Carol A. VanderWoude: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Carol A. VanderWoude

Carol VanderWoude is a shareholder and a research and writing specialist in the Casualty Department of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. Her areas of practice include products liability, premises liability, personal injury defense and toxic tort. The focus of Carol's practice is conducting research and drafting substantive motions and briefs for senior attorneys throughout the firm on a variety of legal issues at various stages of litigation.
Phone(215) 575-2643

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Premises Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
 
University California State University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1997
 
Law SchoolAmerican University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., cum laude, 2001 Legal Methods Deans Fellow, American University Law Review
 
Admitted2002, New Jersey; 2005, Pennsylvania; 2005, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

•Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Biography

Carol dedicates her practice to legal research and writing for the firm's Appellate and Post-Trial Advocacy Practice Group. Her areas of practice include product liability, premises liability, personal injury defense and toxic tort. Carol's practice focuses on conducting research and drafting substantive motions and briefs for senior attorney's throughout the firm on a variety of legal issues at various stages of litigation.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Carol worked as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where she drafted memoranda of law and opinions on legal issues including habeas corpus, civil rights, employment, bankruptcy, securities and tax law.

Carol graduated from California State University, San Marcos, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She subsequently attended American University, Washington College of Law, where she obtained her juris doctor, cum laude, in 2001. While attending law school, she taught legal research and writing and served as a member of the American University Law Review.

Year Joined Organization: 2005

 
Reported CasesPublished Works: Addressing Malfunction Theory for First Time in 20 Years: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Burden of Proof in Product Liability Case Based Upon Malfunction Theory, Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2010
 
ISLN918254113
 
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Office Information

Carol A. VanderWoude

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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