Kathleen Quinn DePillis Named Principal, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

Kathleen Quinn DePillis Named Principal, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

July 1, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, Attorney Kathleen Quinn DePillis will be advanced to Principal status of the Law Firm, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn. DePillis will join seven other Personal Injury Attorneys and nine Business Law Attorneys in Principal stature.

Attorney Kathleen Quinn DePillis grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and attended the University of Scranton where she was in the Honors Program. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English and was awarded the Professor Joseph Cullather Award for Excellence in English. She attended Boston College Law School where she and her fellow 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 few years doing medical malpractice defense work in Boston, MA, Kathy and her husband moved back to Pennsylvania, settling in the Philadelphia area. Kathy then spent the next several years working for HKQ in its then-Allentown office, doing medical malpractice defense work and trying to verdict numerous cases as lead/sole counsel.

While raising her family of three children, Kathy kept her hand in the law by simultaneously working part-time for Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn as a legal research assistant/brief writer.

In July of 2020, Kathy resumed an active full-time role in Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn’s major medical malpracticeelevator and motor vehicle accident cases.

Kathleen Quinn DePillis is the daughter of Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr., Senior Litigation Principal of Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn, and his wife, Carole Quinn. Kathleen works with her sisters, Michelle and Kimberly, every day at the Firm. “I am very honored and blessed to be able to work with my three daughters, Kathleen, Michelle and Kimberly every day. The compassion, dedication and expertise they bring to the Firm is nothing short of incredible,” said Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr.


Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. The firm was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., Senior Litigation Principal, has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region’s history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker’s compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children’s products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger, Senior Principal, has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania’s largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.