Susan B. Parzymieso holds B.A. and M.P.A. degrees from Syracuse University and a J.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Ms. Parzymieso focuses her practice on workers’ compensation. She defends insurance carriers and self-insured employers in a wide range of workers’ compensation claims, including those involving slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, occupational disabilities, repetitive stress claims, psychiatric injuries, and fraud claims under the Workers’ Compensation Law. Her experience includes cases arising from numerous industries, including retail; construction; health care and hospitality. She has taken claims from the initial investigation stage through trial; written briefs and appeals on behalf of the insurers; and has also negotiated and drafted Section 32 settlement agreements bringing final resolutions to cases.
Ms. Parzymieso has also had extensive experience in all areas of insurance defense litigation. She has successfully handled trials in both federal and state courts, practiced before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and has been published in DRI’s For the Defense magazine. She has presented at various workers compensation related seminars and webinars on topics ranging from initial claims handling to labor market attachment. Ms. Parzymieso previously worked for Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP in Stamford, CT, where she specialized in the defense of municipalities in civil rights actions brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and a variety of municipal torts including governmental and qualified immunity. In addition, she defended insureds in State and Federal courts in workplace discrimination, failure to protect/failure to warn, professional liability, land use, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), grade crossing accidents, complex litigation, personal injury and premises liability matters.
Ms. Parzymieso is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County. Outside of work, she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey of WNY; and she volunteers with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a national non-profit dedicated to ending Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.