Gregory L. Liacouras

Phone: 215.241.5305

Greg is a co-founder of the firm and concentrates his practice on civil litigation. He represents a variety of clients in business disputes involving health care issues, contract claims, provider reimbursement, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, wrongful discharge, construction accidents, restrictive covenants, and use of confidential information and trade secrets. Greg also devotes part of his practice to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in professional malpractice and personal injury cases. In addition, Greg serves as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous cases and venues.

Greg is admitted to practice by the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Greg received his B.S. from Wake Forest University in 1987. From 1987 through 1995, he was a member of the New York Commodities Exchange, where he was a self-employed floor trader of gold and silver futures and options. Greg graduated in 1995 from the evening division of the Temple University School of Law, magna cum laude. Prior to forming Liacouras & Smith, Greg practiced law in Philadelphia at a large national law firm.

Representative Matters

  • Greg obtained more than$150 million in previously denied insurance coverage.

  • Greg regularly defends employment discrimination lawsuits, and has obtained numerous summary judgments, none of which have been disturbed and four of which have been affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Greg has obtained successful jury verdicts in federal court, and in state court in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Bucks counties, defending and advancing claims for breach of contract, employment discrimination, tortious interference with contract, defamation, and personal injury.

  • Greg represented all of the pharmacies in Pennsylvania, in a lawsuit brought under Sections 1983 and 1988, for provider reimbursement under the Medicaid program. Greg oversaw the successful certification of the class of pharmacists, and argued the matter before an en banc panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Greg serves as general counsel to a large manufacturing company, advising the company daily on a complete range of topics, including employment, contract, antitrust, and intellectual property issues.

  • Greg regularly litigates commercial contract matters in state court, and often defends product liability claims in Pennsylvania state court brought against various manufacturers.

  • Greg successfully defended a health system in state court from numerous lawsuits attempting to pierce the corporate veil of defunct subsidiaries, obtaining dismissals or verdicts in all of the cases.

  • Greg obtained more than $5 million in reimbursement for healthcare providers for claims previously denied by insurance companies.