Michele R. Punturi Named Director of the Workers’ Compensation Department at Marshall Dennehey
Michele R. Punturi, longtime shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been named Director of the Workers’ Compensation Department and has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors, effective January 1 of this year. In this role, she will manage more than 40 attorneys in 11 offices of the firm. She succeeds Niki T. Ingram who remains at the firm and will continue to practice workers’ compensation law, and manage community relations and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ms. Punturi joined Marshall Dennehey in 1988 and was promoted to shareholder in 1998. Over the course of her 30-year career, she has defended third party administrators, insurance carriers and self-insureds from a vast array of industries in workers’ compensation litigation. Recognized for her innovative legal strategies, she has argued numerous cases in front of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board and has taken multiple cases to the Commonwealth Court.
Active in the professional community, Ms. Punturi is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation topics for the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and the Philadelphia Bar Association. She has published numerous articles in national insurance and legal publications including CLM Magazine, Risk Management and The Legal Intelligencer.
“Michele has spent her professional career at the firm and played an integral role in our Workers’ Compensation Department,” said G. Mark Thompson, President and CEO of Marshall Dennehey. “Clients love her and when it comes to leadership skills, work ethic and practical experience, she has everything needed to help this important and talented group thrive.”
Ms. Punturi graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh and the Widener University School of Law. She is active in the community, donating her time to a host of charitable organizations including Northern Children's Services and the American Cancer Society.