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Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10005-1801Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 212-376-6400
Fax: 212-376-6490
www.marshalldennehey.com
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Established: 2010

Practice Areas
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
  • Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Aviation and Complex Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Birth & Catastrophic Injury Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
  • General Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Hospitality and Liquor Liability
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Litigation
  • Long-Term Care Liability
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Medicare Set-Aside
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
  • Real Estate E&O Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • School Leaders' Liability
  • Securities and Investments Professional Liability
  • Social Services & Human Services Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Workers' Compensation
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About Us
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is a leading civil defense litigation law firm that represents and advises insurers, self-insured entities, and professionals in a wide range of professional liability, casualty, health law, employment, and workers' compensation matters. With more than 470 attorneys in some 30 distinct practice groups, located in 20 offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York, Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to assist their clients in both avoiding damaging litigation as well as providing them with a vigorous defense in the event of claims and suits made against them.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin's New York City office is located in Manhattan's Financial District. The office is close to the City's Supreme and Civil Courts. New York City is the nation's largest metropolitan area and a world leader in business as well as the arts.

The home of many renowned business institutions such as The New York Stock Exchange, the City also boasts the presence of some of the world's finest museums, theaters, universities, sport venues, hotels and restaurants.

The office is staffed with long-time New Yorkers who have worked in the legal profession in the City for many years. Our attorneys are regularly involved in various types of cargo defense, cargo subrogation, maritime-related personal injury litigation, including Jones Act and Long Shore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act cases, marine casualties, such as collisions and oil spills as well as charter party disputes and insurance coverage. These attorneys also handle transactional maritime matters including ship financing and represent a range of clients from insurance companies to vessel owners and individuals on both a large and small scale.

These attorneys also represent many major underwriters in the United States and foreign markets, as well as a variety of publicly traded and privately held corporations. They have extensive trial and appellate experience in the federal and state courts throughout the United States and internationally, as well as in arbitration and mediation matters. Often they are called upon by our clients to appear in complex multi-state litigation and conduct investigations and supervise local counsel in foreign fora.

Like all of the firm's offices, the attorneys of this office are dedicated to providing our clients with the most capable and cost-efficient representation possible.
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Additional Locations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Telephone: 215-575-2600
Fax: 215-575-0856
Toll Free: 800-220-3308
E-Mail: marshalldennehey@mdwcg.com
Westport, Connecticut
191 Post Road West
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Telephone: 203-221-2785
Fax: 203-221-2665
Wilmington, Delaware
Nemours Building
1007 North Orange Street, Suite 600
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Telephone: 302-552-4300
Fax: 302-552-4340
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
100 Northeast 3rd Avenue, Suite 1100
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 954-847-4920
Fax: 954-627-6640
Jacksonville, Florida
200 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: 904-358-4200
Fax: 904-355-0019
Orlando, Florida
Landmark Center One
315 East Robinson Street, Suite 550
Orlando, Florida 32801-1948
Telephone: 407-420-4380
Fax: 407-839-3008
Tampa, Florida
201 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1100
Tampa, Florida 33602
Telephone: 813-898-1800
Fax: 813-221-5026
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429 (08054)
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Telephone: 856-414-6000
Fax: 856-414-6077
Roseland, New Jersey
425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 302
Roseland, New Jersey 07068
Telephone: 973-618-4100
Fax: 973-618-0685
Melville, New York
105 Maxess Road, Suite 303
Melville, New York 11747
Telephone: 631-232-6130
Fax: 631-232-6184
Westchester, New York
800 Westchester Avenue, Suite C-700
Rye Brook, New York 10573
Telephone: 914-977-7300
Fax: 914-977-7301
Cincinnati, Ohio
312 Elm Street, Suite 1850
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone: 513-372-6800
Fax: 513-372-6801
Cleveland, Ohio
127 Public Square, Suite 3510
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1291
Telephone: 216-912-3800
Fax: 216-344-9006
Allentown, Pennsylvania
4905 West Tilghman Street, Suite 300
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Telephone: 484-895-2300
Fax: 484-895-2303
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
