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James P. Shay

Associate
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-4555
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
JPShay@mdwcg.com

As an associate in the Professional Liability Department, James represents a wide range of insurance carriers in bad faith litigation and insurance fraud.

Prior to joining the firm, James litigated bankruptcy and foreclosure actions at a mid-sized Center City creditor's rights firm, during which time he accumulated significant federal and state-court experience while representing the interests of major financial institutions in Pennsylvania in New Jersey.

James worked in a full-time administrative role at a prominent Mid-Atlantic corporate law firm headquartered in Philadelphia while pursuing his law degree, which he obtained from Rutgers University School of Law in 2015. A native of Chicago, James graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. 

Published Works

  • “PA Supreme Court to Review Superior Court’s Decision Overturning Trial Court’s Multi-Million Dollar Bad Faith Award,” Legal Updates for Coverage & Bad Faith, April 17, 2019

  • Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2019-present

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, NJ (J.D., 2015)

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (B.A., 2009)

    Major: English

    Minor: Philosophy

Pages

Law Alerts October 1, 2019
The Eastern District reviewed this case involving a homeowner’s policy on a property in Philadelphia. The pro se plaintiff brought claims of breach of contract, statutory bad faith, negligence and unjust enrichment. The insurer moved to..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2019
The Eastern District reviewed this case in which an ink cartridge refill machine was “misappropriated” at the insured’s business. The insurer moved to dismiss breach of contract and statutory bad faith claims on the basis these..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts October 1, 2019
The Middle District reviewed this case involving homeowner’s insurance covering a property which suffered fire damage to its garage. The insurer retained a vendor to create an inventory of destroyed personal property. The insured’s..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter, October 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
The pro se plaintiff filed suit over a denial of benefits under her homeowner’s policy. The plaintiff was adamant that a piece of her backyard tree was struck by lightning, fell and damaged copper pipes encased in concrete underneath the home..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts July 1, 2019
The Superior Court reviewed a trial court order granting summary judgment in favor of an insurer on claims for breach of contract and bad faith. The underlying case centered on provisions in a commercial property policy that governed appraisal. The..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 17, 2019
Edited by Allison L. Krupp, Esq. PA Supreme Court to Review Superior Court’s Decision Overturning Trial Court’s Multi-Million Dollar Bad Faith Award By James P. Shay, Esq. In a significant development, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court..., 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 April 1, 2019
The plaintiff filed suit alleging violations of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), among other counts. The defendant moved to dismiss the UTPCPL claim, arguing the economic loss doctrine barred recovery..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
The plaintiff filed suit under a homeowner’s policy, alleging breach of contract and statutory bad faith under 42 Pa. C.S.A. 8371. The defendant moved to dismiss the bad faith count for demurrer and insufficient specificity. In denying the..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts April 1, 2019
The plaintiff insured moved to compel the defendant’s responses to interrogatories, requesting disclosure of any bad faith suits filed against the insurer within the past ten years. The defendant argued this was a violation of the Due Process..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice...
Law Alerts January 1, 2019
The plaintiff’s complaint included a § 8371 bad faith count based on the carrier’s refusal to pay medical costs it found to be unreasonable and unnecessary. In dismissing the bad faith count, the court ruled the allegations actually..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2019 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

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Areas of Practice

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2015
  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2016

Associations & Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association - Young Lawyer's Division
  • Saint Thomas More Society of Philadelphia

Year Joined Organization: 2018

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