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Rachel C. Bekerman

425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 302
Roseland, NJ 07068
(973) 618-4183
(973) 618-0685 - Fax

Rachel is a member of the Health Care Department, where she focuses her practice in the areas of medical and dental malpractice defense, as well as product liability and commercial and residential premises liability defense.

Before joining Marshall Dennehey, Rachel was an associate at a Philadelphia civil litigation defense firm where she handled all aspects of defending civil litigation matters from inception to resolution, including insurance coverage, premises liability, product liability, property damage, construction defect, construction accident, fire loss, long-term care facility liability and personal injury claims, in various state and federal jurisdictions throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to that, Rachel represented small and large corporate entities in toxic tort matters, including product liability, premises liability and employer liability claims.

Rachel is experienced in developing litigation strategies, conducting legal research, drafting and responding to pleadings and written discovery, leading depositions, defending depositions, drafting and arguing discovery and pre-trial motions, retaining expert witnesses, participating in mediations, and conducting settlement negotiations and arbitrations.

Rachel attended the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University on a full inaugural scholarship. While in law school, Rachel served as a certified legal intern for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, where she successfully prosecuted more than 50 preliminary hearings for various criminal charges. She also interned with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. In addition, she was an editor of the Drexel Law Review and served as a legal fellow of the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.

Rachel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh.

Published Works


  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Philadelphia, PA (J.D., 2013)

    Law Review: Drexel Law Review, Editor

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (B.A., 2010)

    Honors: summa cum laude

    Honors: Dean's list

    Major: Political Science and Communication

Defense Digest Article June 1, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 2, June 2018 By Rachel C. Freedman, Esq. and John C. Farrell, Esq.* Key Points: The Superior Court’s decision in Moody may make it more difficult for trial courts to successfully order venue transfers..., In Moody v. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, et al., 179 A.3d 496 (Pa.Super. 2018), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania departed from Supreme Court of Pennsylvania precedent regarding venue transfer on forum non-conveniens grounds. It consequently...,   Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 2, June 2018. 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...


  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law (J.D., 2013)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A., summa cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

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

Associations & Memberships

  • Brandeis Law Society
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Year Joined Organization: 2017

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