On the Pulse…Profile of Our Harrisburg Office

By Timothy J. McMahon, Esq.*

More than 30 years ago, Marshall Dennehey began serving the firm’s clients in central Pennsylvania from our Harrisburg office, which currently has over 20 attorneys, including 11 shareholders. Consistent with our commitment to providing excellent legal representation within distinct and focused practice groups, the Harrisburg office has dedicated attorneys in the Casualty, Health Care, Professional Liability and Workers’ Compensation Departments.

The casualty group consists of three shareholders: me, Christopher Reeser and Brooks Foland. Along with our talented associates, we handle a range of litigated cases, such as product liability, premises liability, trucking and transportation, and other casualty matters.

The professional liability group is staffed in Harrisburg by five shareholders: Brigid Alford, Donald Carmelite, Christopher Conrad, Sharon O’Donnell and Edwin Schwartz. Brigid Alford handles insurance coverage and bad faith litigation with two associates, and she is a frequent speaker at seminars hosted by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Don Carmelite and his associate concentrate their efforts on the defense of civil rights and other litigated matters involving public officials, municipalities and other governmental entities. Sharon O’Donnell and Christopher Conrad routinely represent employers in discrimination and other employment-based litigation. Each also represents school districts and educational entities in litigation involving students, staff and others arising in the educational area. Ed Schwartz, along with his associate, concentrates his practice on the defense of attorneys in professional liability actions. Both Ed and his associate are active members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee. Each routinely speaks in the Committee’s semiannual malpractice avoidance programs, both at the County Bar levels and upon request with individual law firms.

The four health care attorneys, including shareholders Kevin Osborne and Michael Mongiello, defend hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in medical negligence actions. The members of this group also represent health care professionals in licensure actions.

Kacey Wiedt, the assistant director of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department, is a resident in the Harrisburg office. Kacey, along with three other attorneys, represents employers in the defense of workers’ compensation actions.

All of the attorneys in our Harrisburg office try cases within their areas of concentration. The office typically serves 14 counties in Central Pennsylvania, and our Harrisburg-based lawyers are recognized by the courts and adverse counsel alike for being consistently prepared to defend cases through trial. A majority of our attorneys are frequently invited to speak at continuing education and other programs on trending issues, noteworthy decisions and the art of advocacy within their respective practice groups.

Although not specifically listed here, the 11 associate attorneys in the Harrisburg office are vital to the fulfillment of our mission. They are talented, efficient and innovative in their work. They continue the firm’s tradition of providing legal services which are responsive to our clients’ needs.

The lawyers and staff in Marshall Dennehey’s Harrisburg office take pride in their demonstrated provision of excellent representation and responsiveness to our clients’ goals and unique needs.

*Tim, the managing shareholder of our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office, can be reached at 717.651.3505 or tjmcmahon@mdwcg.com.

Defense Digest, Vol 21, No. 4, December 2015

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