Rassias, Dion G.
Address: The Beasley Building 1125 Walnut Street Second Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lawyer Firm: The Beasley Firm, LLC
Phone: (215) 866-2424
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Dion G. Rassias, a shareholder, has extensive experience in trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts and regulatory agencies throughout the region. He has tried complex commercial litigations involving business disputes, antitrust claims, contracting disputes, mass tort litigation, healthcare issues, and bank fraud litigation. In addition, he has tried and settled numerous plaintiff cases which have resulted in multi-million dollars in verdicts and settlements. Mr. Rassias also tries cases for persons who have been catastrophically injured and damaged as the result of medical malpractice, professional malpractice, products liability, civil rights violations, discrimination and harassment, legal malpractice and related personal injury actions. In April 2000, he obtained the largest jury verdict in Centre County. In 1999 – 2000, some of the cases and trials which he participated in for plaintiffs won approximately $10 million in verdicts and settlements.
In addition to his work on commercial litigations and for catastrophically injured plaintiffs, Mr. Rassias also represents one of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing domestic insurance companies. He now serves as that company’s lead trial counsel on major litigation matters throughout the Commonwealth. He also defends civil rights cases, discrimination and harassment, fire and explosion cases, subrogation, general liability claims and coverage disputes.
Mr. Rassias has published in Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law , and has been approved by Continuing Legal Education, Inc. to provide continuing legal education lectures in the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida and California.
In January of 2001, he became one of the youngest members ever appointed by the Justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve as a member of the Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee, the group which drafts and revises the rules which govern appellate practice in Pennsylvania.
In February of 2002, Pennsylvania Governor Mark S. Schweiker appointed him to serve on the Architects Licensure Board, with responsibility for the licensing, investigation and discipline of the Commonwealth’s architects.
In May of 2002, Mr. Rassias was requested to testify before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill 1376, on Joint and Several Liability. His diverse experience representing corporations, plaintiffs and insurance defendants helped clarify and articulate issues and concerns about the proposed legislation.
In October of 2003, Mr. Rassias was selected by America Lawyer Media , The Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly , as one of Pennsylvania's forty best lawyers under the age of 40. The Lawyers on the Fast Track award represents the Pennsylvania legal world's recognition of lawyers across the state who have worked tirelessly in their professional, personal and civic lives to improve the legal landscape and the future of others.
In January of 2004, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Senate as a member of the Joint State Government Commission Task Force on Real Property Law (Senate Resolution 244 of 2002). This Joint State Commission is a standing group of attorneys and judges from across the Commonwealth who provide expertise and advise to assist the General Assembly by recommending improvements and changes to Pennsylvania laws.
He completed his undergraduate studies in three (3) years at Stanford University and Dickinson College (B.A. 1984), where he was a member of the varsity football team. He graduated from Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 1987), where he was an academic selection to the Law Review, and a two-time trial moot court champion. He is admitted to practice in the bars of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. He serves on various professional committees and associations and also maintains an extensive pro bono commitment.
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