Robyn Farrell McGrath serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. Ms. McGrath has successfully tried cases and argued appeals in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She handles a wide variety of litigation matters, including general liability, employment, education and civil rights, professional liability and dram shop cases. Her clients have included individuals, small and mid-size businesses, and Fortune 50 corporations, as well as public sector and charitable entities.
Ms. McGrath has extensive experience representing both for-profit and non-profit human services organizations in matters involving abuse and neglect, negligent hiring, professional negligence and related claims. She has defended residential facilities such as group homes, overnight camps and special education schools in cases of alleged sexual assault of clients by staff and third parties. She has also represented adult and child day care programs, foster care programs, mental health counseling facilities, schools, nursing homes and a variety of other human services organizations. Ms. McGrath is frequently consulted at the pre-suit stage, conducting initial investigations on behalf of clients to gather and preserve evidence and, when appropriate, to assist in resolving matters prior to litigation.
In addition to her work in the human services area, Ms. McGrath has defended employers in all manner of employment disputes, ranging from contractual disputes and non-competes to claims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. She handles cases from the administrative stage and has appeared before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also counseled clients in dealing with challenging employment issues and has reviewed employee manuals and other policies on behalf of clients to insure consistency and compliance.
Ms. McGrath is the former Chair of the USLAW Women’s Connection. She is a frequent lecturer to clients, insurance professionals and attorneys on a wide variety of topics from how to handle a whistleblower employee to trial techniques and settlement evaluations. She has been published in national publications, such as For the Defense and USLAW Magazine. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
American University — B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1985
Villanova University School of Law — J.D., 1989
Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers, USLAW Women’s Connection
Keys to the Keystone State: Navigating Wage and Hour Laws in Pennsylvania, USLAW Virtual Fall Conference
Charitable Immunity in New Jersey, Client Presentation
Paid Leave Laws Impacting Employers Nationwide, USLAW Fall Conference
Gender Differences in the Legal Arena, Webinar
Mindreading 101: The Family Medical Leave Act for Managers, USLAW Women’s Connection