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.
With its office located on Cleveland's historic Public Square, overlooking Lake Erie, Marshall Dennehey and the firm's Ohio lawyers represent insurance carriers and other clients throughout the state of Ohio. The Cleveland office handles cases in both state and federal courts in the majority of counties and all major cities in Ohio. Through the taking and defending of depositions, a vigorous motion practice, and trying cases to verdict, our lawyers take seriously the interests of clients and customers in the practical and efficient resolution of claims within budget and pursuant to agreed-upon plans.
Our trial practice has produced numerous defense verdicts and verdicts below the last offer before trial. Our retail liability and premises liability practices have produced numerous summary judgment victories, many of which have been upheld by the various courts of appeal. Our lawyers also take advantage of strategically planned and appropriately selected cases to mediate and settle without incurring unnecessary cost and expense to our clients.
Cleveland serves as the base for our Ohio practice - a city with historic neighborhoods, world-class medical centers, an emerging technology sector, and premier colleges and universities. Cleveland provides a comfortable home for our statewide practice.
The attorneys are committed to providing quality and efficient legal work. The Cleveland office looks forward to serving existing clients of the firm, as well as new clients.
Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Star (2011-2012); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Hot Topics: Regulatory and Related Changes in Healthcare," PLUS Medical PL Symposium, Chicago, IL, March 14, 2017; "Impact of Affordable Care Act on Future Damages," Health Care Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 9, 2016; "Application of ACA to Reduce Future Damages," Medical Liability Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, CT, September 14, 2016; "The Affordable Care Act: Changing the Health Care System and Medical Malpractice," Health Care and Health Law Seminar, Marshall Dennehey, November 5, 2015; "Review of Claims and Other Legal Actions Involving Unprofessional Behavior by Physicians and Staff," Risk Management/Patient Safety Seminars for 2012, Lexington Insurance Company/Chartis, 2012
Litigation Management Institute, Graduate 2015; Instructor, CLM Claims College, School of Transportation, 2016-2018; Panelist on a Team: that discussed novel approaches towards cost containment for cases in litigation, handling requests for proposals, litigation budgets and various attorney fee structures and requested rate increases with law firms, Magna Legal Services March Madness CLE, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, March 21, 2019; that presented "Using Your Expert to Educate You," at the Magna Legal Services Battle of the Experts CLE Seminar, W Hotel South Beach, Miami, FL, May 3, 2018; that presented "Crisis Response: A discussion of how to respond when a major crisis impacts your company," at the Magna Legal Services Mock Crisis/Crisis Management CLE Seminar, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Naples, FL, May 12, 2017; that presented "The Dreaded Call: From Initial Loss Through Early Assessment" an interactive discussion about best practices for the early stages of a new loss and panelist on a team that presented "Resolution of the Truck Accident Claim" an interactive discussion on resolution strategies at The Atlanta Trucking Conference, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA, October 27, 2016; that discussed various liability issues that impact an operator's exposure and operating costs at the South Central, Alabama and Georgia Motorcoach Operators Association Regional Meeting, Shreveport, LA Convention Center, August 19, 2014; Classes/Seminars Taught: "Electronic Logging Devices and Digital Tracking in the Transportation Industry," presented at the Primerus Defense Institute Transportation Seminar, The Westin Hotel, Austin, TX, February 22, 2019; "Navigating the Path to Optimal Mediation Outcomes: An Industry Perspective," presented at the Alternative Dispute Resolution in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation CLE Program for the New York State Bar Association, Melville Marriott Hotel, Long Island, NY, October 3, 2018 and AMA New York Executive Conference Center, NYC, NY, October 4, 2018; "Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigations and Discovery Relative to Liability," and "Commercial Vehicle Investigation and Discovery Relative to Damages," presented at the CLM Claim College School