Mr. DeVlieger is a founding partner in the firm of DeVlieger Hilser, P.C.Mr. DeVlieger is a litigator who for over the past 25 years has primarily focused his practice in the areas of insurance defense, surety and fidelity and construction litigation.Mr. DeVlieger received his undergraduate degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from The Widener University School of Law and is also a graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School.In addition to being admitted to practice before the state bars in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. DeVlieger is also admitted and practices before the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Western District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Third Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims.Mr. DeVlieger has also represented clients in litigation pending before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association Construction Forum and many private forum Arbitrations and Mediations. Mr. DeVlieger has been admitted on many occasions as pro hac vice counsel to represent clients in jurisdictions around the country and in the Carribean.
Over the years, Mr. DeVlieger has been asked to lecture extensively on numerous topics including the following: "Subcontactor Nuts and Bolts: The Essential and Practical Details and Controlling Law for the Surety and Construction Practitioner - Concete (Foundations and Concrete Structure) ABA Fidelity& SuretyLaw Committee 2016 Midwinter Meeting - The Waldorf -Astoria Hotel, New York, New York, 2016;“Developments in Bond Law in Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico”, Chicago Surety Claims Association, Chicago, Illinois, February 2006; “Risk Allocation and Dispute Minimization on Complex Construction Projects in Pennsylvania”, Lorman Seminar, Pennsylvania, November 2002; “Preparing Contractors for Bonding”, University of the Virgin Island, St. Croix, VI, 1997; “Contracts, Specifications and the Governing Law and How it Affects Bonding”, University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI, 1997; “Bad Faith and the Surety: 50 State Update and Analysis”, Pennsylvania, California, Connecticut, 1995, 1996;“Engineering and the Law: How It Can Affect You”, The Society of Hispanic Engineers, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, New York, 1994. Mr. DeVlieger is an active member in the American Bar Association Section of Tort and Insurance Practices, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, American Bar Association Construction Law Section, National Bond Claims Association, The Surety Claims Institute, Chicago Surety Claims Association, DRI, Philadelphia Surety Claims Association and Atlanta Surety Claims Association.
John E. Hilser, Shareholder.
Mr. Hilser is a founding member of the firm of DeVlieger Hilser, P.C.Mr. Hilser received a B.A. in Business Administration from Temple University in1991 where he majored in finance.He received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in 1996. He received an Estate Planning Certification from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2010. He is admitted to the following jurisdictions: Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Florida; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania;United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; United States District Court for the for the Middle District of Florida; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Hilser is a litigator who, for over fourteenyears, has concentrated his practice in the areas of surety and fidelity, construction litigation and insurance defense.Mr. Hilser has represented sureties, insurance companies and corporations in arbitrations, lawsuits and appeals regionally, nationally and abroad.Mr. Hilser has authored various articles on legal issues impacting the surety and construction industry including “Bond Claims and the Prompt Payment Act in Pennsylvania” featured in Contractor’s Update, a publication of Travelers Bond, May 2000.Mr.Hilser authored the chapters: New Jersey; Florida; and Puerto Rico of “Contractor’s State License Bonds Desk Reference,” published by the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association, January, 2006.
Mr. Hilser is a member of The American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practices Section, Forum on the Construction Industry, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, Philadelphia Surety Claims Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, The Florida Bar Association. Reported Decisions
ZP NO. 54 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. FIDELITY AND DEPOSIT COMPANY OF MARYLAND, 917 So.2d 368 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005);
CHRIS FALCONE, INC. v. The INSURANCE COMPANY OF the STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, 907 A.2d 631 (Pa. Super. 2006), appeal denied, 591 Pa. 679, 917 A.2d 312 (2007)(TABLE, NO. 471 EAL 2006).