Frank A. Baker III: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Frank A. Baker III

Frank Baker is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His insurance defense trial practice is devoted largely to the handling of a multitude of cases from construction accidents to product liability, premise liability, motor vehicle liability and medical malpractice, as well as legal malpractice, dental malpractice, and others.
Phone(484) 895-2323

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Practice Areas

  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • Automotive
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Construction Defects
  • Amusement, Sports, and Entertainment
University University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1972
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1977
Admitted1977, Pennsylvania; U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships
•Lehigh County Bar Association
•Northampton County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute


Frank Baker is a litigation and trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He concentrates his practice in the defense of casualty and product liability cases. He will partner with you to understand your litigation objectives and get them accomplished economically. He will assist in the prompt investigation and evaluation of the case and work with you to establish or update your reserves. If early resolution is not feasible, Frank is prepared to take the case through alternative dispute resolution or trial.

Frank's effectiveness as a trial lawyer has earned him the highest professional rating from his peers, AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. He tries cases in the areas of product liability, professional liability, premises and motor vehicle liability, construction defects and injuries, fires and toxic torts. Product manufacturers, major retailers, transportation companies, municipalities and various professionals, among others, have benefited from Frank's significant experience as a trial lawyer. With over 30 years in practice, he has defended hundreds of casualty cases and served as lead trial counsel in dozens of jury trials.

Frank is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova School of Law. He served as a law clerk to a trial judge. He is actively involved in civic activities in the Lehigh Valley, where he lives and works.


A Chink in the Armor of Workers Compensation Immunity: Pennsylvania Superior Court Finds Narrow Exception to Workers Compensation Immunity
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2009
Pennsylvania - Civil Liability, In a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case, which can be found at 2009 Pa. Super 73; 971 A.2d 1280, the court ruled that the exclusivity provision of the Workers' Compensation Act ( Act ), 77 P.S. 481(a), does not preclude a..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2009

Classes/Seminars Taught

•Various lectures to insurance industry groups on premises liability, auto liability and product liability

Published Works

• A Chink in the Armor of Workers' Compensation Immunity: Pennsylvania Superior Court Finds Narrow Exception to Workers' Compensation Immunity, Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2009

Year Joined Organization


Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Obtained a defense verdict for rehabilitation hospital in a suit claiming permanent, disabling injuries from allegedly defective equipment.; Obtained a defense verdict for major Japanese manufacturer in a large commercial fire allegedly caused by a kerosene heater.; Obtained a defense verdict for a national school bus operating company in the death of a child who disembarked from school bus and was struck by a passing vehicle.; Obtained a defense verdict for manufacturer of commercial coffee brewing system in alleged explosion causing severe scalding injuries.; Successfully represented the owner of a chemical plant which suffered a catastrophic explosion, resulting in multiple deaths and leading to a number of complex lawsuits.; Obtained a summary judgment for an attorney sued for defects in a pre-nuptial agreement which resulted in a significant alimony award against the attorney's client.; Obtained a summary judgment for an attorney sued for missing a statute of limitations.; Successfully defended the designer/installer of fire suppression system in alleged premature release of system in gigantic frozen food warehouse.; Successfully and economically resolved a complex commercial roof collapse case through creative use of engineering and meteorological experts.

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Frank A. Baker III

4905 W. Tilghman Street, Suite 300
AllentownPA 18104


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