- Premises Liability - Defense
- Retail Liability
- Product Liability
- Workers' Compensation
|University ||University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Communications, 1999|
|Law School||Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey, J.D., 2005|
|Admitted||2006, Pennsylvania; 2006, New Jersey; 2006, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2006, U.S. District Court of New Jersey|
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
Courtney is an associate in the firm's Casualty Department and litigates cases in both the local state and federal courts. Courtney handles lawsuits involving slip and fall incidents, retail store accidents, assault cases, product liability, dog bite incidents, automobile accidents and workers' compensation cases.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Courtney had the unique experience of working as a judicial tipstaff in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. As a judicial tipstaff, Courtney gained invaluable insight from judges and jurors, which she uses to her advantage when representing her clients at Marshall Dennehey. Courtney is also a certified arbitrator in Philadelphia.
Courtney is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law - Camden and the University of Pennsylvania.
•Pennsylvania Fair Share Act, Ohio Casualty, April 1, 2013
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013-2014
Year Joined Organization: 2008
|Reported Cases||Significant Representative Matters: Obtained a defense verdict in a subrogation matter in which plaintiff, an insurance company, alleged that our client caused his automobile to collide with its insured's vehicle. We joined plaintiff's insured as an additional defendant on the basis that his own negligence caused the accident and sought a monetary award for the damages to our client's vehicle. The judge issued a verdict in our favor and against plaintiff. In addition, the judge ruled that the additional defendant's failure to obey the Pennsylvania Rules of the Road that pertain to passing a vehicle and use of a turn signal caused the accident and awarded our client the amount of damages to his vehicle. Obtained a defense verdict at a Philadelphia Arbitration trip and fall case. The plaintiff claimed that she tripped and fell on a mat in front of the counter at our client's hoagie shop, resulting in injuries to her neck, shoulder and back. The Arbitration panel found in our favor because the plaintiff failed to sustain her burden of proving that the mat was defective and that our client was on notice of any dangerous condition prior to her alleged fall.; Assisted Ralph P. Bocchino, Esquire in obtaining a defense verdict in a binding Arbitration against two plaintiffs who were suing for property damage, loss of rental use and costs and fees attenuated to the underlying matter. One of the properties was completely destroyed and the other property was significantly damaged due to improper excavation. We represented the homeowners, who were having their property raised, excavated and built up with the intention of renting/selling the property. Concepts of contractual indemnification, common law indemnification and Pennsylvania's Perry-Ruzzi Rule were debated and argued. The judge rendered a defense verdict and also directed attorney's fees as part of the award.|
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