The City of Allentown found a replacement for retiring City Solicitor Jerry Snyder when City Council overwhelmingly confirmed Susan Ellis Wild. Mayor Pawlowski nominated Wild to replace Snyder, who retired on January 2nd after serving more than seven years at the post.
“Susan is one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in the City, and we’re lucky to have her on board,” said Mayor Pawlowski. “Jerry Snyder has done an outstanding job as City Solicitor, and they were pretty big shoes to fill, but I’m confident that Susan will be an excellent Solicitor for the City of Allentown.”
Wild brings an impressive resume to the job. She earned her law degree from George Washington University Law School. She is a partner at Gross McGinley, one of the most respected firms in Allentown. She specialized in municipal law, litigation and medical malpractice. She is past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, and was selected as one of the top 50 Lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2013. She was also selected to be included on the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for five consecutive years, from 2010 to 2014.