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Justin M. Schiff

Associate
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2717
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
jmschiff@mdwcg.com

As an associate in the firm's Casualty Department, Justin provides legal counsel to commercial property owners/commercial property managers, amusement parks and recreational facilities and insurance companies in Pennsylvania.  Justin handles a wide array of serious loss cases where there is often catastrophic injury or death in the areas of premises liability, construction accidents, construction defects, sports, amusement and entertainment litigation.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Justin was an associate attorney at a mid-size firm primarily representing banks and mortgage lenders.  This experience gave Justin the opportunity to routinely appear in court on behalf of the firm's clients and manage a sizeable case load.

In 2014, Justin graduated magna cum laude from Capital University Law School in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.  During law school, Justin spent two years on the Law Review, where an article he wrote was selected for publication.  He also earned the CALI award for excellence in legal research and writing, and gained experience working as a summer associate at a large law firm.  He attended college at Ohio University's Copeland College of Business, and graduated with honors. 

Significant Representative Matters

  • Obtained the dismissal of his client through the granting of a Motion for Summary Judgment following contentious oral argument on the Motion for Summary Judgment in complex litigation where claims were made under Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Act.

  • Obtained defense verdicts in multiple Philadelphia County Arbitration matters.

  • Second Chaired a Philadelphia County jury trial where a defense jury verdict was obtained in a premises liability matter.

  • Numerous Motion victories resulting in the dismissal of various claims against our clients, and the dismissal of our client as a party to the litigation.

  • Successfully opened a default judgment which was entered against our client approximately one month prior to the referral being received by our firm in a complex construction defect matter.

Publications

  • "The Changing Nature of the Law Firm: Amending Model Rule 5.4 to Allow for Alternative Business Structures Resulting in Nonlawyer Ownership of Law Firms," 42 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1009, 2014

Legal Teaching Position

  • Teaching Assistant, Capital University Law School, legal research and writing, 2013-2014

Education

  • Capital University Law School (J.D., 2014)

    Honors: magna cum laude

    Honors: Order of the Curia

    Awards: CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Legal Research and Writing, May 2012

    Awards: CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Legal History, May 2013

    Awards: CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Negotiation, January 2014

  • Ohio University Copeland College of Business (B.B.A., 2011)
           Majors: Finance, Business Pre-Law
           Honors: cum laude

Law Alerts July 1, 2019
Nine-year-old J.B., a minor, was injured during gym class at the Walter G. Smith Elementary School while engaged in a relay race whose boundaries were concrete walls at either end of the school’s gym. The trial court granted the defendants..., 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 January 1, 2019
The plaintiffs alleged negligence against PennDOT following a motor vehicle accident where they lost control of their vehicle on snow and ice and collided with a guardrail that pierced the side of the vehicle, resulting in injuries to Mrs. Cagey...., 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...
Aug 24, 2018
The defense filed a motion for partial discontinuance that was granted, dismissing all claims against our client in a complex, construction defect matter. The plaintiff, a homeowners’ association, filed suit against a number of defendants...

Education

  • Capital University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • Ohio University Copeland College of Business (B.B.A., cum laude, 2011)

Bar Admissions

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

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Year Joined Organization: 2016

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