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

David Salazar

Phone(215) 575-2696

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
University Loyola Marymount University (B.A., Major: English; 2009); Recipient, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board Scholar; Dean's List 2008, 2009; Recipient, Dorothy Day Award; Recipient, Clinical Legal Edcuation Association's Outstanding Student Award
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Admitted2013, New Jersey; 2013, Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•Hispanic National Bar Association


David is an associate in the Casualty Department. He focuses his practice on the defense of product liability and premises liability matters.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, David served as an intern with the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Community Defenders of Philadelphia and with the Homicide Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. As an intern with these entities, David acquired extensive experience defending indigent clients in state and federal death penalty cases.

David earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law. While in law school, David participated in Villanova's Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic where he represented clients in employment and immigration matters. For his work at the clinic, David was awarded the Clinical Legal Education Association's Outstanding Student Award. During law school, David served as a research assistant to Professor Penelope Pether. Based on his work, Professor Pether selected David to serve as an editor for the Law and Literature Journal published by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Published Works

“Forum Non Conveniens: Where Your Convenience Does Not Matter,” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014

•Can A Plaintiff Safely Walk and Chew Gum At The Same Time in Pennsylvania? Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author

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Dismissal is an appropriate sanction for spoliation of evidence where the allegedly defective product is lost before a defendant has an opportunity to inspect it, even without evidence of bad faith.
Law Alerts • January 6, 2015
While browsing the defendant retailer's store, the plaintiff was injured when she sat on a chair that was on display and the chair collapsed. Immediately after the incident, the retailer removed the chair from the sales floor and stored it in..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Forum Non Conveniens: Where Your Convenience Does Not Matter
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2014
By David Salazar, Esq.*Key Points:The law of forum non conveniens may be changing.Currently, a defendant seeking a transfer of venue under forum non conveniens must show that the plaintiff's chosen venue is oppressive and...
Can a Plaintiff Safely Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time in Pennsylvania?
Defense Digest Article • December 17, 2013
By Matthew J. Noble, Esq. and David Salazar, Esq.*Key Points:When evaluating “trivial defects” in a trip-and-fall case, a court will look at more than just the depth of the defect to determine if it is so obviously trivial..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...

Reported CasesPublished Works: Forum Non Conveniens : Where Your Convenience Does Not Matter, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014; Can A Plaintiff Safely Walk and Chew Gum At The Same Time in Pennsylvania? Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author
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David Salazar

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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