Wendy J. Bracaglia

Office Managing Attorney
Of Counsel

    Wendy is the managing attorney of the firm's King of Prussia office. She was the firm's first female shareholder and is a member of the Health Care Liability Practice Group, concentrating her practice on the defense of medical malpractice actions.

    Wendy graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1977. Following graduation, she worked as a legal assistant at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll. In 1980, Wendy was hired by Robert J. Coleman, Esquire, and began working as a law clerk at Marshall Dennehey while attending law school at Villanova University School of Law. In 1981, she received her juris doctor. Wendy then clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, who was then a judge in the Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and who is now a Senior Judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    In 1982, following her clerkship, Wendy returned to Marshall Dennehey as a member of the asbestos litigation team. Thereafter, she worked in the firm's Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group. She then became involved in the preparation of product liability, professional liability, medical malpractice and general liability cases for trial. From 1991 to 2004, Wendy worked part-time, while her children were young. Since returning to work full time, Wendy has concentrated her practice in health care liability. In 2006, she became the managing attorney of the King of Prussia office. In 2009, she became a member of the firm's Board of Directors. She has served on the firm's Associate Review, Human Relations and 401(k) committees.  In 2012, she coordinated the activities for the celebration of the firm's 50th anniversary. Twice a year, Wendy participates in the firm's Attorney Orientation Program with a presentation on the firm's history and culture.

    In 2019, Wendy was selected to join the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only organization of 2,500 peer-reviewed inside and outside counsel, and insurance industry executives representing companies across the world.

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Managing Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Safety -- Part I: Patients and Families, Cassatt RRG Holding Company Risk Management & Captive Insurance Symposium: "Blueprint for Risk Control: Addressing Challenges to Safe Patient Care," 2014

    File Handling and Compliance with Firm Guidelines, Marshall Dennehey CLE, March 29, 2005

    Strategy for Mitigation of Damages Under the New MCARE Act (with Gordon B. Simmons, Esquire), Marshall Dennehey Seminar, November 20, 2003

    The Shrinking of "Frye:" Recent Pennsylvania Cases on the Admissibility of Expert Testimony, Marshall Dennehey CLE, October 23, 2003

    Apportionment of Liability/Harm Tortfeasors (with Lynne N. Nahmani, Esquire), Marshall Dennehey CLE, May 22, 2003

    Presentation of Marshall Dennehey firm history at Attorney Orientation Programs

    Published Works

    "Pennsylvania Superior Court Rejects Attempt To Expand The Tort Of Lack Of Informed Consent In Medical Liability Case," Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2007

    Admissions
    Pennsylvania
    1981
    Education
    Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 1981)
    Trinity College (B.A., 1977)
    Honors & awards
    AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
    Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
    2012-2014
    Associations & memberships
    Defense Research Institute
    International Association of Defense Counsel
    Montgomery County Bar Association
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Year joined
    1982