Toxic Tort Litigator Christina A. Gonzales Joins Marshall Dennehey as a Shareholder in Philadelphia

Experienced trial attorney and toxic tort litigator Christina Gonzales has joined Marshall Dennehey as a shareholder in the firm’s Philadelphia office. A member of the Casualty Department, she joins the firm’s Asbestos and Mass Tort, and Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation Practice groups, where she defends environmental, toxic tort and mass tort litigation from inception through trial. Previously, she was a partner with Goldberg Segalla. 

Over the course of her 15-year legal career, Gonzales has secured defense verdicts for product manufacturers, contractors and suppliers in toxic tort cases, including strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty claims. She currently serves as local coordinating counsel for toxic tort litigation for a large privately-held wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, and industrial supplies.

“Toxic tort litigation is on the rise, both nationally and globally, and we’re pleased to welcome someone with Christina’s experience and know-how to the team,” said Matthew S. Schorr, Director of Marshall Dennehey’s Casualty Department. “She has a deep understanding of the complexities involved with handling and bringing these matters to a successful resolution on behalf of clients.”

Gonzales, who is proficient in Spanish, is active in the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and is a member of its Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is additionally on the Board of Directors for The Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia.
Beyond her legal practice, and inspired by her earlier years as a trial attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, Gonzales is a founding board member of The Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, a not-for-profit resource center that provides legal advocacy, consultation/mitigation services, and education and training to combat death penalty and juvenile life-without-parole sentences in Pennsylvania.

She is a graduate of New York University and Widener University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.