- Premises Liability - Defense
- Trucking & Transportation Liability
|University ||Villanova University(B.A. English; B.A.H., Honor Studies, magna cum laude, 2006) Villanova University Honors Program; Villanova University, M.A., Secondary Education, 2007|
|Law School||University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011 University of Pittsbugh Law Review, Topics Editor|
|Admitted||2011, Pennsylvania; 2011, New Jersey; 2011, U.S District Court Western District of Pennsylvania; 2013, U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania|
Amy is an associate in the Casualty Department, where she devotes her practice to the defense of commercial transportation, premises liability, and automobile liability claims in state and federal court. She defends clients on a wide array of matters, including claims involving catastrophic injury and death. Amy has obtained summary judgments on behalf of her clients, successfully defended matters at arbitration, and provided extensive trial assistance for cases in Philadelphia, its surrounding counties, and federal court.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Amy served as a law clerk in Pittsburgh to the Honorable Max Baer, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. During her clerkship, Amy was responsible for drafting judicial opinions and reviewing petitions for allowance of appeal.
Amy attended Villanova University on a merit-based scholarship and earned her undergraduate degree in 2006, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Villanova Honors Program. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2011. During law school, she was Topics Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.
Past Employment Positions
•Law Clerk to Justice Max Baer, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Year Joined Organization
|Reported Cases||Significant Representative Matters: Successfully defended a nationally recognized retail store at arbitration involving a premises liability matter.; Drafted a successful Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings on behalf of a transit authority, which dismissed the wrongful death claim and resulted in the plaintiff withdrawing the entire action.; Successfully argued a discovery motion and secured an order for preclusionary sanctions against three plaintiffs, effectively resulting in the termination of the claim against client.; Drafted successful Preliminary Objections to a joinder complaint, securing the dismissal of an international food and beverage company.; Drafted a successful Petition for Interlocutory Appeal, involving whether parents can recover from a transit authority non-pecuniary damages resulting from the death of a child. This petition eventually led to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court taking the appeal and reversing the lower court in a published opinion in favor of transit authority.; Aggressively handled automobile liability case which led to the plaintiff withdrawing the entire action against international food and beverage company.; Obtained multiple summary judgments and motions to dismiss on behalf of nationally recognized businesses in state and federal court.|
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