Kimberly A. House


    Kim is a strong advocate for her insured and self-insured clients who are facing serious and significant claims. Kim also has extensive experience in monitoring trials for excess carriers and participating in those trials when necessary. As a member of both our Casualty and Appellate Departments, Kim has valuable experience in all aspects of litigation from pleadings through the appellate process. She has participated both as trial counsel and as appellate counsel in multiple trials involving plaintiffs who were catastrophically injured.

    Kim represents clients in matters involving premises, product and automobile liability. She has experience defending an elevator/escalator manufacturer against claims of product liability including both design defect, manufacturing defect, as well as claims of negligent inspection/maintenance. Additionally, Kim has handled several construction defect cases in single family homes or condominium complexes involving water intrusion cases resulting in property damage and mold. 

    Kim understands that strong practice management is a key component to favorable resolutions and positive outcomes for her clients. She is experienced in representing clients in both state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and she is also licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Kim is a strong mentor of young associates at the firm, and she believes that a collaborative approach to cases is an effective way to ensure that new ideas and defenses are being explored to the fullest extent.

    Prior to joining the firm, Kim was an associate in the catastrophic loss department of a Philadelphia defense firm. While there, she gained valuable experience handling high-value cases for excess insurers. This experience included independently working up files and preparing cases for trial, often on short notice, in support of her litigation team. Kim also monitored litigation and trials for a variety of insurers. Kim also oversaw and handled cases for her own clients consisting of contractors and building product manufacturers.


    Significant Representative Matters

    Obtained a favorable settlement during jury selection for a higher education institution against wrongful death and personal injury claims resulting from a fall.

    Obtained a favorable settlement on the eve of trial for a product manufacturer against personal injury claims arising from a house fire.

    Drafted a successful motion for summary judgment for a civil engineer regarding a storm water management design claim.

    Served as co-counsel  in successful defense of a national window manufacturer in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

    An Overview of Pennsylvania Law for Auto Law & Premises Claims, Marshall Dennehey Virtual Client Presentation, February, 2021

    New Jersey
    North Carolina
    South Carolina
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
    U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
    U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
    Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.A., cum laude, 2004)
    Honors & awards
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