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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Experience & Credentials
 

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
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships
•Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee (2015)

 
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 Insurance 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.

Published 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)

Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2014-present

Year Joined Organization: 2013

Publications
Exclusionary language precluding transfer of rights must be specific and explicit.
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
This action arises out of a lawsuit brought by the victim of a physical attack against Lime Tree Associates, which merged with and into Lime Tree Associates LLC and Lime Tree Associates LLC. At the time of the attack, Lime Tree Associates was..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Seizure disorder did not preclude recovery of accidental death benefits under physical disease exclusion.
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
The decedent accidentally drowned in his bathtub, and the plaintiffs, acting on behalf of the decedent's son, sought accidental death benefits under a policy issued by the defendant, Union Security Insurance Company. The defendant denied the..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Summary judgment in declaratory judgment action warranted where insurer failed to disclaim coverage “as soon as reasonably possible.”
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
The plaintiff appealed the entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendant, James Ciuffo, who had sustained personal injury while working on a construction project operated by the defendant-insured, Mowery Construction, Inc. Mowery's owner..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Coverage precluded for passenger who did not meet definition of “insured” under policy.
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
This appeal from judgment in favor of GEICO concerned an injured passenger's claim for uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist benefits under an auto policy issued to the operator of the vehicle she was occupying at the time of the motor..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Summary judgment appropriate in UM case where insured-decedent's employer-provided policy did not provide supplemental UM/UIM coverage.
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
The decedent and his daughter were involved in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist while operating a vehicle owned by the decedent's employer and insured by the defendant as part of a Commercial Package Policy. This policy..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
No summary judgment where there is a disputed issue of material fact as to insured's legal obligation to pay claim.
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
This action concerned whether an insurer owed coverage to Manzo-Pianelli, who was involved in an automobile accident with the permissive driver of the insured's vehicle. The insured had an insurance policy with State Farm and an umbrella..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
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...
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...

 
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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Dana A. Gittleman

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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