Attorney Kathleen Quinn DePillis grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and attended the University of Scranton where she was in the Honors Program, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English and was awarded the Professor Joseph Cullather Award for Excellence in English. After spending a few months backpacking through Europe, Kathy attended Boston College Law School where she and her partners won both the Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions. Kathy was awarded The Joseph F. and Mary M. Gill Award for Outstanding Mock Trial Participant. She and her partners went on to win the Regional Mock Trial Competition.
After spending a couple of years doing medical malpractice defense work in Boston, Kathy and her husband moved back to Pennsylvania, settling in the Philadelphia area. Kathy then spent the next seven years working for HKQ in its then-Allentown office, doing medical malpractice defense work and trying to verdict numerous cases as lead/sole counsel. At that point, with three children aged five and under, Kathy placed her law license on inactive status for a number of years to raise her family. During much of this time, however, she “kept her hand in the law” by working part-time for HKQ as a legal research assistant/brief writer.
In July of 2020, with an impending empty nest, Kathy reactivated her law license and immediately resumed an active role in some of HKQ’s major medical malpractice, elevator and motor vehicle cases. Kathy looks forward to returning to the courtroom for the trial of these cases.