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Kristin E. Shicora

Associate
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2757
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
keshicora@mdwcg.com

Kristin is an associate in the Casualty Department, focusing her practice on the defense of product liability and premises liability matters.  The majority of her practice concentrates on the defense of complex product liability cases for insured and self-insured entities who manufacture and distribute a wide variety of products, including power tools, electrical components, automatic doors, production machinery, generators and cosmetic products.  Additionally, Kristin has experience in defending subrogation matters involving property loss due to fire and water damage.

Kristin has provided extensive pre-trial and trial assistance for cases in state and federal court in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, developing and implementing discovery and trial strategies to further the defense and successful resolution of matters for her clients.  She also handles the defense of arbitration and municipal court matters for her clients.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Kristin served as the law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Mellon of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.  Kristin was responsible for reviewing and recommending the disposition of pre-trial motions, as well as drafting opinions for cases on appeal.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Served as second chair trial counsel during a three-day jury trial in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, playing a vital role in obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of the manufacturer of an automatic pedestrian door system in a case involving design defect claims.

  • Obtained a defensed verdict in an arbitration matter in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.  The arbitration panel found no liability in a case where Plaintiff tripped over a small piece of metal, and backed into a revolving door.  Plaintiff did not appeal the award.

  • Drafted successful Preliminary Objections, dismissing a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress claim raised by a mother who witnessed the death of her daughter.

  • Drafted a successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, dismissing all claims against a door service company.  The client had installed the automatic sliding door, which allegedly struck Plaintiff, only 6 months prior the incident and had made no service calls after the installation.

  • Drafted a successful Motion for Sanctions, obtaining a dismissal of all claims against the manufacturer of a chipper shredder in a wrongful death and survival action in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.  Plaintiff's counsel repeatededly failed to comply with court orders for requested discovery in the matter, leading to the dismissal of all claims.  Plaintiff did not appeal the dismissal.

  • Drafted a successful Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on behalf of a door service company dismissing Plaintiff's claims for punitive damages in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Published Works

  • "Evidence of a User's Negligence and Industry Standards Admissible in Post-Tincher Design Defect Claims," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Drexel Appellate Litigation Clinic, 2010-2011

  • Pro Bono Fellow, Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, 2009-2010

Education

  • Drexel University Kline School of Law (J.D., 2011)
         Honors: magna cum laude
         Honors: President and Member of Drexel Law's Moot Court Board

  • Villanova University (2006)

    Business Administration Certification

  • Gettysburg College (B.A., 2006)
         Honors:  cum laude
         Major:  Psychology

Defense Digest Article March 1, 2016
By Kristin E. Shicora, Esq.* Key Points: Sliker v. National Feeding Systems, Inc., et al. is a notable post-Tincher decision dealing with evidentiary issues at trial for defendants in strict product liability claims. A user’s..., Defense Digest, Vol 22, No. 1, March 2016 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 intended to provide legal...

Education

  • Drexel University Kline School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
  • Villanova University (Business Administration Certification, 2006)
  • Gettysburg College (B.A., cum laude, 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2011
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2013

Associations & Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2019

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Year Joined Organization: 2012

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