Arthur W. Lefco: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Arthur W. Lefco

Arthur W. ("Terry") Lefco is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin and has developed a reputation as one of the Philadelphia area's most experienced and accomplished trial lawyers in professional liability, coverage, and commercial litigation cases.
Senior Counsel
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone(215) 575-2588

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

Client Rating

Featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews
 

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Civil Rights
  • Insurance Coverage
  • D & O Litigation
 
University Michigan State University, B.S., 1968
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1971
 
Admitted1971, Pennsylvania; 1971, New Jersey; 1972, U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1984, U.S. Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

•American Law Institute, Elected Member

•Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

•Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Judge Pro Tempore, 1994 to present

•Insurance Programs Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1983 - Present

•Past Chair; Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee, Vice Chair 2010

•Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board

•Member, Hearing Committee, 1998 - 2001

•Chair, Hearing Committee, 2001 - 2004

•University of Pennsylvania Law School Alumni Society, 1995 - Present. Past President

 
Biography

Arthur (Terry) W. Lefco has developed a reputation as one of the Philadelphia areas' most experienced and accomplished trial lawyers in professional liability, coverage and commercial litigation cases. His fellow lawyers and their insurers routinely seek out his advice, counsel and representation.

Terry's service to the bar and the public in law-related fields, such as the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, the American Law Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, has been extensive. He has written and lectured often in the areas of lawyers' professional liability and professional responsibilities.

Terry has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2005 - 2013 and named Best Lawyers in America 2007 - present in the areas of Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants and Commercial Litigation. He holds an AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Significant Representative Matters

Atkinson v. Haug, 424 Pa. Super. 406, 622 A.2d 983 (Pa. Super. 1993) (Redefined implied attorney client relationship under PA Law.

Home Ins. Co. v. Powell, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6863 (E.D. Pa. 1996). Malpractice insurance coverage based on subjective / objective analysis of lawyer's knowledge.

Oliver v. Sid Bernstein, Ltd., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3276 (E.D. Pa. 1997). Jury verdict in favor of lawyer on fraud claim relating to escrow account.

Int'l Land Acquisitions, Inc. v. Fausto, 39 Fed. Appx. 751, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 13256 (3d Circuit Court of Appeals 2002). Plaintiff's expert testimony in legal malpractice case defective where no opinion on causation.

UA Theatre Circuit, Inc. v. Twp. of Warrington, 316 F.3d 392, 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 515 (3d Cir. Pa. 2003). Established requirement in 3rd Circuit that denial of substantive due process requires conduct which shocks the conscience.

Nixon v. Fax.com, 196 F. Supp. 2d 920 (Ed MO 2002).Declared Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1992 unconstitutional in defense of First Amendment.

Capital Care v. Hunt, 847 A.2d 75 (PA Super. 2004).Restated standard for scope of attorney duty to client.

Published Works

•Insurance Claim Information May Be Discoverable, ABA Journal, July, 2000

•Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2000

•Successful Termination in Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 2000-2546 B

•Common Causes of Legal Malpractice and How to Avoid Them, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1999-2339

Classes/Seminars Taught

Malpractice Avoidance Seminars - Delaware County Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Bucks County Bar Association, 2008 - 2010

•Numerous Malpractice Avoidance Seminars - Pennsylvania Law Firms, 1990 - 2010

Malpractice Avoidance Seminar, Conference of County Bar Leaders, State College, Pennsylvania, March 4, 2005

Avoiding Malpractice Liability, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Reading, Pennsylvania, April 19, 2005

Special Problems of Lawyer Experts, Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, Annual Retreat, April 11-13, 2003

Hot Topics in Business Litigation, Professional Education Systems, Inc., November 19, 2002

Legal Ethics in Pennsylvania, Lorman Education Services, September 18, 2002

Avoiding and Dealing With Tax Malpractice Cases, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, November 28, 2001

Past Employment Positions

•Cozen O'Connor, Senior Member, 1998 - 2002

•Sherr, Joffe & Zuckerman P.C., Shareholder, 1994 - 1998

•Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson, Associate to Partner, 1975 - 1994

•Philadelphia Housing Authority, General Counsel, 1973 - 1975

Honors & Awards

•AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

•Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, 2007-Present

•University of Pennsylvania Law School, Alumni Award of Merit

•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-2014

•Philadelphia Best Lawyers, (2007 - Present)

Year Joined Organization: 2002

 
ISLN905546221
 


View Ratings & Reviews
Profile Visibility
#1,823 in weekly profile views out of 15,566 lawyers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
#149,597 in weekly profile views out of 1,515,714 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

Arthur W. Lefco

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




Loading...
 

Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

Quickly and easily expand your professional
network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
Join Now