Victoria Mazzola


Tori focuses her practice on a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters including life insurance, financial services, and software implementation disputes. In the life insurance sector, she aids life insurance companies in litigating and fighting the fraudulent creation of multimillion-dollar life insurance policies that lacked insurable interest at inception—otherwise known as stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI). Tori also represents the families of insureds who were the subject of (and often the victims of) these investor-run STOLI schemes. She counsels her clients on an array of complex claims, including breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and unjust enrichment in state and federal courts across the country. Tori also litigates on behalf of domestic and international software companies and implementation partners in disputes arising out of enterprise resource planning software (ERP).

Active in pro bono work, Tori provides legal name change services to low-income transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people.

Tori earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law where she served as an online editor of the Villanova Law Review. Her comment, “Putting Pieces of the Puzzle Together: The Natural Gas Pipeline Approval Process is a Procedural Jigsaw,” was published in the Villanova Law Review in 2019. During law school, Tori served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Mary Pat Thynge, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware and the Honorable Denis P. Cohen of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Tori graduated from The College of New Jersey and earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration with minors in English and Law, Politics and Philosophy. As an undergrad, she worked as an intern for Siobhain McDonagh, member of Parliament for Mitcham and Morden in London, England.

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  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2020
  • The College of New Jersey, B.S., 2017
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

NovUS (Villanova Law Young Alumni), Board Member

J. Willard O'Brien American Inn of Court, Associate

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association