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RUFUS JENNINGS

Rufus Jennings is a partner at Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Rufus is a 2003 graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was a founding member of the Human and Civil Rights Symposium. Rufus has substantial experience in general civil litigation, focusing primarily on civil rights and employment defense, including claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  Rufus has worked on 400 cases in federal court, and has practiced before numerous government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
 
Rufus is admitted to practice in state courts in Pennsylvania and New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Rufus has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he has successfully obtained precedential decisions in the area of civil rights litigation and employment law.
 
REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Shosted v. Vargo, et al., E.D. Pa. 16-cv-04869 – Obtained a defense verdict at trial in a Fourth Amendment excessive force case.

Morgan v. Covington Township, M.D. Pa. No. 09-cv-00651 – Successfully argued for a Rule 50 judgment as a matter of law during trial in an employment claim for First Amendment retaliation case and defended the judgment on appeal to the Third Circuit.

Englert v. Tamaqua Police Department, Schuylkill Count CCP No. S-3415-2010 – Obtained dismissal on Preliminary Objections to claims for Wrongful Death against a police department.

Wilson v. Covington Township, M.D. Pa. No. 10-cv-01376 – Obtained summary judgment on an employment claim for First Amendment retaliation and defended the judgment in the Third Circuit.

Bailey v. City of Allentown, E.D. Pa. No. 11-cv-02600 – Obtained summary judgment on Fourteenth Amendment claims against police officers.

Michalesko v. Freeland Borough, M.D. Pa. 13-cv-02634 – Obtained summary judgment on an employment claim for First Amendment retaliation and defended the judgment in the Third Circuit.

Vazquez v. City of Allentown, E.D. Pa. No. 14-cv-05891 – Successfully argued for a Rule 50 judgment as a matter of law during trial in a Fourth Amendment excessive force case and defended the judged on appeal to the Third Circuit.

Mazzarella v. Brady, et al., E.D. Pa. No. 14-cv-5654 – Obtained a defense verdict at trial in a Fourth Amendment excessive force case.

Armstrong v. WES Health, E.D. Pa. No. 14-cv-05071 – Obtained summary judgment on a claim under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Washington v. Prism Career Institute, E.D. Pa. 12-cv-02035 – Obtained dismissal of claims for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress on a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss.

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 2003)
  • Drexel University (B.S. – Psychology 1999)

Experience

  • Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. (2010 – present)
  • Timothy M. Kolman & Associates (2005-2009)

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Fax: 215-587-9456
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Bar Admissions

  • New York (2005)
  • Pennsylvania (2004)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2009)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2006)

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