On the Pulse…Our King of Prussia, Pennsylvania Office

By Wendy J. Bracaglia, Esq.*

To many people, King of Prussia means shopping. But just as captivating are King of Prussia’s ties to our country’s history. At Valley Forge National Park, which is only minutes away from our office, George Washington’s troops spent a harsh winter during the Revolutionary War. The area was a strategic location for him and his men. Today, King of Prussia’s location at the intersection of major highways—including the Pennsylvania turnpike, the Schuylkill expressway, US 202 and US 422—makes it a great place for one of the firm’s regional offices. As a bonus, plans are underway to expand the area’s regional rail system to include stops here, which will make the area even more convenient. With the growth of technology, our firm no longer requires a separate office near each courthouse in the counties where we practice. Instead, a larger regional office allows us to share resources and allows our attorneys to team up to achieve one goal: providing the best legal services in the region.

Marshall Dennehey has been in King of Prussia since 2005. As the managing attorney of this office for over 10 years, I am lucky to be a part of a stellar group of attorneys, paralegals and support staff who are committed to excellence in representing our clients. Our office’s greatest asset are these talented, dedicated and hard-working individuals.

In our office, we have 36 attorneys, representing all of the firm’s practice groups. We provide a complete range of legal services and handle cases in Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Bucks and other Pennsylvania counties subject to our clients’ requests. Our attorneys are experienced in all litigation forums—jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations and other types of alternative dispute resolutions. We provide presentations and seminars and offer consulting services. We also roundtable cases and present continuing legal education classes to stay current on emerging trends.

I encourage you to look at the firm’s website (www.marshalldennehey.com) to learn more about each of our wonderful attorneys—there is not enough space here to do them justice as many of the firm’s most senior and most well-respected lawyers have their offices here. [In fact, for easy reference, we linked each attorney’s website biography to his or her name in the electronic version of this article.]

Our largest practice group is the casualty group, and Ed McGinn is the supervisor. He, along with shareholders Kim Woodie, Dave White, Mark Riley, John Riddell, Paul Brady, Ed Tuite, Jack Tucci, Doug Kent, Jim Hilly, Tim Hartigan, Adam Sorce, Jim Lare and Brian McNulty handle all types of liability matters. These include construction defect, homeowners, premises, product, trucking, special investigation/fraud, dram shop and motor vehicle. They are also involved in initial accident investigations in catastrophic loss cases. Mike Dempsey, special counsel, adds expertise to the group, as do the group’s rising stars, associates Michele Krengel, Hannah Donahue and Patrice Turenne.

King of Prussia also has a large health care liability practice. Kevin FitzPatrick, who is Director of the Health Care Department, is part of the King of Prussia team. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Kevin continues to represent hospitals and physicians in complex medical malpractice cases. Other members of our team include Dan Sherry, chair of the firm’s Hospital Liability Practice Group, Steve Ryan, chair of the firm’s Birth and Catastrophic Injury Litigation Practice Group and Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability Practice Group, and Chan Hosmer, chair of the firm’s Physician Liability Practice Group. In addition to myself, the other shareholders in this group, Joan Ford, Jackie Reynolds, Donna Modestine, Carolyn DiGiovanni and Dave Krolikowski, handle matters where we represent hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing homes and other health care professionals. Our associates, Joe Hoynoski and Kim McCarthy, are an integral part of this group.

The Professional Liability Department is also well-represented by four shareholders and a senior associate: Chris Boyle, who represents public entities, including police departments, in civil rights matters; Greg Kelley, who concentrates his practice on architects and engineers; Audrey Copeland, who has 30 years of experience as an appellate specialist; Maureen Fitzgerald, who has extensive experience in employment and accounting issues; and Conrad Radcliffe, a senior associate who concentrates his practice in the coverage area, all base their practices in King of Prussia. Frank Wickersham, a shareholder in the Workers’ Compensation Department, rounds out our King of Prussia team.

Although our loyalties run true to the Marshall Dennehey blue and white and to each practice group, we all value the special culture that has developed in our office. We work together, sharing our challenges and our successes. The office is also lucky to have office manager Sandy Caiazzo and her assistant, Martie Licwinko. Together they efficiently manage the work flow and almost everything else that comes up in our busy workplace.

In King of Prussia, we work hard every day to provide our clients with up-to-date and personalized legal services. We never stop trying to improve—all to provide the best value and the best results. Teamwork and innovation are number one priorities.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or stop by for a visit. My email is wjbracaglia@mdwcg.com, and my direct telephone number is 610-354-8256.

*Wendy is a shareholder and the managing attorney of our King of Prussia, Pennsylvania office. She can be reached at 610.354.8256 or wjbracaglia@mdwcg.com.


Defense Digest, Vol 22, No. 2, June 2016

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