of Transportation, Level I Training, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD, September 6, 2018; "Litigating in the 21st Century: Advancement in Technology-The Evolution of the Vehicles We Operate and Advancements in How Accidents Are Investigated," presented at the Primerus Defense Institute Education Program, 2018 Annual Convocation, The Fairmont Princess Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ, April 26, 2018; "Dash Cams and Telematics: Reducing Risk or Enhancing Exposure?," presented at the Primerus Defense Institute Transportation Seminar, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, February 23, 2018; "Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigations and Discovery Relative to Liability," and "Commercial Vehicle Investigation and Discovery Relative to Damages," presented at the CLM Claim College School of Transportation, Level I Training, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD, September 7, 2017; "Preparing a Commercial Driver for Deposition," presented at the Primerus Defense Institute Transportation Seminar, Omni La Mansion del Rio, San Antonio, TX, February 17, 2017; "Commercial Vehicle Accident Investigations and Discovery Relative to Liability," and "Commercial Vehicle Investigation and Discovery Relative to Damages," presented at the CLM Claim College School of Transportation, Level I Training, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD, September 8, 2016; "Preservation Letters Gone Wild! Handling Ridiculous Pre-Suit Preservation Requests," presented at the Claims Litigation Management Alliance Transportation Seminar, Aloft Hotel, Boston, MA, July 14, 2016; "How to Defend and Defeat the Light Impact Case," presented at the Primerus Defense Institute Transportation Seminar, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, March 4, 2016; "Litigation 101," presented at the Claim Litigation Management Alliance Northeast Ohio Educational Event, Hahn, Loeser and Parks, LLP, Cleveland, OH; "Tips on How To Favorably Impact the Outcome of a Claim," presented at the Spring Safety Workshop, Safety, Claims and Litigation Services, LLC, Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta, GA, April 28, 2015; "What to Expect When a Claim is Filed," presented at Gardner Trucking, Inc., Safety and Management Meeting, Ontario, CA, January 14, 2014; "Company Policies and Procedures and the Impact on Claims," presented at the United Motorcoach Association Annual Safety Seminar, NTSB Training Center, Ashburn, VA, December 3, 2013; "The Ten Commandments of Working with Expert Witnesses for Risk Managers, Claims Adjusters and Lawyers," presented at the Claim Litigation Management Alliance Seminar, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, June 13, 2013
Selected for Seminar in Constitutional Law Advocacy, 1983
Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Insurance Law (2009-Present); AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®; Ohio Super Lawyers (2010-2020); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Insurer, Adjuster and Agent and Broker Liability: A - Z," National Business Institute (Presenter), August 26, 2016; "Ten Commandments of Working with Expert Witnesses," CLM Transportation Conference (Panelist), June 13, 2013; "Anatomy of a Complex CGL Claim, Additional Insureds - Ohio Anti-Indemnity Statute," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2, 2012; "Insurance Law from Basic to Advanced - Claims Handling Process," Akron Bar Association October 30, 2012; "What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know, National Business Institute (Moderator), November 4, 2011; "Ohio Tort and Insurance Case Law Update," Akron Claims Association, April 14, 2010; Co-Author and Presenter: "Insurance Law in Ohio," Lorman Educational Services, March 21, 2003; "Insurance Law in Ohio: Third Party Coverage in Ohio," National Business Institute, March 14, 1996
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010
Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2010-2015); Classes/Seminars Taught: "Risk Agreements and Other Legal Hot Potatoes," Ohio Assisted Living Association Spring Conference, 2014; "Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know," Accredited Ohio CLE, 2012; "Electronically Stored Information in Discovery: The Best or Worst Witness in Your Case May Be Sitting on Your Desk," and "Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case," Accredited Ohio CLE, 2010
Hunt v. City of East Cleveland, 2014 FED App. 0293N (6th Cir. 2014); Freudeman v. The Landing of Canton, 702 F.3d 318 (6th Cir. 2012); Dowling v. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 593 F.3d 472 (6th Cir. 2010)