Alex B. Norman: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Alex B. Norman

Alex B. Norman is an associate in the Casualty Department of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to the defense of complex product liability cases for small, medium, and large manufacturing companies and their distributors. He also defends automotive aftermarket cases including warranty claims.
Phone(215) 575-3563

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Practice Areas

  • Restaurant / Bar Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Fire Loss
  • Automobile Liability
  • Amusements
  • Sports and Recreation Liability
  • Business & Commercial Law
 
University Temple University, B.A., Political Science/History, 2003
 
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2006
 
Admitted2006, Pennsylvania; 2006, New Jersey; 2008, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships
•American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
•Barristers Association
•Defense Research Institute Member
•New Jersey Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Biography

Alex is an associate in the Casualty Department. He provides legal counsel to product manufacturers and sellers, restaurant owners, security service companies, commercial property owners, commercial property managers, amusement parks, recreational facilities, and insurance companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He handles a wide array of cases involving serious losses including catastrophic injury and death in the areas of premises liability, construction accidents, and construction defects. He also represents select clients in commercial litigation matters.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Perspectives on Diversity: In 2015, Jury Selection Is Not So Black and White, Defense Research Institute's Products Liability Conference, February 2, 2015

Published Works

•Better Think FAST - Defending Negligent Security Claims, co-author, For The Defense, February 2015

•“Will Pennsylvania Replace the Current Standard of Strict Liability for Design Defects With the Negligence Inclusive Analysis of Section 2 of the Third Restatement of Torts?,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014

•Ten Business Development Tips for Millennials, The Legal Intelligencer, January 21, 2014

•Picking Unbiased Jurors Isn't So Black and White, The Legal Intelligencer, Personal Injury Supplement, November 5, 2013

Honors & Awards
•Selected for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Sections Leadership Academy 2014-2015

Year Joined Organization

2007

Publication

Defending Negligent Security Claims
Articles • February 1, 2015
Will Pennsylvania Replace the Current Standard of Strict Liability for Design Defects With the Negligence Inclusive Analysis of Section 2 of the Third Restatement of Torts?
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2014
By Alex B. Norman, Esq.*Key Points:The Tincher jury found both that the incident product was defective and that the manufacturer's conduct in designing the product was not negligent.The jury was allowed to consider the conduct...
Ten Business Development Tips for Millennials
Articles • January 21, 2014
Picking Unbiased Jurors Isnt So Black and White
Articles • November 5, 2013
New York State does not recognize spoliation of evidence as an independent cause of action. Therefore, the plaintiffs separate count for spoliation fails to state a claim for which relief can be granted.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
The plaintiff went for a walk carrying her rifle. She set it down to climb over a tree. When she picked it up, it discharged, causing injuries to her hand and abdomen. In an amended complaint, the plaintiff alleged that the defendants destroyed..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013
Case against Colgate-Palmolive dismissed. Colgate-Palmolive is not responsible for counterfeit products sold in the marketplace that violate their trade name and trademarks.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
The plaintiff unknowingly purchased counterfeit Colgate toothpaste at Dollar Worth and got sick after using it. Colgate's technical associate tested the packaging and product and learned that it was counterfeit. A defendant who seeks summary..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013
Summary judgment granted to defendants because Safer Scalpel is not a reasonable alternative design.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
The plaintiff was working at Albert Einstein Medical Center, setting up the OR for an emergency C-section, when she tried to remove the shield covering the blade of the Becton Dickinson and Co. (BD) plastic, disposable scalpel. When the..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013
Each New York State law claim plaintiffs plead depends on allegations that defendant failed to adequately warn of the risk of SCAR events and to test for and maintain bioequivalence of Dilantin. Plaintiffs failure to warn claims are preempted by federal
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
The defendant pharmaceutical companies make generic Phenytoin Sodium; the brand name of the designer drug is Dilantin. Dilantin and the generic Phenytoin are anti-epileptic drugs used to slow down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. The...
Atlantic County pelvic mesh jury awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages, three days after a $3.35 million compensatory damages award.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
Gynecare Prolift pelvic mesh is a product made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon. It is used to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The plaintiff Gross filed suit in 2008 claiming she underwent 18 surgeries to correct injuries..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013
Product Liability Act allows recovery for emotional harm caused by contaminated food.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
Deputy Sheriff Bylsma ordered a Whopper at a drive thru. He became suspicious after he received his food. He pulled over and found a glob of spit in the burger. He had DNA testing conducted, and it matched one of the employees of the restaurant. His..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Defense verdict in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in a two week products liability trial. Plaintiff claimed that a design defect in a pneumatic tool caused a fastener to penetrate and injure his eye. Plaintiff claimed both compensatory and punitive damages. The jury found that the product was not defective and therefore did not cause the injury; Defense verdict in Eastern District of Pennsylvania in a two week products liability trial. Plaintiff claimed that a design defect in a pneumatic tool caused a fastener to penetrate and injure his hand. Punitive damages were claimed and submitted to the jury. The jury found that the product was not defective and therefore did not cause the injury; Successfully drafted and argued motions for summary judgment in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.; Published Works: Will Pennsylvania Replace the Current Standard of Strict Liability for Design Defects With the Negligence Inclusive Analysis of Section 2 of the Third Restatement of Torts?, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014; Ten Business Development Tips for Millennials, The Legal Intelligencer, January 21, 2014; Picking Unbiased Jurors Isn't So Black and White, The Legal Intelligencer, Personal Injury Supplement, November 5, 2013
 
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Alex B. Norman

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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