David A. Williams: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

David A. Williams

David Wiliams is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He concentrates his practice almost solely in the area of medical malpractice, handling approximately 150 medical malpractice cases. Dave has also represented a significant number of commercial carriers and commercial entities.
Phone(484) 895-2320

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Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Trucking Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Premises Liability - both private and commercial
  • Health & Health Care Law
University Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1983
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Admitted1988, Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association
•Donald E. Wieand American Inn of Court
•Lehigh County Bar Association
•Northampton County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Civil Rules Committee
•Pennsylvania County Bar Association


Dave concentrates his practice in the firm's Casualty Department in the areas of automobile liability, trucking and transportation, uninsured and underinsured motorist's claims, and premises liability. He has represented numerous commercial carriers along with commercial entities. In his career, Dave has handled more than 300 casualty matters ranging from structural failure and design defects to slip and fall incidents, representing private and commercial clients.

Dave also has significant experience handling more than 150 medical malpractice matters, having represented hospitals, physicians groups, physicians, physician's assistants and physical therapists.

During the early part of his career, Dave was instrumental in organizing Delaware County's first American Inn of Court and was one of its charter members. As member of this Inn, Dave was involved in numerous presentations to local bar associations. He is a charter member of the Honorable Donald E. Wieand Inn of Court and served as its representative at the American Inns of Court national meeting in 1997.

Dave has spoken on the topic of risk management and malpractice avoidance to institutions and physicians groups.

Dave is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania. He attended the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, receiving his juris doctor in 1988.

Dave enjoys giving back to the community in many ways. He represents the Boy Scouts of America as board commissioner; participates on the Mini Trail's Council, South Mountain District, Troop 318, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; serves on the Historic Bethlehem Partnership Advisory Board; Central Moravian Church; New Bethany Ministries Board of Trustees; and Touchstone Theatre Board of Trustees (Emeritus); as well as the Church World Service, and Annual Crop Walk Coordinator.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Ethical and Practical Considerations on the Use (and Misuse) of Social Media for the Civil Litigator and Family Practitioner, Northampton County Bar Association, June 2014

Published Works

•“A Victory For The Uninsured Motorist In Pennsylvania?” Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June

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•AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell


A Victory For The Uninsured Motorist In Pennsylvania?
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2012

Pennsylvania - Automobile LiabilityKey Points:Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds that an uninsured driver injured in a motor vehicle accident with an insured driver may sue the insured driver for economic damages. By..., Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012

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Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Successfully resolved a tort action defending a local school district involving a fatal school bus accident by demonstrating that the actions of the defendant school bus driver were not the proximate cause of the decedent's death.; Successfully resolved at binding arbitration claims involving severe burns and other related trauma in an intersectional collision where the demand was $5 million.; Successfully resolved two medical malpractice cases wherein the doctor had conceded that he had breached the standard of care. Published Works: A Victory For The Uninsured Motorist In Pennsylvania? Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June

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David A. Williams

4905 W. Tilghman Street, Suite 300
AllentownPA 18104


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