Nancy C. DeMis, Esquire (Emeritus)
Ms. DeMis formally retired from the practice of law in 2022, except as to specific Pro Bono matters to which she devotes her time and expertise.
For inquiries please contact Nancy via our office number (610) 565-4600
Prior to her retirement, Ms. DeMis focused her practice on employment issues, including:
- Employment Discrimination
- Workplace Harassment
- Employment Agreements
- Civil Rights Claims
- ERISA benefits
- Wage Payment Claims
- Medical Leave (FMLA)
- COBRA Benefits Claims
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Unemployment Compensation
- Severance Agreements
Ms. DeMis attended the Law School of the University of California-Berkeley where she served a judicial internship with the Honorable Demetrios P. Agretelis, Superior Court of California, Alameda County.
In addition to achieving significant decisions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Ms. DeMis represented lead plaintiffs in a class action against the Wet Seal clothing retailer, Cogdell v. Wet Seal, news report here. The case was resolved in 2013 for $7.5 Million.
Ms. DeMis is past president of the Guy G. deFuria Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a founder of the Delaware County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section, and a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She is regularly invited to speak on employment topics to lawyers by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education service, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Ms. DeMis has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® peer review rating. Selection criteria explained here.
In 2016, Ms. DeMis was honored to receive the Guy G. deFuira Award, presented annually to a trial lawyer or judge who, over the course of their professional career, has exemplified the ideals embodied by Guy G. deFuria, with a commitment to competence, civility, and professionalism. Selection is by the officers of the Guy G. deFuria Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
Since 2008, Ms. DeMis has been selected by her peers as a Pennsylvania SuperLawyer® in Employment and Employment Litigation: Plaintiff.
Nancy C. DeMis, Esquire (Emeritus)
P.O. Box 900
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Juris Doctor May 1984
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
B.S. Anthropology with distinction May 1978
California and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California – 1984 (inactive)
Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania – 1990
New Jersey and U.S. District Court for New Jersey – 1991
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – 1995
Unites States Court of Federal Claims (Washington DC) – 2001
HONORS AND AWARDS:
AV Preeminent MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® Peer Review Rating
GUY G. deFURIA AWARD, deFuria Chapter of the American Inns of Court 2016
Pennsylvania SuperLawyer® Employment 2008-present
SCHOENFELD, SURKIN, CHUPEIN & DeMIS, PC
Shareholder since 1999
Litigation and counseling on all aspects of employment, including Title VII,
ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ERISA, and § 1983, as well as severance, confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
FREY, PETRAKIS & DEEB, PC
General commercial litigation including ERISA and contract disputes.
DIAMOND, BENNINGTON & SIMBORG, PC
Corte Madera, CA
Family Law & Civil Litigation practice with focus on appellate practice, tax and ERISA issues.
SEDGWICK, DETERT, MORAN & ARNOLD, PC
San Francisco, CA
Litigation practice with focus on ERISA, insurance coverage and medical malpractice.
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, Alameda County, California
U. C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) Judicial Extern Program 1993
Law clerk to the Honorable Demetrios Agretelis.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH LAW, San Francisco, California
Student clerk for Legal Services Corporation national impact litigation back-up center.
LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS:
From Assessment to Recoupment: Introduction to Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Practice and Procedure
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2016
Religious Discrimination: Your Faith or Your Job!
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2015
Top Five Employment Considerations for 2015: Understanding Exposure and Limiting liability
American Law Institute CLE Webinar 2015
Managing the Difficult Employee
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2013
Current Evidentiary Issues in Employment Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2012
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Unemployment Compensation
Guy G. DeFuira American Inn of Court 2011
Use of Expert Witnesses
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2010
Employment Law for Family Lawyers
Family Law Section of the Delaware County Bar Association 2010
Reductions in Force
Corporate Counsel Section of the Delaware County Bar Association 2009
Mediation Strategies for Employment Lawyers
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2009
Managing Client Expectations in Employment Claims
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2008
Employment Law Update
Delaware County Bench-Bar Conference 2007
Employee Leave Issues: Managing Entitlements
Lorman Education Services Seminar 2005
Recognizing and Evaluating Actionable Workplace Discrimination
Delaware County Bench Bar Conference 2004
Handling Long Term Disability Claims for Disabled Teachers
Pennsylvania State Education Association 2004
Employment Issues for the Small Law Practice
Guy G. DeFuria Inn of Court 2004
Strategy from the Start: State vs. Federal Discrimination Litigation
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute 2002
Recent Developments in the Law of Sexual Harassment
Guy G. DeFuria American Inn of Court 2001
Personnel Law Strategies for Managers and Supervisors
Lorman Education Services 2000 and 2002
Time Off: State & Federal Laws on Employee Leave, Vacations and Holidays
Lorman Education Services 2001