About Deborah M. Truscello

About

Deborah M. Truscello

DMT BIO PHOTO 2 The Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello is committed to providing excellent legal services for those suffering a serious personal injury, divorce, work injury, wills & estates, social security disability, real estate, orphan’s court, and the elderly. These matters are highly emotional and traumatic. Deb takes on these difficult cases because she has dedicated her life to ensuring people are treated fairly under the law and well represented by the attorney they retain.  This commitment is in her DNA.

Deborah Truscello is an attorney deeply committed to her clients. She seeks the best outcome in every case and does so with a personalized and empathic approach. By combining compassion with expertise, she can provide her clients with exceptional representation. What makes Deb unique is not just her training and experience; it’s the depth and quality of life experiences she brings to each case.

Long before law school, her parents planted the seeds of competence and compassion in Deb. Her father, a local magistrate, and her mother, a local political leader, had an “open door” at their home for friends, neighbors, and those who needed advice. Deb’s strong sense of empathy and fairness was learned from her parents, who built and donated to her hometown a new library rather than see books unnecessarily discarded. Deb learned empathy, compassion, service, and humility and to always pay it forward.

Deb’s parents discerned in her at a young age an ability to make and defend a point of debate. When it came time for Deb to choose a career path where she could help others, she chose the law, embracing her parents’ values.

Deb chose to work in a solo practice where she could call the shots that guaranteed decisions were always made with the client’s best interests first and not her money earned. While Deb operates a solo practice, she maintains a vast network of associated attorneys in a wide range of complex practice areas. Her goal is always to ensure that every client who enters her office gets the best representation possible.

In the true spirit of her empathetic practice, Deb devotes time to pro bono work each year providing legal services in family law cases for people who don’t have the money to pay a lawyer. She is also a child advocate making sure children get the protection they need.  This stemmed from her time as a Magistrate when she created and implemented the “Juvenile Mentoring Program.” This program was successful beyond all measures in reducing youth recidivism by 60%, an unprecedented rate.

Since earning admittance to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1988, Deborah has served as a clerk, civil defense litigator, plaintiffs’ civil litigator, and Magisterial District Judge. Each of these experiences has formed an incomparable attorney practicing in Pennsylvania. Deb is not just a lawyer’s lawyer. She’s a people’s lawyer.

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland Federal Court

Education

  • Capital University Law School , Columbus, Ohio – 1988
  • Pepperdine School of Law- Mediation program & certificate – 1989
  • Elizabethtown College , Elizabethtown, PA – 1985
  • College of St. Paul’s and St. Mary’s , England – 1984
  • Archmere Academy , Claymont, DE – 1981

Past Employment Positions

  • Folcroft / Tinicum Magisterial District Judge, 1998 – 2005
  • Law Offices of Deborah M. Truscello, Esquire, 1993 – Present
  • Flager & Sagan – Plaintiff Civil Litigation, 1992
  • Holsten & Associates – Defense Civil Litigation, 1991
  • Honorable Rita E. Prescott – Law Clerk for Delaware County Common Pleas, 1989 – 1990
  • Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo, (former) President Judge – Law Clerk for Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 1988 – 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Delaware County Readers’ Choice Nomination for Best Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Attorney, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Delaware County Bar Association 1989 to present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association 1989 to present
  • Delaware County District Justice Association- 1998-2005; Treasurer 2001-2004
  • Folcroft Borough Solicitor- 1993-1997
  • Inns of Court- 2018-to present

Achievements

  • International Study Abroad- BCA scholarship 1984-1985 College of St. Paul & St./ Mary- Cheltenham, England
    • Awarded 1st place in French legal debate “euthanasia”- role: pro-euthanasia mother of 18 yr. old son seriously injured in a car accident & on life support.
  • Delaware County Daily Times Reader’s Choice Award – best lawyer in worker’s compensation 2015-2020.

Civic Associations & Service

  • Boys Scouts of America-Upper Providence- 2005-2009; Den Leader – 2005-2008
  • St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church – C.C.D. teacher 1993 & 1994 for Catholic public-school students to get sacraments
  • St. Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Church-  2005 to present
    • Choir member- 2013, 2019
    • Eucharistic Adorer -2010-2012
  • Family Support Line- 2004 – 2016
    • Participated in group & individual therapy for sexually abused children
    • Self-administered pro bono work as a child advocate
  • Folcroft Girls Athletic Club – honorary member, fundraiser, newsletter- 2002-2005
  • Upper Providence GOP- 3rd Precinct Committeewoman and Treasurer- 2020

testimonials

Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
2023-03-01
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
2019-10-08
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
2019-09-24
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
2019-09-01
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
K M
2019-05-18
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
Andrew Kriegh
2018-08-17
Amazing law firm, they have helped me so much and enlightened me to the options I have, and to the right doctors who are still treating my issues... Very professional and very great people glad to have her in my team!!

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