Danielle K. Yearick is a Director and currently Vice-President of the firm. She is an experienced trial attorney in most areas of civil defense litigation, including personal injury, premises liability, products liability, construction accidents and contractor claims, insurance and coverage disputes, and workers’ compensation. Ms. Yearick has been with TR&P since 1997, after first clerking with the firm, and has been a partner since 2002.
Ms. Yearick received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 from Manhattan College, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1997, Ms. Yearick received her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a participant and executive committee member of Moot Court. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Delaware in 1997, and in the State of Pennsylvania in 1998. Ms. Yearick is admitted to practice before all Delaware courts, including the United States District Court for the District Delaware, as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Yearick is rated under Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent” in legal ability and ethical standards, the highest possible rating by her peers and judiciary. Since 2012, Philadelphia Magazine has named her as one of Delaware’s Top Attorneys in civil litigation defense. She is a current Fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), which is by invitation only and composed of less than one percent of American lawyers based on their accomplishments in trial and appellate litigation and ethical reputation.
Ms. Yearick is a member of the American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Bar Association. She also maintains active membership to the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Delaware State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section, Defense Counsel of Delaware, Delaware Claims Association, and Defense Research Institute. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Vincent A. Bifferato, Sr. Superior Court Trial Practice Forum, as both coordinator and speaker. Ms. Yearick is currently the appointed Chair of the Delaware Supreme Court’s Board on Professional Responsibility. Before that, she was appointed by the Delaware Supreme Court to its Commission on Continuing Legal Education (2004 to 2007) and the Preliminary Review Committee for attorney and judicial disciplinary matters (2007-2013). Ms. Yearick serves on the Program Committee for Delaware’s Workers’ Compensation Inn of the Court, and is an appointed member of the Committee on Nominations of the DSBA. In 2012, Ms. Yearick was selected to be a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), comprised of national and international corporate and insurance litigation officers and claims managers and their appointed defense attorneys. Ms. Yearick is a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation and trial and civil litigation practices, and an annual speaker before new Delaware Bar admittees on the topic of meeting the personal injury defense client’s needs.