Prior to joining USClaims, Donna Lee Jones was a Partner at Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. in Philadelphia, where she obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of personal injury clients. She handled all types of complex civil litigation cases including medical malpractice, civil rights, products liability, premises liability, bad faith and motor vehicle cases. In 2008, she was named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. She was a Board Member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA), Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAAJ) and The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia. While in active practice, she was also a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
Jones served as an adjunct faculty member in the LLM in Trial Advocacy Program at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, and as a court-appointed judge pro tem and mediator in complex litigation cases. She has testified as a legal malpractice expert witness and gave numerous lectures on legal issues and trial strategy in complex civil litigation. In addition to a juris doctorate from Rutgers-Camden University School of Law, she also has an LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was awarded the Faculty Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement in courtroom presentation and performance. She resides in Delray Beach, FL and Cherry Hill, NJ.
Rudolph V. De George, II serves as the general counsel and director of underwriter claims, where he supervises the underwriting staff and is responsible for underwriting claims and all legal work for the company.
Before taking the helm of USClaims’ legal department, Rudy was an associate at a Philadelphia law firm, specializing in injured railroad and maritime workers in FELA and Jones Act claims. He received an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, was certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Rudy has more than 20 years of civil litigation experience, took more than 20 jury trials to verdict, and secured a $2 million verdict for an injured bicyclist during his career in private practice. A graduate of Georgetown University, Rudy now resides in Conshohocken, Pa., and enjoys exercise, reading, and spending time with his family.
Todd Bass, Director, is an experienced pre-settlement funding industry veteran. Prior to joining USClaims, Todd held a variety of leadership roles over the years, including as a Director at Peachtree Financial’s pre-settlement division. His team handled business development (focused on attorneys and brokers) and working with plaintiffs (and their attorneys) who were trying to obtain cash advances. Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the USClaims team.