Marcia L. DePaula

Southpointe, PA

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(724) 749-3122
Southpointe, PA


Marcia DePaula focuses her practice in the area of labor and employment law representing hospitals, manufacturers, and corporate clients. She has extensive experience in commercial and business litigation, including breach of contract actions, matters arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, banking litigation and compliance with advertising and consumer protection laws. She defends clients in matters involving FTC statutes, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth-in-Lending Act.

Representative Experience

  • Trial counsel for complex commercial litigation, banking and labor & employment law
  • Provides litigation advice from inception through trial in both state and federal courts
  • Represents clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration, mediation and mini-trials
  • Defends employers in claims involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA),  before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Counsels clients on employee discipline, discharge and accommodation requests
  • Represents debt collectors and creditors in state and federal courts
  • Represents financial institutions in matters alleging breach of contract and violations of consumer protection laws
  • Litigated violations of Storm Water Management Act and Pennsylvania Tort Claims Act
  • Prepared reports for charitable organizations to maintain property tax exemption (HUPP Test)
  • Assisted client with FDA compliance investigation
  • Successfully litigated cases to verdict wherein clients were awarded in excess of $1 million.

Professional Snapshot


  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. University of Pittsburgh, summa cum laude


2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2006-2014 Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott, LLC
1994-2006 Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General

Memberships & Awards

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Washington County Bar Association
Delegate to the European Union Visitors Program in Brussels, Belgium, where she discussed potential solutions to deceptive sales over the Internet
Law and Justice Award, Order Sons of Italy in America
University of Pittsburgh Scholar

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