Since joining Marshall Dennehey, Chris has gained substantial trial experience in a number of areas of practice including motor vehicle, premises liability, construction defect and pharmacy liability. He has also handled a number of underinsured motorist arbitrations and has extensive experience with mediation and arbitration. Chris has also counseled and represented clients in matters related to insurance coverage and professional liability. He has represented several large and small automobile insurance carriers and their insureds, numerous hotels, conference centers, and hotel chains as well as grocery store chains, retail stores, pharmacies, and industrial facilities.
During his career, Chris has had significant experience handling several hundred motor vehicle matters involving third-party liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, and insurance coverage issues along with several hundred premises liability cases. He has tried jury trials to verdict in 15 different counties in state from South Central Pennsylvania to the Northern tier as well as in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has also been appointed by the President Judge of Dauphin County to serve on an arbitration panel for a two year term in 2013-2014 and served as the panel Chairman for a one week session.
Chris is a graduate of Albright College in Reading and the Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg. Chris started practice in Williamsport, working with a small litigation firm. He joined the Williamsport office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in 1997 as an associate and he was elected a shareholder in 2002. In 2004, Chris returned to his hometown of Harrisburg to work in our Harrisburg office.
•Fundamentals of Personal Injury, June 2014
•Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act - PAMIC Claims Summit, March, 2012
•Basics of Auto Law - Defense Perspective, September 2012
•Handling the Auto Injury Claim: Settle the Case Without Going to Court, National Business Institute, August 2008
•Releases and Settlements - Tactics, Tips and Techniques, 2007 PAMIC Summit
•Tort Claims Act, Pennsylvania Association of Township Supervisors
•Two Scoops: Superior Court Allows UM/UIM Claimants to Double Dip Workers' Compensation Benefits, Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 3, September, 2005
•Superior Court Holds New Trial is Warranted Whenever Jury Seeks Own Expert Opinion, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 3, September, 2003
Year Joined Organization: 1997