Arthur F. Wheeler: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Arthur F. Wheeler

Arthur F. Wheeler is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to the defense of professional and products liability litigation.
Phone(856) 414-6316

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 4.8/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Professional liability defense (attorneys, brokers, agents, etc.)
  • Product Liability - Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
 
University St. Joseph's University, B.A., cum laude, 1990
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., 1993; Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LL.M., Trial Advocacy, 1998
 
Admitted1993, New Jersey; 1993, U.S. District Court of New Jersey; 1995, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

• American Bar Association

• Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

• Camden County Bar Association

• New Jersey Bar Association

 
Biography

Arthur concentrates his practice in the defense of complex professional liability matters with an emphasis on the defense of attorneys in legal malpractice matters as well as architects and engineers, directors and officers. Arthur has also represented a large number of product manufacturers, designers and distributors in products liability actions. Additionally, he has defended numerous restaurants, hotels and businesses in premises liability claims involving allegations of serious and permanent injuries. He has successfully arbitrated approximately 100 cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey and Common Pleas Courts of Pennsylvania.

In 1990, Arthur graduated, cum laude, from St. Joseph's University. Following graduation, he attended Georgetown University Law Center and received his juris doctor in 1993. He worked as a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice while he was a student at Georgetown. In addition Arthur went on to earn his LLM Degree in Trial Advocacy from Temple University in 1998. In 2009, Arthur received an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Published Works

•“Disqualification of Counsel and the Substantially Related Matters Test,” Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 4, December 2010

•Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims Asserted by Non-Clients, Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 4, December, 2007

•You Sold The Land But Did You Keep The Liability, Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 4, December, 2006

Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters; Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a real estate closing attorney in a matter filed in Cape May County, New Jersey, involving the refinance of a marital home in connection with a divorce settlement. The plaintiff's claims of legal malpractice, misrepresentation, and detrimental reliance upon our client's advice and actions were successfully defeated. ; Obtained summary judgment and successfully defended an appeal of the dismissal on behalf of a deputy surrogate of Mercer County, New Jersey. The trial court's decision was upheld, which granted summary judgment in connection with the administration of an estate involving properties worth several million dollars in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. ; Obtained summary judgment for a well-known Camden County plaintiff's law firm which had been sued for legal malpractice by their former client because the underlying personal injury matter had been dismissed by the trial court. Summary judgment was granted since the plaintiff could not prove that the necessary doctor's report, setting forth the analysis to overcome the New Jersey verbal threshold statute, would have been unable to be obtained by the plaintiff in the underlying matter. ; Obtained dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against a large, well-known plaintiff's firm in New Jersey in which the plaintiff was counseled by one of the two original defendant law firms concerning a workers' compensation claim for asbestosis. Subsequently, the first firm referred the matter to the other co-defendant firm for handling. Our client was asked to consult for a potential third party asbestos claim against the asbestos manufacturer. We successfully argued that the claim was referred to our client for review after the statute of limitations and, further, we argued that there was no attorney-client relationship with the plaintiff in the underlying matter, nor was there any duty owed to the referring law firm. ; Obtained summary judgment in a legal malpractice action by successfully arguing that our client's actions in representing the plaintiff in connection with the appeal of his police sergeant's exam in Camden County, New Jersey, were not the proximate cause of the unsuccessful appeal. Although our client did not file an Appellate Brief within the time prescribed by the court, we successfully argued that the underlying sergeant's exam appeal would have been rejected by the Appellate Division even if the filing deadline had been met by the client. ; Obtained dismissal of a dram shop, premises liability case by showing through deposition testimony that our client did not serve the plaintiff while visibly intoxicated. ; Obtained summary judgment in a premises liability claim against a restaurant in southern New Jersey in which the plaintiff claimed to have fallen, sustaining knee injuries and an aggravation of an arthritic condition. The court granted summary judgment in the matter where the plaintiff admitted in depositions that she could not describe the area where she fell. Further, emergency room records showed that the plaintiff, in fact, went to the emergency room on the day before the subject accident.
 
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Arthur F. Wheeler

200 Lake Drive East
Cherry HillNJ 08002




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