As a shareholder in the firm's Casualty Department, David primarily litigates premises liability matters for a wide spectrum of clients, from large commercial enterprises to individuals. David handles a wide variety of cases, including slip and falls, retail store accidents, assault cases, product liability, dog bites, indemnity claims, dram shop/liquor liability cases and automobile accidents. David also serves as arbitrator and Judge Pro Tem for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
A trial attorney for more than 30 years, David has tried a large number of cases before juries and arbitrators in both the state and federal courts. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, David worked for Liberty Mutual's field legal office in Philadelphia, handling general liability and workers' compensation matters. David rose through the ranks at Liberty Mutual to become an Attorney of Record and then managing attorney of the office, overseeing a sizeable staff of attorneys, paralegals and support staff for one of Liberty Mutual's largest in-house counsel operations in the country.
•Insights Into Civil Litigation Practices and Procedures in Pennsylvania's Venues, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Personal Lines Unit, April 2015
•Litigation Pointers for Defending the Supermarket Slip and Fall Case, Liberty Mutual Insurance, February 2015
•Served on Pennsylvania Bar Institute faculty in 2013 for presentations concerning the Pennsylvania Fair Share Act and its effect on civil litigation from the defense perspective
•Attorney Development Program, Liberty Mutual
•Conflicts of Interest and Medicare Set-Asides, Liberty Mutual CLE Programs
•Presentations to Liberty Mutual claims groups on a variety of topics; including, internal litigation management protocols, the statute of repose in construction claims, wrongful death/survivor actions, dog bite cases, and topical discovery issues
Past Employment Positions
•Jenkins, Wolf, Rubinate & Hasson, Philadelphia, PA, Field Counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 1986 - 2007
•Stanford Shmukler, Esq. and Richard Atkins, Esq., Associate, 1983 - 1986
•Honorable George J. Ivins, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Law Clerk, 1981 - 1983
•“Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act: Practical Pointers for Litigators,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014, co-author
Pennsylvania's Fair Share Act: Practical Pointers for Litigators
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2014
By Michael A. Salvati, Esq. and David S. Wolf, Esq.*Key Points:Because of the two-year statute of limitations that applies to personal injury actions, the impact of the new Pennsylvania Fair Share Act is just starting to be felt.In...
Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders, Special Counsel
January 2, 2014
Marshall Dennehey announced today that 16 attorneys, nearly half of them women, were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 9 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, categorized by office, are as follows.Philadelphia, PA: Aaron E. Moore and Eric A. Packel...