Darren M. Newberry
Areas of Practice
Darren Newberry is a shareholder in the Casualty Department primarily handling high-exposure matters involving premises liability, products liability, liquor liability and motor vehicle liability. As a part of his practice, he handles retail and premises liability cases involving slip and falls, design and construction defect and negligent security claims.
Additionally, Darren has handled chemical spill matters, construction defect, pipeline construction accidents, and other personal injury/property matters. Within this area, he has defended manufacturers and counseled insurers on products liability claims alleging defective equipment.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Darren worked for a defense firm handling similar matters as well as medical malpractice claims. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Washington County, Pennsylvania, where he prosecuted criminal cases. In that capacity, Darren tried a number of jury cases to verdict, many of which involved serious felony offenses, including criminal homicide.
Before serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Darren was a law clerk for the Honorable (Ret.) Janet Moschetta Bell, of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas, and served as a judicial intern for two (2) years for the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Born in Oregon, Darren was raised in Pittsburgh after his family relocated to the area in 1987. He earned his law degree at the Duquesne University School of Law in 2009.
Darren is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Obtained a defense verdict after a six-week jury trial in a $279 million dollar property damage claim involving the rupture of a railcar containing chlorine.
Successfully defended a multi-fatality lawsuit involving exposure to toxic chemicals and significant issues regarding workplace hazards.
Successfully defended a multi-million dollar liquor liability case involving a shooting outside a nightclub involving significant issues of joint and several liability and the criminal conduct of third parties.
Successfully defended a multi-million dollar liquor liability case involving an automobile accident in which a third-party was significantly injured by a driver traveling on the wrong side of the roadway.
Successfully defended a national automobile service chain in a multi-million dollar negligence action involving significant injuries to a minor-occupant of a vehicle in a roll-over accident.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a steel manufacturing facility in a lawsuit seeking significant damages arising out an incident involving a crush injury from a steel beam and involving issues related to worker’s compensation and statutory employer immunity.
Successfully defended a national ride-share company in a multi-million dollar lawsuit arising out of injuries sustained by an unrestrained back-seat passenger.
Successfully defended a natural gas drilling company in a claim arising out an explosion of certain property based on the alleged migration of natural gas during gas transmission activities.
Successfully defended a fire subrogation case involving the destruction of an upscale downtown restaurant and significant issues related to the fire's cause and origin.