Pete serves as the chief operating officer, chairman of the board of directors, and director of the Workers' Compensation Department of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. As well, he serves as a member of the executive committee, which is the governing body of the firm. In his capacity as chief operating officer, Pete is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm.
Since 2002, Pete has also served as the director of Workers' Compensation Department, where he is responsible for the oversight of more than 35 attorneys throughout ten of the firm's offices. Previously, he served as the firm's first director of the Casualty Department. Over the years, he has developed extensive experience in the defense of a wide range of litigation matters including medical malpractice, municipal liability, employment practices litigation, motor vehicle liability, and premises and product liability.
In addition to his various duties for the firm, Pete has also lectured for organizations such as the Pennsylvania Claims Association. He has held various offices in the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, including president in 2002. He has served as an investigator as well as member of the Philadelphia Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. Pete serves as a judge pro tem for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, as well as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia. He has been named a Best Lawyer in America® since 2001 and was designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2005 to 2008 in the area of civil litigation defense.
Pete is a graduate of Penn State University. Following graduation, he attended the University of Stetson College of Law in Florida, where he achieved his juris doctor in 1974. He then entered the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army. Pete served as a captain at Fort Riley, Kansas, home of the Big Red "1." He tried in excess of 200 military justice matters and achieved an Army Commendation Medal while serving as the 1st Infantry Division's chief trial counsel. Following Pete's honorable discharge from the military in 1977, he began his career with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.
Areas of Practice
“Defining the Contours of an Unrecognized Duty: Tarasoff Issues Up in the Air in Pennsylvania”, (Co-author), Defense Digest, March, 1996
Lecturer, various organizations including the Pennsylvania Claims Association
Past Employment Positions
United States Army, Captain, JAG, 1974-1977
Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 1974 J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, 1971 B.A.
Areas of Practice
- University of Stetson College of Law (J.D., 1974)
- Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1971)
- Pennsylvania, 1974
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
Associations & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Insurance Society of Philadelphia (Board of Directors)
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Defense Institute
- Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (President 2001-2002)
- Philadelphia Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- AV® Preeminent™ by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
- Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2001-Present
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-2008
- Army Commendation Medal