Angeline C. Panepresso


Angeline is an associate in the firm's Casualty Department and handles cases in both state and federal court. She devotes her practice to a variety of litigation matters including premises liability, product liability, automobile liability and construction liability. She joined Marshall Dennehey as a summer law clerk in 2008 and progressed to work within the firm's Aviation Litigation Practice Group, where she represented aircraft operators and owners, maintenance facilities, and component manufacturers in complex litigation matters.  

Angeline has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Civil Litigation Defense since 2013.

An honors graduate of Lehigh University, she received her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2009.  Prior to entering law school, Angeline spent a summer interning at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in the Family Violence/ Sexual Assault Unit.  During law school, she interned for the Honorable Thomas J. Reuter, United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Angeline is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the state of New Jersey.  She is also a certified arbitrator in Philadelphia.

Significant Representative Matters

Successfully moved for summary judgment in numerous personal injury actions, resulting in determinations of non-liability.

Obtained favorable rulings on motions for partial summary judgment, resulting in the dismissal of a variety of claims.

Successfully moved for dismissal of a premises liability case brought against the owner of a home abutting a common driveway, totally eliminating liability on behalf of the client.

Successfully moved to open and strike a default judgment entered against a roofing company and its owner in a personal injury action.

Obtained a voluntarily dismissal of all claims against a client after filing a motion for summary judgment.

Obtained defense verdict in favor of client, homeowner, at arbitration where plaintiff alleged personal injuries from falling on the sidewalk outside the client's home.

Obtained dismissal of all claims against clients, beverage company and driver, where three (3) plaintiffs had alleged personal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving the beverage company's tractor-trailer, after first obtaining the order to preclude plaintiffs from presenting  evidence against the beverage company and its driver at trial.

Obtained dismissal of all claims against client, beverage company, where a plaintiff hotel owner alleged the client's vending machine caused a fire and resulting property damage at its hotel.

Obtained dismissal of third-party complaint and cross-claim against client, equipment manufacturer, where plaintiff's decedent suffered fatal injuries while using equipment on the third-party plaintiff's premises.

Obtained dismissal of punitive damages claims against clients in actions involving DUI motor vehicle accidents.

Sat second chair for jury trial resulting in a verdict in favor of client, airline, whose commercial airplane sustained significant damage when struck by improperly secured equipment at an airport.

Published Works

“Narrowing the Scope of Medical Expert Qualifications and Testimony under the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence,” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015

"Catch and Release: A Plaintiff May Expressly Preserve Actionable Claims Against Insurance Agent While Releasing Insurer of Vicarious Liability," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010

New Jersey
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
Lehigh University (B.A., 2006)
Honors & awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
Associations & memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Year joined