10 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-4318
Telephone: 267-880-2020
Fax: 215-348-5439
Erie, Pennsylvania
717 State Street, Suite 701
Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
Telephone: 814-480-7800
Fax: 814-455-3603
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
Telephone: 717-651-3500
Fax: 717-651-9630
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
620 Freedom Business Center, Suite 300
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
Telephone: 610-354-8250
Fax: 610-354-8299
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Union Trust Building
501 Grant Street, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Telephone: 412-803-1140
Fax: 412-803-1188
Scranton, Pennsylvania
50 Glenmaura National Boulevard
Moosic, Pennsylvania 18507
Telephone: 570-496-4600
Fax: 570-496-0567
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Personnel Information
Managing Shareholder
Jeffrey J. Imeri, Managing Attorney
New York, NY
E-Mail:jjimeri@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Liability Defense
  • Marine Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Errors and Omissions Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2006
Additional Biographical Details:
New York Metro Super Lawyer, 2018; Classes/Seminars Taught: Numerous training seminars for insurance company claim professionals nationwide with respect to proper claim handling, discovery, litigation and the avoidance of bad faith claims
Education:
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1982
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, M.S., 1985
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1989
Born:1960
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Special Counsel
Scott A. Ginsberg
New York, NY
E-Mail:saginsberg@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Disputes
  • Fraud/Special Investigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2003
  • New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Additional Biographical Details:
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (Member, Career Services Alumni Committee)
Publications:
  • Author: "New York Addresses Excessive Out-of-State No-fault Billing with Amendment to Regulations," Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.S./B.A., 2000
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., 2003
Law Review:
Editor, Family Court Review
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Richard C. Imbrogno
New York, NY
E-Mail:rcimbrogno@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Post-Trial Practice
  • General Insruance Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law, Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections)
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1976
  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1979
Honors:
Omicron Delta Kappa, Pennsylvania State University
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Nadira K. Kirkland
New York, NY
E-Mail:nkkirkland@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Health Care
  • Asbestos
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • New York, 2003
  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2013
Memberships:
  • New York State and New York County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Data Breach Risk Management: Keeping Up With Evolving Cyber Liability Insurance," New York Law Journal, October 15, 2018
  • "Court's Scrutiny of Biomechanical Expert Testimony," Defense Digest, December 2007
  • New Jersey Medical Malpractice Law Alert, 2003-2006
Certifications:
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals
Education:
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1997
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2002
Honors:
Notre Dame Law School Regional Finalist, International Moot Court Jessup Competition (2000-2001)
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Tonya M. Lindsey
New York, NY
E-Mail:tmlindsey@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1997
Education:
  • Yale University, B.A., 1992
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1995
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Matthew B. Stein
New York, NY
E-Mail:mbstein@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Property Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1989
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1998
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Of Counsel
Edward C. Radzik
New York, NY
E-Mail:ecradzik@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cargo Subrogation
  • Marine Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Maritime Casualty Litigation
  • Property Damage Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
Carriage of Goods Committee Working Group; Associate Editor, "Cargo Newsletter," Carriage of Goods Committee Maritime Lawyers Association which is Published Two Times Each Year, Minutes of the Association (1999-Present); Adjunct Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, Business Law (2007); AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty & Maritime Law (2008-Present); Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyer's Guide, Transportation, Shipping Litigation (2010-Present); New York Metro Super Lawyer (2007-2012, 2015-2018); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Successfully Navigating U.S. Admiralty Law - Recovery of Attorneys Fees in U.S. Maritime Cases: The demise of the Wilburn Boat Doctrine, Client Seminar, London, England, September 2015; "Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in Maritime Matters, A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast, January 2015; "Maritime Time and Demise Charters," New York County Lawyers Bar Association, December 2010; "Marine Salvage v. Towage," Sewanhaka Power Squadron, New Hyde Park, NY, 2006; "Pitfalls of Claims Against Railroads and Others," Recovery Forum, Inc., New York City, 2004
