Maraleen D. Shields

Maraleen D. Shields


Healthcare • Litigation & Trial Practice

Maraleen D. Shields is a member of the Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. In her practice, Ms. Shields counsels clients on risk and event management, professional licensure disputes, medical staff matters, HIPAA/HITECH compliance, physician-hospital relationships, physician practices, healthcare business disputes, and general complex litigation. She represents nurses, physicians, private practices, ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals and other healthcare clients. She helps clients achieve compliance with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations as well as various accreditation standards. She is a frequent speaker for professionals in the healthcare industry.


  • Kenyon College, B.A.
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
    • Editorial Staff Member of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review
    • K. Leroy Irvis Scholar
    • Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
    • Medical-Legal Committee
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
    • Medical Society Liaison
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
    • Board of Directors

Honors & Affiliations

  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Forty under 40 Honoree, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016,  Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Star Edition
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law, 2014
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Healthcare Law, 2015 – 2016
  • Lawyers of Color inaugural Hot List, which recognizes junior and mid-level lawyers of color who show great promise in their field, 2013
  • Named Legal Leader by Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2016

Community Activity

  • Kenyon Fund Executive Committee Member, 2015-present
  • The Hillside School, Member, Board of Trustees, 2014-present
  • Cetronia PAC, Member, 2016-present