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General Defense
800 Westchester Avenue, Suite C-700
Rye Brook, New York 10573Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 914-977-7300
Fax: 914-977-7301
www.marshalldennehey.com
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Established: 2014

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 opened its 20th office, and third in New York State, in July 2014 in Westchester County, NY. Located in Rye Brook, in what is arguably the region's most recognized corporate landmark office building at 800 Westchester Avenue (white-domed, post-modern design originally built as General Foods' worldwide headquarters), the new location complements and expands upon the firm's existing offerings in Manhattan and Melville, Long Island.

Marshall Dennehey's expansion in New York is precipitated by the considerable growth of Westchester and the surrounding community as a regional commercial center over the past few decades. The county serves as a vibrant cross-section of business operations for numerous companies headquartered in Manhattan and across the Northeast corridor.

Led by James Connors, Esq., shareholder and office managing attorney, the Westchester office services clients in the county and throughout the entire New York Tri-State region. Staffed with attorneys in our Casualty, Health Care and Professional Liability Departments, the office's lawyers represent clients in all manner of civil defense litigation including premises, product and general liability; medical and dental malpractice defense; and professional liability matters.
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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
New York, New York
Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10005-1801
Telephone: 212-376-6400
Fax: 212-376-6490
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
James P. Connors, Managing Attorney
Rye Brook, 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
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 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
  • 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
  • "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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Special Counsel
Angela M. Evangelista
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:amevangelista@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Health Care Liability
  • Premises Liability Defense
Admitted
  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1994
Additional Biographical Details:
Adjunct Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson and Montclair State Universities; Classes/Seminars Taught: "New York Practice and Procedure Overview" and "New York Practice and Procedure Discovery Process," Marshall Dennehey CLE Presentation; "Federal Practice and Procedure for Paralegals" and "Juries and Justice," Montclair State Univeristy; "New York Practice and Procedure for Paralegals" and "Tort Law," Fairleigh Dickinson University
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: “Venue in New York Personal Injury Actions CPLR Article 5: Where to Be and How to Get There,” Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 3, September 2016
  • “New York Practice: Responding to the Complaint,” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2015
Education:
  • St. John's University, B.S. (cum laude), 1988
  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 1991
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Gail Kachadurian McCallion
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:gkmccallion@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Architectural, Engineering and Construction Defect Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: "From the Source to the Mouth: What Can You Reasonably Expect to Find in Your Food," Fordham School of Law Environmental Law Journal, Fall 1993
Education:
  • New York University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1976
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Law Review:
Research and Writing Editor, Fordham University Environmental Law Journal
Honors:
Founders Day Award, New York University
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Matthew Rice
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:mfrice@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Trucking and Transportation Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 2004
Additional Biographical Details:
AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Wrap-Up Insurance Policies, Anti-Subrogation and the Practical Applications of These Topics," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, September 13, 2017; "The New York State Labor Law – An Overview and Primer," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, August 2017; "The Practical Applications of the New York State Labor Law," National Insurance Carrier Client Presentation, September 2016
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:
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2000
  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • New York University Stern School of Business, M.B.A., 2011
Honors:
St. Thomas Aquinas Scholar
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Of Counsel
William R. Connor, III
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:wrconnor@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Aviation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Cargo Subrogation
Admitted
  • Florida, 1975
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1990
Additional Biographical Details:
AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; New York Metro Super Lawyer (2011-2018); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Pitfalls and Obstacles to Avoid in Multimodal Movements. Does COGSA or the Carmack Amendment Apply?," Traveler Marine Subrogation Department, July 2011
Memberships:
  • The Florida Bar
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Treasurer, Member of Board of Directors; Past Chairman, Carriage of Goods Committee)
Education:
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1971
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1974
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Resident Shareholders
Daniel S. Corde
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:dscorde@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Mass Tort
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Aviation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Construction Injury Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1987
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1997
Memberships:
  • New York State, Connecticut and New York County Bar Associations
  • Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
Certifications:
  • FAA Certified Pilot
Education:
  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1983
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1986
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Charles T. Gura
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:ctgura@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mass Tort
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Aviation
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1997
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Additional Biographical Details:
Classes/Seminars Taught: "New York Case Law Update," Health Care Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 9, 2016
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Medical Defense Bar Association
Publications:
  • Author: “Lavern’s Law and the Discovery Rule in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Cases in New York State,” Defense Digest, December 2018, Vol. 24, No. 4
Education:
  • State University of New York at Oswego, B.A., 1990
  • New York Law School, J.D., 1997
Law Review:
Articles Editor, New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law
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Harold L. Moroknek
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:hlmoroknek@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith Consulting and Litigation
  • Public Entity and Civil Rights Litigation
Admitted
  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
Additional Biographical Details:
Classes/Seminars Taught: "Liability Concerns From Security Incidents," 2018 BISC - Bus Industry Safety Council - Summer Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 2018; "What To Do When You Get the Call - A Symposium on the Investigation of Abuse Cases for Claims Examiners," Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, October 2016; "Bad Faith in the Empire State," Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2016; "Bus Safety and Post-9/11 Security on Coaches," Bus Industry Safety Counsel, Baltimore, MD, July 2015; "Addressing Fraud in First and Third Party Claims: How to Identify, Investigate and Protect Yourself," New York State Bar Association, Lecturer at the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section; "How to Conduct a ‘Proper’ Examination Under Oath (EUO)," Trainer for the SIU Department of a Nationally Recognized Insurance Company; Trainer for Members of the New York State Police Investigators Association, with Focus on the Issue of "Garrity" Rights, Appropriate Investigations and Insurance Fraud; Trainer and Lecturer for Transportation Professionals Associated with the Bus Industry Safety Counsel, with Focus on the Issue of Discovery in Transportation Litigation
Memberships:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Binghamton University, B.A., 1985
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1988
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Joseph J. Rava
Rye Brook, NY
E-Mail:jjrava@mdwcg.com
Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation
  • Trucking Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Liquor Liability
  • New York Construction and Labor Law
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Construction Injury Litigation
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1990
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Additional Biographical Details:
Classes/Seminars Taught: "Wrap-Up Insurance Policies, Anti-Subrogation and the Practical Applications of These Topics," Marshall Dennehey Client Presentation, September 13, 2017
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:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., History, 1985
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1989
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