Two Marshall Dennehey Practice Group Leaders Named “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

Marshall Dennehey is pleased to announce that John J. “Jack” Delany, III, Chair of the firm’s Catastrophic Claims Litigation Practice Group, and John J. Hare, Chair of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group, have been named 2023 Best of the Bar honorees in the area of Business Litigation by the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ).

The annual program recognizes the region’s most impactful lawyers, based on their recent achievements including the legal significance of their successes, the scale of their results, and the business impacts of their accomplishments.

“It is no surprise to me that Jack and John were selected for this significant legal honor,” said G. Mark Thompson, President & CEO of Marshall Dennehey. “They handle some of the Commonwealth’s most significant litigation and have secured favorable outcomes for our clients in numerous high-stakes situations. They have also set a gold standard for professionalism, meticulous preparation and strategic thinking.” 

Delany routinely defends catastrophic, high-profile, high-exposure cases against some of the country’s most formidable plaintiffs’ firms. He has taken to conclusion more than 60 jury trials, as well as hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. He and his team represent clients in litigation involving fire and explosion claims, sexual assaults, negligent security, and hospitality and dram shop claims. He also handles specialty, high-risk claims in the areas of amusements, entertainment, recreational, sports and specialty events.

Delany additionally represents many Fortune 500 companies directly and as insureds, and handles complex litigation matters at the federal and state levels and in administrative agencies and alternate dispute resolution forums. He also serves as national coordinating counsel for several product manufacturers. 

In addition to his leadership of the appellate group, Hare is a member of Marshall Dennehey’s Board of Directors. A past Best of the Bar winner (2018), he has litigated more than 500 appeals in state and federal appellate courts. As litigation counsel, Hare has represented individuals, insurers and corporations in some of the most high-profile litigation in recent Pennsylvania history, including dozens of cases with verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million.

Attorneys both inside and outside of the firm, and from around the state and nationally, rely on him and his ten-attorney appellate team to handle their most significant post-trial motions and appeals. He is often asked to monitor high-exposure cases and serve as appellate counsel during trial to ensure that important legal issues are properly raised and preserved for post-trial motions and appeals.

Delany, Hare and the other Best of the Bar honorees will be recognized at an awards program on November 16th at Rivers Casino in Philadelphia.