Frank P. Leanza: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Frank P. Leanza

Frank P. Leanza is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. Frank devotes much of his practice to the litigation of medical malpractice, long term care/nursing home liability, and municipal liability cases. He has handled several hundred medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.
Shareholder; Chair, Long-Term Care Liability Practice Group
Roseland,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone(973) 618-4174

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Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Long-Term Care Liability
  • Municipal Liability
University Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, B.A., Political Science, 1977
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, J.D., 1980
Admitted1980, New York; 1980, New Jersey; 1980, U.S District Court of New Jersey; 1990, U.S. District Court District of New York

Associations & Memberships

Defense Research Institute

•Morris County Bar Association

•New Jersey State Bar Association


As the chair of the Long-Term Care Liability Practice Group, Frank devotes much of his practice to the litigation of medical malpractice, long-term care/nursing home liability and municipal liability cases. He has handled several hundred medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.

Frank joined Marshall Dennehey as a shareholder in 2006, following 16 years as a partner at the defense firm of McDermott & McGee, where he concentrated in the defense of medical malpractice cases on behalf of physicians and in defending municipalities in civil rights and personal injury lawsuits.

Frank has represented physicians, dentists and podiatrists in health care liability/medical malpractice actions. He has taken approximately 100 cases to trial and has received a defense verdict rate in excess of 90 percent. He has successfully defended physicians in numerous cases with the potential for high jury awards, including cases involving multiple amputations, wrongful death claims, wrongful birth claims and claims for wrongful death of a fetus, by either establishing that the physician was not negligent or not the proximate cause of the plaintiff's injuries. Frank has also successfully defended numerous municipalities in personal injury claims and alleged civil rights violations.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Aspects of Medical Malpractice Litigation, Conventus and Omni Eye Services, May 2012

The Doctor's Deposition -- Likely the Most Important Day of the Case, MD Advantage Insurance Company, October 2010

Past Employment Positions

• McDermott & McGee, associate attorney, 1987 - 1990; partner, 1990-2006

• Edward G. D'Allesandro, associate attorney, 1985-1987

• Courter, Kobert, Laufer & Pease, associate attorney, 1983-1985

• Morris County Prosecutor's Office, assistant prosecutor, 1981-1983

Honors & Awards

• New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2010-2011

Year Joined Organization: 2006


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New Jersey’s Appellate Division Alters the Landscape of Nursing Home Litigation
Ryan Thomas Gannon,Frank P. Leanza, August 14, 2015
In New Jersey, the number of nursing home malpractice lawsuits filed has been on the rise. The “blue print” followed by many plaintiffs’ attorneys is to engage in extensive written discovery, make document production requests and pursue numerous depositions on the issue of whether...

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Frank P. Leanza

425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 302
RoselandNJ 07068


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