Defense Digest, Vol. 27, No. 3, June 2021

On the Pulse…Our King of Prussia Office

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is where General George Washington and his troops spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. The area was a strategic location for his army in our country’s fight to self-govern. Today, King of Prussia is still a strategic location due to its proximity to Center City Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, to major highways such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike, U.S. 202 and U.S. 422, and the planned expansion of Philadelphia’s regional rail system to the area.

Marshall Dennehey’s King of Prussia office was founded in February 2005 and today is the firm’s 3rd largest office of 20. As managing attorney of this office, I am lucky to be part of a fabulous group of attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff who are committed to representing our clients with skill and fidelity. Our office’s greatest asset is its talented, dedicated and hardworking people.

Before the King of Prussia office opened, Marshall Dennehey had offices in Delaware and Montgomery Counties. With the growth of technology and the evolution of our legal practices, we no longer needed an office near each courthouse throughout Philadelphia’s surrounding counties. Instead, a larger regional office allows us to collaborate and share resources to achieve one goal: providing the best legal services in the region. For this same reason, in May 2021, the attorneys and staff working in our Doylestown (Bucks County) office joined us in King of Prussia.

The lawyers in our King of Prussia office provide a complete range of legal services and handle cases in the counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton. Our attorneys are experienced in all litigation forums—jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and all types of alternative dispute resolutions. We roundtable cases and stay current on emerging trends.

Our office has a large casualty practice, led by supervisor Ed McGinn. He and Dave White, Mark Riley, John Riddell, Ed Tuite, Doug Kent, Tim Hartigan, Adam Sorce, Mike Detweiler, Michele Krengel, Jim Hilly, Lisa Goldman and Mike Miller handle general liability matters, including premises liability, product liability and automobile liability. Our newest office members from Doylestown include Tony Michetti, who co-chairs the firm’s Hospitality and Liquor Liability Practice Group; J. Bruce McKissock, longtime chair of the firm’s Aviation and Complex Litigation Practice Group; and Michele Frisbie, who defends personal injury litigation, premises liability, dog bite litigation, automobile accidents and more.

King of Prussia also has a large health care practice and is home to the Health Care Department’s director, Kevin FitzPatrick, and assistant director, Robin Snyder. Other members include Dan Sherry, vice-chair of the office’s Health Care Liability Practice Group and well known for his selection to the "Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania" and the "Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia" Super Lawyer lists for 15 consecutive years. Steve Ryan, chair of the Birth and Catastrophic Injury Litigation and Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability Practice Groups, is highly accomplished in these areas and was initiated as a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 2019. Additional members of the health care group include Chan Hosmer, chair of the office’s Physician Liability Group; Jackie Reynolds, who is also president of the Montgomery Bar Association; Joan Ford; Donna Modestine; Carolyn DiGiovanni; Jonathan Weiss; David Krolikowski; Joe Hoynoski; Gabor Ovari; and me. We handle matters representing hospitals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, long term care facilities, skilled nursing homes and other health care professionals.

Our Professional Liability Practice Group includes highly-accomplished appellate attorney, Audrey Copeland, who has over 30 years of experience in appellate law; Maureen Fitzgerald, who handles employment, education and accounting malpractice matters; Greg Kelley and Candace Hardy, who concentrate their practice on architects and engineers; and Christin Kolcher, who handles bad faith, coverage and UM/UIM matters.

Our Workers’ Compensation Practice Group is staffed by Frank Wickersham, who is not only an excellent lawyer but is also the lead singer in the firm’s band, “Class Action and the Marshall Dennehey Horns.” Mike Duffy also practices workers’ compensation law in our office.

King of Prussia is fortunate to have an excellent administrative staff and a top-notch management team that includes office manager, Sandy Caiazzo, who is also the firm’s assistant director of Administration and president of the Independence Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, and assistant office manager, Michele Kissling. Together, they efficiently manage the workflow and everything else that comes up in our active practice. Rosemary Kilpatrick, our accounts receivable manager, and her team also work here and are a great asset to our office.

We invite you to browse the firm’s website to learn more about our office and its lawyers. We welcome any questions you may have about our civil defense litigation practice and how we may assist you with your litigation needs.

*Wendy is a senior counsel and managing attorney at our King of Prussia, Pennsylvania office. She can be reached at or 610.354.8256.


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