Marshall Dennehey Announces 2018 Shareholder Class
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 14 associates and one special counsel have been elevated to shareholder, with 60 percent of the new shareholder class comprised of women.
In Philadelphia, the new shareholders are:
Lawrence J. Bartel, shareholder in the firm's Professional Liability Department. Mr. Bartel concentrates his practice in the areas of Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Compliance. He defends financial institutions, debt servicers and buyers, auto finance companies and more against claims pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and state consumer laws. He is a 2000 graduate of Widener University and earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2003. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Mary Kate McGrath, shareholder in the firm's Health Care Department. She has extensive experience in the defense of health care providers, hospitals, health systems, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities from the onset of a client's involvement in a case through the appellate level. She also handles matters involving fraud and abuse, including defending and advising health care clients regarding government payment programs, electronic discovery and privacy matters. She is a 1994 graduate of Northwestern University and graduated with her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2001. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
Michelle I. Moses, shareholder in the firm's Health Care Department. Ms. Moses focuses her practice on the defense of health care professionals including podiatrists, emergency department physicians, hospitalists and other specialists in medical malpractice claims. She also represents health care facilities, including surgery centers and has handled matters related to legal malpractice. She has published many articles on various topics relating to health law, including Healthcare Fraud Laws, Prescription Drug Abuse and Physician Comparison based upon evolving legislation. A 2004 graduate of Boston University, she earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2007, completing the program in only two and a half years. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Jennie Philip, shareholder in the firm's Professional Liability Department. Ms. Philip focuses her practice on bad faith litigation and insurance fraud matters on behalf of a wide range of insurance carriers. She helps clients develop strategies for mitigating complex first party property claims with potential bad faith exposure and is often retained to challenge policyholder experts such as public adjusters, contractors and engineers. She is also called upon to investigate potentially fraudulent insurance claims and has conducted hundreds of Examinations Under Oath pertaining to homeowner, commercial, automobile and fraudulent ring activity. She provides in-house education and training to clients, and is a frequent national speaker on first party property and SIU issues. She is a 2002 graduate of Temple University and received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2007. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Andrea C. Rock, shareholder in the firm's Workers' Compensation Department. Ms. Rock concentrates her practice in the defense of employers and self-insureds in all manner of workers' compensation matters. She represents employers in many industries, including retail services, banking, construction and manufacturing, in addition to assisted living facilities and religious organizations. She graduated in 1999 from American University and earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2002. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In Pittsburgh, the new shareholder is:
Joseph V. Lesinski, shareholder in the Casualty Department. Mr. Lesinski concentrates his practice in the defense of companies and individuals in complex civil litigation matters. In this capacity, he has successfully handled numerous complex product liability, premises liability, auto liability, dram shop and construction law cases involving property damage, serious personal injury and death throughout the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania. He routinely defends manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of electronics, industrial equipment, food products, farm equipment, sports equipment and others. Joe graduated from the University of Dayton in 2003 and earned his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2006. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri.
In Harrisburg, the new shareholder is:
Nicole M. Ehrhart, shareholder in the firm's Professional Liability Department. Ms. Ehrhart defends attorneys and other non-medical professionals in claims and suits brought against them in federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania. She also regularly counsels attorneys on best practices in order to avoid legal malpractice. Because such lawsuits often have a basis in underlying actions, she has developed a wide range of understanding in real estate, divorce proceedings, custody disputes, criminal defense, personal injury and business transactions. Ms. Ehrhart graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2001 and earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2005. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
In Mount Laurel, NJ, the new shareholders are:
Kevin T. Bright, shareholder in the Professional Liability Department. Mr. Bright focuses his practice on environmental and toxic tort matters, and handles a wide array of cases including Superfund claims, cost recovery and contribution actions, and private-party litigation involving multi-plaintiff property and personal injury claims. A trial attorney for more than 10 years, Mr. Bright has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in both state and federal court, including cases before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. He graduated from Widener University in 2003 and received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2006, graduating magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Ariel C. Brownstein, shareholder in the firm's Casualty Department. Mr. Brownstein concentrates his practice on insurance fraud and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) litigation with particular emphasis on large loss fraud and medical provider fraud. His practice in the area of fraud investigation consists of assessing and analyzing fraud by both medical providers and falsified claims brought by his client's insureds. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of Delaware and earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2008. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.
Angela Y. DeMary, shareholder in the firm's Workers' Compensation Department. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a workers' compensation attorney, Ms. DeMary focuses her practice on New Jersey workers’ compensation, representing the interests of employers, carriers and self-insureds. She is experienced handling claims involving issues of employment, coverage, compensability, causation/liability and permanency. Ms. DeMary was named among the 2016 Top Women in Law by the New Jersey Law Journal. She is a 1994 graduate of Rutgers University, Douglass College and earned her J.D. in 2000 from Widener University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Jessica D. Wachstein, shareholder in the firm's Casualty Department. Ms. Wachstein focuses her practice in the areas of automobile liability and premises liability. She has extensive experience representing insurance carriers involved in uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. She has represented commercial clients in truck, bus and taxi cases. Ms. Wachstein has also handled many claims on behalf of homeowner associations and property management companies for a variety of claims including slip and falls, property damage, and contractual disputes. She is a 2004 graduate of Rutgers University and earned her J.D. in 2007 from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In Roseland, NJ, the new shareholder is:
Julia A. Klubenspies (formerly special counsel), shareholder in the firm's Health Care Department. Ms. Klubenspies has focused her practice on medical malpractice defense for 22 years. She represents several of the largest hospitals in New Jersey, defending their attending physicians, resident physicians and nursing staffs on all aspects on claims of professional negligence. She also represents nurses in New Jersey Board of Nursing matters. Ms. Klubenspies additionally handles complex cases involving severe, catastrophic injury and death matters, ranging from neurological damage, orthopedic damage, misdiagnosis and sudden death. She is a 1987 cum laude graduate of the University of North Caroline at Charlotte, and earned her J.D. in 1994 from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
In New York, NY, the new shareholders are:
Adam C. Calvert, shareholder in the firm's Casualty Department. Mr. Calvert represents clients in construction injury litigation, retail liability, automobile litigation, trucking and transportation litigation, product liability actions, and amusements, sports and recreation liability. His clients include retail stores, construction companies, maintenance companies, amusement parks, theaters and product retailers, among other clients. He is also experienced representing clients in labor law cases, including those involving Labor Law 240(1) claims. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland and earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2009. He is admitted to practice in New York.
R. David Lane, Jr., shareholder in the firm's Professional Liability Department. Mr. Lane is a member of the Privacy and Data Security and Intellectual Property, Technology & Media Litigation Practice Groups. He devotes his practice to intellectual property, data breaches, privacy law, technology litigation and media related litigation. He also defends cases involving defamation and professional liability. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Florida and earned his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 2007. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida.
In Fort Lauderdale, FL, the new shareholder is:
Danielle N. Robinson, shareholder in the firm's Professional Liability Department. Ms. Robinson focuses her practice on the defense of insurance carrier clients in matters involving coverage issues and alleged bad faith actions. Many of these coverage disputes are derived from claims involving windstorm, sinkhole, fire, mold, theft and water losses. Additionally, Danielle represents automobile manufacturers in lemon law and warranty litigation. She defends these companies in breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and rescission lawsuits in Florida and United States federal courts from pre-suit through trial. Danielle has also handled several appeals for her clients involving issues in civil defense and litigation. She is a 2002 graduate of Florida State University and earned her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2005. She is admitted to practice in Florida.