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Maraleen D. Shields - Allentown, PA

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

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Updated: 10/24/2022

Allentown Lawyer

Overview

Ms. Shields is a shareholder in the Firm's Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare practices.

She has earned a reputation for securing strong results in a wide array of high stakes cases for plaintiffs and defendants. Because of her candor and responsiveness, her clients view her as a trusted advocate. She understands that each case is unique and should be treated as such. She explores all options to achieve a favorable result...

About Maraleen D. Shields

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  • EMINENT DOMAIN
  • COMPLEX & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
  • HEALTHCARE LITIGATION
  • MEDICAL STAFF DISPUTES
  • LICENSURE & PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
  • PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE
  • FAIR HEARING & APPELLATE REVIEW
  • MUNICIPAL LIABILITY
  • HCQIA COMPLIANCE
  • HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION & CREDENTIALING
  • MEDICAL STAFF BYLAWS
  • HIPAA/HITECH
  • NPDB

Representative Clients

  • Obtained defense verdict in multiple personal injury matters
  • Secured summary judgment in eminent domain proceeding
  • Obtained six-figure settlement in medical malpractice action
  • Counseled healthcare professionals on risk mitigation and event management
  • Secured reinstatement of medical billing privileges
  • Obtained significant arbitration award in a physician’s shareholder dispute
  • Represented medical staff and health care professionals in corrective action process through internal fair hearing and appellate review process
  • Developed medical staff bylaws and policies for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and long-term care facilities in accordance with federal and state law and applicable accreditation standards
  • Counseled healthcare practices regarding HIPAA and HITECH standards
  • Represented healthcare professionals investigated by the Office of General Counsel before various state licensing boards
  • Obtained dismissal of case involving alleged transmission of HCV during blood donation
  • Obtained arbitration award in breach of contract dispute

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Membership Engagement Blue Ribbon Panel, 2017)
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Bar Association of Northampton County

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kenyon Fund Executive Committee Chair
  • Kenyon College Campaign Leadership Committee
  • League of Women Voters of Lehigh County
  • Parkland School District Equity and Inclusion Community Committee
  • Society of the Arts (SOTA)
  • Cetronia Elementary School PAC, Former President and Member
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Advisory Council of Lehigh Valley Inter Regional Networking & Connecting Consortium (LINC), Former Member
  • The Hillside School, Board of Trustees, Former Member
  • Lehigh Valley Children’s Center Board of Directors, Former Member

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003
    J.D.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Honors: K. Leroy Irvis Scholar
    Law Review: Law Review, Member
  • Kenyon College, 2000
    B.A.
    Honors: African-American Honors Scholarship
    Honors: McGregor Fellowship
    Honors: Franklin Miller Award
    Honors: National Honor Society Political Science
    Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

Fax

  • 610-797-6663

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00 (M-Th); 8:00 - 4:30 (F)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Maraleen D. Shields

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Maraleen D. Shields on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named one of Forty under 40, Lehigh Valley Business, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 – 2018
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law, 2014
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Healthcare Law, 2015 – 2017
  • Named Legal Leader by Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2016 -2017
  • Named to Inaugural Lawyers of Color Hot List
  • Named a Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business, 2021
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers, 2021 – Present
  • Recipient of Lynette Norton Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession. 2020
  • Named to National Black Lawyers Top 100 List, 2020 – Present
  • Named a Healthcare Power Player, Lehigh Valley Business, 2020
  • Recipient of Pennsylvania Bar Association President’s Award, 2018

Representative Clients

  • Obtained defense verdict in multiple personal injury matters
  • Secured summary judgment in eminent domain proceeding
  • Obtained six-figure settlement in medical malpractice action
  • Counseled healthcare professionals on risk mitigation and event management
  • Secured reinstatement of medical billing privileges
  • Obtained significant arbitration award in a physician’s shareholder dispute
  • Represented medical staff and health care professionals in corrective action process through internal fair hearing and appellate review process
  • Developed medical staff bylaws and policies for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and long-term care facilities in accordance with federal and state law and applicable accreditation standards
  • Counseled healthcare practices regarding HIPAA and HITECH standards
  • Represented healthcare professionals investigated by the Office of General Counsel before various state licensing boards
  • Obtained dismissal of case involving alleged transmission of HCV during blood donation
  • Obtained arbitration award in breach of contract dispute

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