Justin M. Schiff

Associate

As an associate in the firm's Casualty Department, Justin provides legal counsel to commercial property owners/commercial property managers, amusement parks and recreational facilities and insurance companies in Pennsylvania.  Justin handles a wide array of serious loss cases where there is often catastrophic injury or death in the areas of premises liability, construction accidents, construction defects, sports, amusement and entertainment litigation.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Justin was an associate attorney at a mid-size firm primarily representing banks and mortgage lenders.  This experience gave Justin the opportunity to routinely appear in court on behalf of the firm's clients and manage a sizeable case load.

In 2014, Justin graduated magna cum laude from Capital University Law School in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.  During law school, Justin spent two years on the Law Review, where an article he wrote was selected for publication.  He also earned the CALI award for excellence in legal research and writing, and gained experience working as a summer associate at a large law firm.  He attended college at Ohio University's Copeland College of Business, and graduated with honors. 

Significant Representative Matters

Obtained the dismissal of his client through the granting of a Motion for Summary Judgment following contentious oral argument on the Motion for Summary Judgment in complex litigation where claims were made under Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Act.

Obtained defense verdicts in multiple Philadelphia County Arbitration matters.

Second Chaired a Philadelphia County jury trial where a defense jury verdict was obtained in a premises liability matter.

Numerous Motion victories resulting in the dismissal of various claims against our clients, and the dismissal of our client as a party to the litigation.

Successfully opened a default judgment which was entered against our client approximately one month prior to the referral being received by our firm in a complex construction defect matter.

Publications

"The Changing Nature of the Law Firm: Amending Model Rule 5.4 to Allow for Alternative Business Structures Resulting in Nonlawyer Ownership of Law Firms," 42 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1009, 2014

Legal Teaching Position

Teaching Assistant, Capital University Law School, legal research and writing, 2013-2014

Admissions
Pennsylvania
2015
New Jersey
2015
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
2015
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2015
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
2015
Education
Capital University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
Ohio University Copeland College of Business (B.B.A., cum laude, 2011)
Associations & memberships
American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Year joined
2016