On the Pulse…Marshall Dennehey’s General Liability Practice Group – Jack (and Master!) of All Trades

Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018

By Matthew S. Schorr, Esq.*

Marshall Dennehey’s Casualty Department is the largest of the firm’s four legal departments, comprising nearly half of our 500+ attorneys and 100+ paralegals. Our casualty lawyers handle claims of all types and exposures that would typically fall under a CGL or general liability policy for our insured and self-insured clients.

The General Liability Practice Group is housed within the architecture of Marshall Dennehey’s Casualty Department, which contains 15 distinct practice groups focused on the following specialized areas of law:

Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability

Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation

Automobile Liability

Aviation and Complex Litigation

Construction Injury Litigation

Fraud/Special Investigation

General Liability

Hospitality and Liquor Liability

Maritime Litigation

New York Construction and Labor Law

Product Liability

Property Litigation

Retail Liability

Social Services & Human Services Liability

Trucking & Transportation Liability


Our General Liability Practice Group covers a vast array of claims that do not quite fall within the realm of our more specific practice groups. This type of defense litigation is unique and diversified, covering every type of claim from dog bites to lightening strikes, to slip-and-falls and negligence actions. Other types of general liability claims that we handle include:

Advertising injuries

Assault and battery


Commercial liability


Elevator incidents

False arrest

Fire legal liability litigation

First-party and third-party property damage cases

Malicious prosecution cases

Owners and contractors protective liability

Owners, landlords and tenants coverage

Premises liability




Like the tagline from a popular insurance company campaign, “We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two,” Marshall Dennehey’s casualty attorneys have vast experience handling all types of general liability claims. They provide a consistent level of service throughout our firm’s 20 offices, covering the entire states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York. A portion of our attorneys are also admitted in adjacent states, allowing us to additionally litigate cases in Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in defending general liability and all of your casualty claims. Members of our practice group are also available to give presentations at your location or in one of our offices.

*Matt is the Assistant Director of our Casualty Department and the Co-Chair of the General Liability Practice Group. He may be reached in our Roseland, New Jersey office at 973.618.4155 or msschorr@mdwcg.com.




Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 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 provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING pursuant to New York RPC 7.1. © 2018 Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be reprinted without the express written permission of our firm. For reprints, contact tamontemuro@mdwcg.com.