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Fort Washington-based Timoney Knox added Deborah Miller to the firm as an associate. Miller, of Blue Bell, serves in the wills, trusts and estates practice and is cross-listed in the family law practice.

She is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association, including the probate and tax section and the family law section.

Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration, as well as representing clients in family court and orphans’ court.

A Philadelphia native, Miller graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993.

She is admitted to the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Miller regularly volunteers for the Senior Law Helpline.


Dilworth Paxson partner Linda Dale Hoffa is to be a presenter at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 36th annual Criminal Law Symposium 2019 from 11 a.m. to noon Friday.

Hoffa, along with Judge Anthony Mariani of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, are set to present on the topic of “Investigating Grand Jury Practice,” which will address the recent decisions issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that have created material changes to the practices of prosecutors, defense attorneys and supervising judges of investigating grand juries.

The full symposium is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers.

For information about continuing education credits and to register, call 1-800-932-4637.


Duane Morris hosted the Philadelphia edition of its annual Developments in Workplace Law and Practice seminar series May 7.

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler, author of “Mommy Burnout,” opened the event with a plenary session discussing the epidemic of anxiety and depression and its impact on individuals, families, employees/employers and workplaces.

Duane Morris attorneys then conducted breakout sessions on important employment, labor relations, benefits and immigration law developments over the past year.

Topics included employment aspects of substance abuse and drug addiction, reasonable accommodation, pay equity and salary history, labor law, retirement plans, immigration, retaliation claims, employment agreements, and wage-and-hour issues.

The firm’s Washington, D.C., office hosted a seminar at the beginning of the month, and the firm’s offices in Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, New York and Miami are also set to host events.

Elected and Appointed

Matthew P. Keris, shareholder in the health care department in the Scranton office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, was appointed to the editorial board of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s new Patient Safety journal.

The quarterly, peer-reviewed journal will highlight advancements in clinical practice that have reduced patient harm and will blend the latest scientific research with real-life, practice-based solutions.

Content will be solicited from patient safety advocates across the country.

Keris’ colleagues on the editorial board include doctors, medical and safety professionals, and members of academia who teach and research patient safety outcomes.

A member of Marshall Dennehey’s health care department, Keris represents physicians, medical groups and health care institutions in a variety of health care liability matters.

In addition to his defense practice, he lectures nationally on litigation issues pertaining to the use of electronic medical records and is the author of the book “Electronic Medical Records and Litigation,” published by Thomson Reuters.

Keris is the current Atlantic regional director of the Defense Research Institute and a past president of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management.

He is additionally a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.