- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Construction Litigation
- Toxic Tort
|University ||Northwestern State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992|
|Law School||Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 1995|
|Admitted||1995, Louisiana; 2007, Pennsylvania; 2012, New Jersey; 1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 1995, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; 1995, U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana; 2010, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2008, U.S. District Court of New Jersey|
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association, 1995
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2008
•Philadelphia Bar Association, 2013
•New Jersey Bar Association, 2012
•Louisiana State Bar Association, 1995
Claire has extensive experience in the defense of complex litigation cases and general casualty cases involving products liability, premises liability, construction (representing contractors, subcontractors, and product manufacturers) and personal injury. Claire has also defended automobile cases, breach of contract cases, real estate appraisal cases and toxic tort cases- benzene, asbestos, and silica.
Currently, Claire represents a major elevator and escalator manufacturer in Pennsylvania, and an automatic door manufacturer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Claire also has experience representing manufacturers of HVAC systems, pesticides and chemical products, commercial appliances and respiratory protective equipment, as well as defending a variety of defendants in general negligence cases.
Upon obtaining her J.D. from Boston University in 1995, Claire worked as a judicial clerk for the Supreme Court of Louisiana until 1996 . Thereafter, Claire was a shareholder at the defense law firm of Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Pfister & Weinstock in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area, where she practiced for 12 years. Claire has been with Marshall Dennehey since 2008 .
Past Employment Positions
•Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Moton, Pfister & Weinstock
•Supreme Court of Louisiana
Year Joined Organization: 2008
The General Standards of OSHA and ANSI Do Not Preempt State Tort Claims Against Product Manufacturers in Pennsylvania
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2010
Pennsylvania - Product Liability, Key Points:Do OSHA and ANSI preempt state law tort claims?Can a plaintiff bring a products liability claim alleging that a product contain safeguards in addition to those required by OSHA and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Elects New Shareholders
December 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA - Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the following 13 attorneys were elected shareholders at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on December 11, 2012 : Christopher Boyle, Esq.; James Lare, Esq.; Thomas Marcoz, Esq.; Brian McNulty, Esq.; Raymond...
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