Memberships:
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellows
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Publications:
  • Author: "Shipper's Responsibility to Vessel and Other Cargo," Submitted to International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators, 2001
Certifications:
  • Second Assistant Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Third Assistant Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard
Education:
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy, B.S., 1974
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., 1979
Military:
Engineering Officer, U.S. Merchant Marines (1974-1977)
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Senior Counsel
James P. Connors, Managing Attorney, Westchester, NY Office
New York, NY
E-Mail:jpconnors@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Health Care Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1978
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
Additional Biographical Details:
AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New York Metro Super Lawyer (2006, 2010-2018); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Hyatt Security Seminar," New York, 1994, 1992; "Defending Catastrophic Injury Cases," CIGNA Senior Attorney Training Program, January 1992; "Malpractice in Ophthalmology," American Academy of Ophthalmology, Co-Presented with Vivien Boniuk, M.D., J.D, Annual Conference, New Orleans, November 1986; Dallas, October 1987; Las Vegas, October 1988; New Orleans, October 1989 and Atlanta, October 1990; "The New York State Medical Malpractice Reform Act of 1985," Association of Hospital Risk Managers, presented at Mount Sinai Hospital, November 1985; "Hospital Liability Seminar," New York Law Journal, July 1985; "Medical Malpractice: Its Avoidance Through Foresight," Bellevue Hospital, September 1984; "Workshop in Medical Malpractice, Law & Medicine," New York University School of Law, Graduate Division, and New York University School of Medicine, August 1982
Memberships:
  • American (Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections) and New York State (Aviation Law Committee (1987-Present); Insurance, Negligence and Compensation and Trial Lawyers Sections) Bar Associations
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Defense Association of New York
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Publications:
  • Author: "Assumption of Risk: New Thinking on Old Concept," New York Law Journal, P. 1, August 15, 1997
  • "Workers' Compensation Reform Legislation," New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 69, No. 1, January 1997
  • "Medical Malpractice Ramifications of President Clinton's Health Security Act," ABA, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Trial Techniques Committee, P. 4, Spring 1994
  • "Medical Malpractice Effects of Clinton's HSA," New York Law Journal, P. 1, February 25, 1994
  • "Assault on an Effective Way to Expose Fraud," New York Law Journal, P. 1, December 1, 1993
  • "Department Dispute: Let's Go to the Video Tape," New York State Bar Journal, P. 42, July/August 1992
  • "Edmonson v. Leesville Concrete Co.: Effect on the Civil Jury Selection Process," New York Law Journal, P. 1, August 9, 1991
  • "Marte v. W.O. Hickok: Should We Fear Flying Horses? - Discoverability of Video Tapes," New York Law Journal, August 7, 1990, P. 1, Col. 1, republished INCL Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, P. 44, December 1990
  • "Impact of Mandatory Periodic Payment of Judgments," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 1, August 16, 1988
  • "Pandora's Box Opened in Expansion of Recovery for Emotional Distress," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 1, August 4, 1987
  • "An Analysis of New York's Medical Malpractice Reform," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 1, August 15, 1986
  • "New York's Controversial Medical Malpractice Bill," New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2, February 1986
  • "Medical - Legal Forum, Medical Malpractice Reform Laws," Manhattan Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 1, November 1985
  • "Analysis of Comprehensive Medical Malpractice Reform Law," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 3, August 13, 1985
  • "Hospital Liability," Medical Trial Technique Quarterly, P. 393, Spring 1984
  • "The Bad Faith Action - Insurers' Nettlesome Problem," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 1, September 20, 1983
  • "Hospital Liability, Treatment of the Institution, Past Present and Future," The Nassau Lawyer, Vol. 29, 1981
  • "Should Physicians Have the Right to Approve Insurance Settlements for Alleged Malpractice/Point-Counterpoint?" Law, Medicine, and Health Care, October 1981
  • "The Expanding Parameters of Hospital Liability," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 1, April 21, 1981
  • "Opinion Evidence: It's Time to Change Rule on Admissibility," New York Law Journal, P. 1, Col. 1, January 13, 1981
Certifications:
  • FAA Licensed Pilot
Education:
  • Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1974
  • New York Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1977
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1985
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Daniel G. McDermott, Chair, Maritime Litigation Practice Group
New York, NY
E-Mail:dgmcdermott@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Marine Construction Litigation
  • Marine Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Ship Financing
Admitted
  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:
AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty & Maritime Law (2009-Present); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Transportation/Admiralty (2007-Present); New York Metro Super Lawyer (2008-2018); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Schoenbaum Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act - Chapter 5," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, March 2018; "Effectively Managing Maritime Litigation Issues," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, February 2018; "Battle Between State and Federal Law in Admiralty & Maritime Cases – And Impact on Marine Insurance," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, February 2018; "Maritime Construction Accidents: To Longshore or To Labor Law - THAT is the Question," Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, New York, NY, February 2018; "New Rules and Regulations With a Marine Insurance Impact," Marine Insurance Day, Baruch College, New York City, NY, October, 2016; "Successfully Navigating U.S. Admiralty Law - Bad Faith Claims and Punitive Damages Under U.S. Maritime Law," Client Seminar, London, England, September 2015; "Incoterms," Zurich Insurance Marine Division, April 2015; "Impact of Long Shore and New York Labor Law, the Jones Act and McBride Decision on Punitive Damages Under Maritime Law," Navigators Insurance Marine Department, April 2015; "Uniformity of Maritime Law in a Global Context," Maritime Law Association (MLA) and Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Maritimo, October 2013; "Pitfalls and Obstacles to Avoid in Multimodal Movements. Does COGSA or the Carmack Amendment Apply?," Traveler Marine Subrogation Department, July 2011; "Does the Longshore Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act Preempt New York State Labor Law in Marine Construction Accidents?," Marine Claims and Recovery Forum, March 2011; "Strategic Planning Conference," American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU), June 2010; "AIMU/MICA, Global Networking Conference," Keynote Speaker and Panelist, Atlantic City, NJ, 2009; "Punitive Damages in Maritime Law," Maritime Law Association of the United States, 2008; "Uniformity of Maritime Law, New York City; Uniformity of Maritime Law," Maritime Law Association of the United States, Ft. Meyers, FL, 2007; "Rule B Attachments - Electronic Funds Transfer," Marine Claims Managers, New York City, 2006; "Vessel & Seaman Status," Maritime Law Association of the United States, New York City
Memberships:
  • American and New York State Bar Associations
  • Irish American Bar Association of New York
  • Marine Insurance Claims Association (Board of Directors)
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellows
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Publications:
  • Author: "Hanks' Latest Film is One Firm's History: James Donovan, the Subject of a Spielberg Movie, Served as an Inspiration to a New York Lawyer," The National Law Journal, October 19, 2015
  • "Does the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Preempt New York State Labor Law in Maritime Construction Accident Cases?" DEFENDANT, (Journal of the Defense Association of New York) Winter 2015
  • "Federal Maritime Law Preempts State Law Remedies for Incident Occurring On a Vessel On Navigable Water," Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2010
  • Co-Author: "Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioner in the case of Magnolia Industrial Fabricators v. Devon Louisiana Corp. on appeal to the Supreme Court from the Fifth Circuit"
Education:
  • Le Moyne College, B.A., 1971
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1975
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Charles E. O'Bryan
New York, NY
E-Mail:ceobryan@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Public Entities
  • Civil Rights
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental Law
  • Health
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
  • Amusements, Sports and Entertainment
  • Property Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1984
Additional Biographical Details:
Judicial Screening Committee for Judicial District (Chairman, New York County); Classes/Seminars Taught: "How To Become A Judge," Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Panel Member
Memberships:
  • New York State and Metropolitan Black Bar Associations
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Columbia University, B.A. (cum laude), 1974
  • Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1977
Language:
  • French
  • Creole
  • Spanish
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Thomas G. Vaughan
New York, NY
E-Mail:tgvaughan@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1974
  • Puerto Rico, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Education:
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1969
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1973
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Resident Shareholders
Adam C. Calvert
New York, NY
E-Mail:accalvert@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Retail Liability
  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Amusements, Sports and Recreation Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation Litigation
  • Property Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2010
Additional Biographical Details:
New York Metro Super Lawyer Rising Star (2015-2018)
Publications:
  • Regular Contributor: Case Law Alerts, 2017-Present
  • Author: "Federal Court Notice Standard in Premises Cases," The New York Law Journal, March 2, 2015
Education:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. English, 2004
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Fraternity Information:
Phi Kappa Tau
Law Review:
International Law Journal
Honors:
