Reger Rizzo & Darnall Welcomes Linell Lukesh & Meredith Schilling to the Firm!

Reger Rizzo & Darnall is pleased to announce that Linell M. Lukesh and Meredith C. Schilling have joined the Firm’s Philadelphia, PA Office.

Linell M. Lukesh  Linell M. Lukesh concentrates her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, utility and corporate law. Throughout her more than 20 year career, Ms. Lukesh has successfully defended clients in a wide range of matters, including general liability, restaurant liability, transportation, motor vehicle injury, property damage, products liability, toxic torts, defamation, construction litigation, workers’ compensation, and employment claims on behalf of insureds and self-insured companies. She has litigated cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts, and has represented clients before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. 

Additionally, Ms. Lukesh has served as Solicitor for the West Wyoming Borough Council in Northeastern, PA. For more than 20 years she has provided legal representation and guidance, including assisting the Borough in qualifying for the Pennsylvania Early Intervention Program, and representing the Borough in land use and zoning matters, Collective Bargaining Unit Matters, securing unfunded debt and tax anticipation notes, advising on employment matters, preparing municipal liens and bid packages, and advising the Borough under Act 111 and Act 195 for police and public works department matters. 

Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Lukesh pursued a career in child care administration. During this time, she served as a federal projects officer in the United States Department of Health & Human Services, where she established and oversaw the administration of Head Start, a federally-funded non-profit organization, in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.

Meredith Schilling Meredith Schilling is a member of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Litigation and Insurance Practices Groups, where she focuses her practice on litigating complex insurance coverage issues arising in first-party property and casualty claims and defending bad faith and extra-contractual claims in both state and federal courts. Ms. Schilling's first-party property experience includes litigating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program’s Standard Flood Insurance Policies issued by write-your-own insurers.

Ms. Schilling represents insureds and self-insureds in third-party claims in a wide range of litigation matters, including personal injury, premises liability, automobile liability and construction site accidents. Prior to joining Reger Rizzo & Darnall, she worked with several other Philadelphia-based Firms, and also previously served as Staff Legal Counsel with Zurich North America.