage and contractual disputes in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.. He is admitted to practice in all Federal and State Courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Mercogliano is AV peer rated ® Preeminent and is a member of numerous defense-oriented organizations including DRI, PDI and NJDA. He has lectured extensively on a variety of litigation and insurance-related topics and has been an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Mr. Mercogliano also frequently serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and was a Director on the Board of USLAW.

Mr. Mercogliano graduated from the University of Scranton with Honors in 1980 and received his JD from Villanova University School of Law in 1983.

Education

University of Scranton — B.S., Public Administration/Economics, cum laude, 1980
Villanova University School of Law — J.D., 1983

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania — 1983
  • New Jersey — 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire

1938-2021

Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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