Moot Court Board - Spong Competition Team
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Steven M. Christman
New York, NY
E-Mail:smchristman@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Retail Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • General Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Construction Injury
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Memberships:
  • New York State and New York County Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Federal Court Notice Standard in Premises Cases," The New York Law Journal, March 2, 2015
  • "Guidelines on Dealing With Suspected Shoplifters," New York Law Journal, May 19, 2014
Education:
  • Providence College, B.A., History (cum laude), 1994
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 1997
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Nicholas P. Chrysanthem
New York, NY
E-Mail:npchrysanthem@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Professional Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:
New York Trial Notebook Editorial Advisory Board (2005); Lecturer: "Legal Malpractice: How to Avoid it, What to do If You Can't;" Legal Malpractice and Ethics, Brooklyn Law School, Solo Practice Seminar; Moderator: "ESI For Dummies, What Every Legal Team Should Know, The Lawyers Guide to ESI Forensics 101," New York State Bar Association
Memberships:
  • American (Trial Evidence Committee; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections) and New York State (Law Practice Management Committee, 2013-Present) Bar Associations
  • Defense Research Institute (Employment and Labor Law, Professional Liability and Commercial Litigation Sections)
Education:
  • Iona College, B.A., 1982
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Honors:
American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, Fordham University School of Law
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Jay A. Hamad
New York, NY
E-Mail:jahamad@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Litigation
  • Marine Construction Litigation
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Additional Biographical Details:
Classe/Seminars Taught: "Maritime Construction Accidents – To Longshore or To Labor Law THAT is the Question," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, February 2018; "Battle Between State and Federal Law in Admiralty & Maritime Cases – And Impact on Marine Insurance," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, February 2018; "Effectively Managing Maritime Litigation Issues," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, February 2018; "Wrap-Up Insurance Policies, Anti-Subrogation and the Practical Applications of These Topics," Marshall Dennehey client presentation, September 13, 2017; "Effectively Managing Maritime Litigation," Client Seminar, New York, NY, August 2017; "Commercial Defense Practice in New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania," Nationwide Insurance Company, December 5, 2014; "MRSA and Hospital Infections - Plaintiff and Defense Perspectives, and Epidemiological Overview," Mealey's Litigation Conferences, March 2009
Memberships:
  • New Jersey State and New York County Bar Associations
  • American Inns of Court (2008)
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • New York University, B.A., History (cum laude, with honors), 2002
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Language:
  • Arabic
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R. David Lane, Jr.
New York, NY
E-Mail:rdlane@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • General Civil Litigation Defense
Admitted
  • Florida, 2008
  • New York, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2016
Additional Biographical Details:
Certificate in International and Comparative Law (2007)
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association (IP Section)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US)
Publications:
  • Author: "Are Hackers Secretly Stealing Your Practice?" The Legal Intelligencer, Cybersecurity Supplement (page 8), June 23, 2015
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2004
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2007
Honors:
University of Florida International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team; Competed, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Language:
  • French
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Peter S. Read
New York, NY
E-Mail:psread@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Negligent Security
  • Construction
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
Publications:
  • Author: "The Laborious Task of Litigating NY State Labor Law Claims: A Pre-Trial Defense Perspective," New York Law Journal, Litigation Supplement, November 13, 2017
Education:
  • Loyola College, B.A., 1990
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1993
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Mark D. Wellman
New York, NY
E-Mail:mdwellman@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Accidents
  • Aviation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services Litigation & Compliance
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2002
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2003
Additional Biographical Details:
Kings County Small Claims Court (Approved Arbitrator); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Risk Transfer, Contractual Indemnification In Labor Law Section 240(1) Cases," Gallagher Bassett Services, Irvine, CA, July 2013
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Education:
  • The George Washington University, B.S. (cum laude), 1998
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Law Review:
Editor, Pace International Law Review, 2000-2001
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