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
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

• Lehigh County Bar Association

• Northampton County Bar Association

• Pennsylvania Bar Association

• Pennsylvania Defense Institute

 
Biography

Frank's trial practice is focused on the areas of product liability, professional liability, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, construction defects and accidents, fires and toxic torts. Product manufacturers, major retailers, trucking companies, municipalities and various professionals, to name a few, have benefited from Frank's significant experience as a trial lawyer. With over 30 years of experience, he has defended hundreds of casualty cases and served as lead trial counsel in dozens of jury trials.

Frank's skills and effectiveness as a trial lawyer have earned him the highest peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Frank is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree, and Villanova Law School, where he received his juris doctor. He then served as Law Clerk to a trial judge. He is actively involved in civic activities in the Lehigh Valley, where he lives and works.

Significant 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 his 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.

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

Classes/Seminars Taught

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

Year Joined Organization: 1995

 
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 his 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.; 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
 
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Frank A. Baker III

4905 W. Tilghman Street, Suite 300
AllentownPA 18104




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