Dana A. Gittleman


As a member of the Professional Liability Department, Dana focuses her practice on the defense of claims and lawsuits brought against insurance agents and brokers, attorneys, real estate professionals, financial entities, large product manufacturers, lenders and other professionals. She also has experience litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims, including providing coverage analysis.

Dana received her juris doctor from the Villanova University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient. While at Villanova, Dana served as a managing editor for student work for the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Following law school, Dana worked at a Philadelphia insurance defense firm where she focused on dental malpractice, medical malpractice and premises liability matters.

Dana is a former member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. She is also a former president of NovUs, the Young Alumni Chapter of the Villanova University School of Law.

Classes/Seminars Taught

You Passed the Bar, Now What? How to Succeed in Your First Year as an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience, Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Bootcamp, October 28, 2016

Published Works

“Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts a ‘Strict Liability’ Standard for UTPCPL ‘Catch-All’ Claims,” Defense Digest, June 2021, Vol. 27, No. 3

“’Loose Lips Sink Ships’…But Not If Judicially Privileged: Protecting Attorney Pre-Litigation Communications,” Defense Digest, Vol. 26, No. 1, March 2020

"Pandemonium in the Time of Pandemic: Potential Shift in Insurance Agent and Broker Standard of Care in the Wake of Covid-19," The Voice, DRI Newsletter, June 10, 2020

"Utilizing Your Alumni Network for Personal Development," The Legal Intelligencer, May 14, 2015

Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2014-present

Home Field Advantage: Determining the Appropriate "Turf" for Williams v. National Football League and Clarifying Preemption Precedent, 19 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 203 (2012)

New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 2012)
Emory University (B.A., 2008)
Honors & awards
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch©
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
Associations & memberships
Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee (2015-2017); YLD Treasurer (2016), Vice Chair (present)
Former President of NovUs, the Young Alumni Chapter of the Villanova University School of Law
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
Year joined