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Dana A. Gittleman

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 519-6597
(215) 575-0856 - Fax

As a member of the Professional Liability Department, Dana focuses her practice on the defense of claims and lawsuits brought against insurance agents and brokers, real estate professionals, financial entities, construction companies, large product manufacturers, lenders and other professionals. She also has experience litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims, including providing coverage analysis.

Dana received her juris doctor from the Villanova University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient. While at Villanova, Dana served as a managing editor for student work for the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Following law school, Dana worked at a Philadelphia insurance defense firm where she focused on dental malpractice, medical malpractice and premises liability matters.

Dana is a former member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. She is also a former president of NovUs, the Young Alumni Chapter of the Villanova University School of Law.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • You Passed the Bar, Now What? How to Succeed in Your First Year as an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience, Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Bootcamp, October 28, 2016

Published Works

  • "Utilizing Your Alumni Network for Personal Development," The Legal Intelligencer, May 14, 2015

  • Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2014-present

  • Home Field Advantage: Determining the Appropriate "Turf" for Williams v. National Football League and Clarifying Preemption Precedent, 19 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 203 (2012)


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA (J.D., 2012)

    Honors: Dean's Merit Scholarship Recipient

    Law Review: Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Managing Editor

  • Emory University, Druid Hills, GA (B.A., 2008)


Law Alerts May 14, 2019
Edited by Timothy G. Ventura, Esq. Thorny Statute of Limitation and Choice of Law Problems in E&O Litigation  By David W. Henry, Esq. Statute of limitations analyses in agents’ errors and omissions claims differ greatly from state..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
This action concerned whether an insurer owed coverage to Manzo-Pianelli, who was involved in an automobile accident with the permissive driver of the insured’s vehicle. The insured had an insurance policy with State Farm and an umbrella..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
This action arises out of a lawsuit brought by the victim of a physical attack against Lime Tree Associates, which merged with and into Lime Tree Associates LLC and Lime Tree Associates LLC. At the time of the attack, Lime Tree Associates was..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
The decedent accidentally drowned in his bathtub, and the plaintiffs, acting on behalf of the decedent’s son, sought accidental death benefits under a policy issued by the defendant, Union Security Insurance Company. The defendant denied the..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
The plaintiff appealed the entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, James Ciuffo, who had sustained personal injury while working on a construction project operated by the defendant-insured, Mowery Construction, Inc. Mowery’s owner..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
This appeal from judgment in favor of GEICO concerned an injured passenger’s claim for uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist benefits under an auto policy issued to the operator of the vehicle she was occupying at the time of the motor..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
The decedent and his daughter were involved in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist while operating a vehicle owned by the decedent’s employer and insured by the defendant as part of a Commercial Package Policy. This policy..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Law Alerts January 2, 2014
The insured was in the rear of an ambulance, owned by her employer, at the time of an automobile accident. The ambulance was insured under a Maryland policy that provided $2,500 in personal injury protection coverage, which was less than the amount...
Law Alerts January 2, 2014
The insured was advised that to qualify for the owner-occupied homeowners insurance she wanted, she had to reside at the property. Following an arson fire, the insurer conducted an investigation and determined that the property was vacant for one or...


October 25, 2018
Dana A. Gittleman, associate in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin, has been selected to serve as the 2019 Board Observer for the Support Center for Child Advocates (SCCA) as part of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's Board Observer program. The Board Observer...
December 4, 2015
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the firm has received the "Vision Award" from the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Philadelphia Bar Association. The award is presented annually to a law firm that supports the professional development of young lawyers, as...


  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • Emory University (B.A., 2008)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014

Associations & Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee (2015-2017); YLD Treasurer (2016), Vice Chair (present)
  • Former President of NovUs, the Young Alumni Chapter of the Villanova University School of Law

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019

    The 2019 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Year Joined Organization: 2013

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