Marshall Dennehey Expands Philadelphia Casualty Department With the Additions of Shareholder Tara Gill Nalencz and Associate Kimberly House

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its Philadelphia Casualty Department with the additions of Tara Gill Nalencz, shareholder, and  Kimberly House, associate. Both attorneys previously practiced at Rawle & Henderson.

Tara Gill Nalencz is an experienced litigator who defends clients in serious, high-exposure and catastrophic cases. She represents clients in a wide variety of businesses and industries, including product manufacturers of both consumer goods and industrial machinery and equipment. She additionally defends construction companies, property managers, propane, natural gas and oil suppliers and has handled numerous dram shop liability actions. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Nalencz also represents international clients or those that have suits brought against them internationally, such as defending hotel owners and operators in actions where the underlying accident took place outside the United States.

Active in Philadelphia’s legal and civic communities, Ms. Nalencz is involved in the First Judicial District of Philadelphia’s annual “Law Day” program, where schoolchildren act as jurors in trials involving fairy tale characters. She has also provided pro bono legal services through a local NGO, helping individuals successfully obtain U.S. citizenship.

Ms. Nalencz is a graduate of Temple University School of Law, and obtained her M.A. from Pennsylvania State University and her B.A. from Dickinson College. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Associate Kimberly House represents and defends product manufacturers, building materials suppliers, hotels, and construction companies in complex and oftentimes catastrophic personal injury claims and wrongful death suits. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tara and Kimberly to our firm,” said Howard P. Dwoskin, Executive Committee member and Director of the firm’s Casualty Department. “The level of experience and local connections these new attorneys bring to the firm will be an asset to our expanding casualty practice and provide tangible benefits to our clients.”