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Claire Breaux Ventola

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2789
(215) 575-0856 - Fax

Claire has extensive experience in the defense of complex litigation and general casualty cases involving product liability, premises liability, construction (representing contractors, subcontractors and product manufacturers) and personal injury.  She has also defended automobile cases, breach of contract cases, real estate appraisal cases and toxic tort cases involving benzene, asbestos and silica.

Currently, Claire represents a major elevator and escalator manufacturer in Pennsylvania and an automatic door manufacturer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She also has experience representing manufacturers of HVAC systems, pesticides and chemical products, commercial appliances and respiratory protective equipment, as well as experience in defending a variety of defendants in general negligence cases.

Upon obtaining her juris doctor from Boston University in 1995, Claire worked as a judicial clerk for the Supreme Court of Louisiana until 1996.  Thereafter, she was a shareholder at the defense law firm of Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Pfister & Weinstock in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area, where she practiced for 12 years.  Claire has been with Marshall Dennehey since 2008. 


Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Personal Injury Law From Start to Finish: Law and Legislative Update, Sterling Educational Seminars, Philadelphia, PA, July 14, 2015

Published Works


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts (J.D., 1995)

  • Northwestern State University (B.A., 1992)

    Honors: magna cum laude 

Defense Digest Article September 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017 By Claire B. Ventola, Esq.* Key Points: Property owners and operators owe no duty to protect persons injured on an adjoining roadway. Property owners and operators owe no duty to guests or..., 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...
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2010
Pennsylvania - Product Liability , Key Points: Do OSHA and ANSI preempt state law tort claims? Can a plaintiff bring a products liability claim alleging that a product contain safeguards in addition to those required by OSHA and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
December 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA – Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the following 13 attorneys were elected shareholders at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on December 11, 2012: Christopher Boyle, Esq.; James Lare, Esq.; Thomas Marcoz, Esq.; Brian McNulty, Esq.; Raymond...


  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • Northwestern State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1995
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 1995
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 1995
  • New Jersey Bar Association, 2012
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2008
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2013

Year Joined Organization: 2008

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