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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 January 2, 2014
Structural damage resulting from sinkhole loss was covered under the plain meaning of “structural damage,” despite a potentially exclusionary definition under Fla. Stat. § 627.706(2)(k). The court adopted its earlier finding that...
Law Alerts January 2, 2014
The insurer refused to pay for damages to the insured’s in-ground swimming pool, alleging that the damage was due to wear and tear to an underground pipe “which [exerted] pressure on [the] swimming pool.” The court found that...
Law Alerts January 2, 2014
The plaintiff’s claims for UIM benefits and bad faith were severed, and the latter held in abeyance, but the motion judge compelled contemporaneous discovery and rejected the insurer’s claim that this discovery would be prejudicial. This...
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...


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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