Marshall Dennehey Launches Catastrophic Claims Litigation Practice Group

To further support clients facing complex and high-exposure litigation resulting from catastrophic events, Marshall Dennehey has launched a Catastrophic Claims Litigation Practice Group within its Casualty Department. Attorneys in the practice group defend clients against claims arising from large-scale accidents, explosions, environmental disasters, construction collapses, high-rise fires, product liability claims, mass shootings and more. 

While Marshall Dennehey has long represented clients facing catastrophic claims, the launch of this practice group formalizes and demonstrates the firm’s commitment to providing clients best-in-class service in this area. The group is led by shareholders John J. Delany, III and Kristen L. Worley. Both have years of experience handling catastrophic claims in state and federal courts, and Delany has taken to conclusion more than 60 jury trials, as well as hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. They are accustomed to the challenges and sensitivities inherent to such claims and have represented clients in the manufacturing, construction, hospitality, trucking and transportation, energy, insurance, and other industries.

“Immediacy is the key to handling these claims,” said Delany, who serves as national coordinating counsel for several product manufacturers. “Our approach includes a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, in-depth legal analysis and strategic planning to effectively protect our clients’ interests.” 

Worley added that the use of technology is essential to claims management. “We leverage advanced legal research tools, data analytics, and other technologies to conduct thorough investigations, analyze complex data and develop compelling legal arguments,” she said. “We also employ industry-leading expert witnesses and consultants who can create timelines and break down the components of a catastrophic event. This enables us to effectively manage large volumes of information and handle complex cases accurately and efficiently.”

With 40+ members in the practice group, attorneys across Marshall Dennehey’s 19 offices are prepared to provide immediate assistance when catastrophic events occur. Visit the Catastrophic Claims Litigation Practice Group page for more information.