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Brooks R. Foland

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100 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 201
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 651-3714
(717) 651-3707 - Fax
BRFoland@mdwcg.com

Brooks has a varied and busy litigation practice in our Casualty Department representing insurers in claims involving coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, and uninsured and underinsured motorists benefits. He spends a portion of his practice defending claims against product manufacturers, public entities, paramedics and EMTs.  Brooks has developed an extensive trial practice, serving as first chair in close to 45 jury trials and has participated as counsel in dozens of arbitrations and mediations.  He has also served as arbitration chair in Dauphin County. Brooks is frequently asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on a variety of topics concerning insurance coverage and bad faith matters.

Brooks is the current vice president of the Dauphin County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council.  He is a former “Barrister” of the American Inns of Court, William W. Lipsitt Chapter.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Tree 4 Hope, Inc.

Brooks is very active in his community and church.  He is a long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels and works pro bono with veterans on disability appeals.  He enjoys travel and takes an annual mission trip to Guatemala to assist with boys and girls’ orphanages.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a home health nursing agency in a wrongful death case.

  • Successfully defended a large international paint and coatings manufacturer at trial involving claims of design and manufacturing defects.

  • Successfully defended fire companies and other public entities at trial involving claims under the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.

  • Successfully defended insurers in cases involving coverage disputes and claims of insurance bad faith.

  • Successfully handled through resolution, arbitration and trial claims made against insurers for uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits.

  • Successfully defended paramedics and EMTs in numerous trials involving claims of professional liability.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Proper Handling of UM/UIM Claims:  The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" , Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, June 17, 2016

  • EMS Medical-Legal Seminar, Pinnacle Health Systems, September, 2015

  • Insights Into Civil Litigation Practices and Procedures in Pennsylvania’s Venues, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Personal Lines Unit, April 2015

Published Works

  • “Setting the ‘Toner’ to Grant Allocatur in Pergolese v. The Standard Fire Ins. Co.,” Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
         Honors:  Member, Moot Court Team

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (B.S., 1990)
         Honors:  cum laude

Legal Teaching Position

  • Widener University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Clerk, Vincent A. Cirillo, Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Defense Digest Article September 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017 By Brooks R. Foland, Esq.* Key Points: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s decision in Sackett II, regarding stacking waivers, has been cited by several subsequent cases, resulting in..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...
May 11, 2017
Secured summary judgment in federal court in a bad faith case against a large insurer. ​The case arose from a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2008 and dealt with the insurer’s handling of the plaintiff’s UIM claim...
Conference Sep 12, 2015
Brooks Foland will speak at Pennsylvania's 38th Annual EMS Conference on "Medico-Legal Issues and EMS" in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Saturday September12th, 2015. In his session, Brooks will discuss the changes with Pennsylvania's...
Conference Jul 12, 2017
Brooks Foland of our Harrisburg office will present "Stacking, Sign Downs, and Rejection of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Making Heads and Tails Out of All the Different Forms and Rules" at PDI's 49th Annual Conference...

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
  • Temple University (B.S., cum laude, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Associations & Memberships

  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Vice President
  • Hon. William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court, Barrister (Former)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, Affiliate Council
  • United Way of Pennsylvania, Board of Directors, 2012-2016
  • Tree 4 Hope, Inc., Board of Directors, Secretary

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Professional Liability Defense, 2017

Year Joined Organization: 2014

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