Dana A. Gittleman: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Dana A. Gittleman

Dana is a member of the Professional Liability Departmetn where her practice focuses on miscellaneous professional liability matters as well as insurance coverage and bad faith claims. As a member of the coverage and bad faith practice group, Dana defends insurance clients in claims made and suits brought against them and also provides coverage analysis.
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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith
 
University Emory University, B.A., 2008
 
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., 2012 Dean's Merit Scholarship Recipient
 
Admitted2012, Pennsylvania; 2013, New Jersey
 
Biography

Dana is a member of the Professional Liability Department where her practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith claims. As a member of the coverage and bad faith practice group, Dana defends insurance clients in claims made and suits brought against them and also provides coverage analysis.

In May of 2012, Dana received her juris doctor from the Villanova University School of Law, where she had the distinction of being a Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient. While at Villanova, Dana served as a managing editor for student work for the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal and also assisted the Office of Communications in generating content for the law school website and alumni newsletters. Dana also served as an in-house intern in the tax department of a local corporation and as a legal services coordinator for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Dana earned her B.A. from Emory University graduating in December 2008 . After receiving her undergraduate degree, and before entering law school, Dana worked as an entertainment publicist in Philadelphia. Following graduation from law school, Dana worked at a Philadelphia insurance defense firm, where she focused on dental malpractice, medical malpractice, and premises liability matters

Year Joined Organization: 2013

Publications
Cause or source of water damage deemed irrelevant under water damage exclusion.
Law Alerts • January 2, 2014
The insurer refused to pay for damages to the insured's in-ground swimming pool, alleging that the damage was due to wear and tear to an underground pipe “which [exerted] pressure on [the] swimming pool.” The court found that...
Where UM/UIM claim is severed from bad faith claim, discovery should remain separate.
Law Alerts • January 2, 2014
The plaintiff's claims for UIM benefits and bad faith were severed, and the latter held in abeyance, but the motion judge compelled contemporaneous discovery and rejected the insurer's claim that this discovery would be prejudicial. This...
Regular use exclusion inapplicable to preclude coverage where doing so would frustrate public policy.
Law Alerts • January 2, 2014
The insured was in the rear of an ambulance, owned by her employer, at the time of an automobile accident. The ambulance was insured under a Maryland policy that provided $2,500 in personal injury protection coverage, which was less than the amount...
Coverage precluded because insured did not “reside” in home.
Law Alerts • January 2, 2014
The insured was advised that to qualify for the owner-occupied homeowners insurance she wanted, she had to reside at the property. Following an arson fire, the insurer conducted an investigation and determined that the property was vacant for one or...
New York courts' interpretation of “collapse” did not require property “actually fall completely.”
Law Alerts • January 2, 2014
The policy provided coverage for collapse of a building or part of a building if the collapse was caused by, among other things, “hidden insect or vermin damage.” While the policy did not define “collapse,” courts have...
Sinkhole loss covered under plain meaning of “structural damage.”
Law Alerts • January 2, 2014
Structural damage resulting from sinkhole loss was covered under the plain meaning of “structural damage,” despite a potentially exclusionary definition under Fla. Stat. 627.706(2)(k). The court adopted its earlier finding that...

 
Reported CasesPublished Works: Home Field Advantage: Determining the Appropriate Turf for Williams v. National Football League and Clarifying Preemption Precedent, 19 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 203 (2012)
 
ISLN922537387
 
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Office Information

Dana A. Gittleman

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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