Kristin E. Shicora
Areas of Practice
Kristin is an associate in the Casualty Department, focusing her practice on the defense of product liability and premises liability matters. The majority of her practice concentrates on the defense of complex product liability cases for insured and self-insured entities who manufacture and distribute a wide variety of products, including power tools, electrical components, automatic doors, production machinery, generators and cosmetic products. Additionally, Kristin has experience in defending subrogation matters involving property loss due to fire and water damage.
Kristin has provided extensive pre-trial and trial assistance for cases in state and federal court in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, developing and implementing discovery and trial strategies to further the defense and successful resolution of matters for her clients. She also handles the defense of arbitration and municipal court matters for her clients.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Kristin served as the law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Mellon of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. Kristin was responsible for reviewing and recommending the disposition of pre-trial motions, as well as drafting opinions for cases on appeal.
Served as second chair trial counsel during a three-day jury trial in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, playing a vital role in obtaining a defense verdict on behalf of the manufacturer of an automatic pedestrian door system in a case involving design defect claims.
Obtained a defensed verdict in an arbitration matter in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. The arbitration panel found no liability in a case where Plaintiff tripped over a small piece of metal, and backed into a revolving door. Plaintiff did not appeal the award.
Drafted successful Preliminary Objections, dismissing a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress claim raised by a mother who witnessed the death of her daughter.
Drafted a successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, dismissing all claims against a door service company. The client had installed the automatic sliding door, which allegedly struck Plaintiff, only 6 months prior the incident and had made no service calls after the installation.
Drafted a successful Motion for Sanctions, obtaining a dismissal of all claims against the manufacturer of a chipper shredder in a wrongful death and survival action in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Plaintiff's counsel repeatededly failed to comply with court orders for requested discovery in the matter, leading to the dismissal of all claims. Plaintiff did not appeal the dismissal.
Drafted a successful Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on behalf of a door service company dismissing Plaintiff's claims for punitive damages in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
"Evidence of a User's Negligence and Industry Standards Admissible in Post-Tincher Design Defect Claims," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2016
Drexel Appellate Litigation Clinic, 2010-2011
Pro Bono Fellow, Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, 2009-2010