In his role as Director of the Casualty Department, Howard is responsible for managing the administration process of the firm's largest legal department, which includes human relations, workflow, attorney productivity, client relations and marketing. With his ability to identify and maximize the talents of others, Howard assists in recruiting top talent and building the Casualty Department's legal team at multiple levels. His skills as an organizational leader, with over 25 years experience, enable him to successfully navigate and manage nearly 200 attorneys.
In addition to his management role, Howard is also the chair of the General Liability Practice Group where he plays a more substantive role in the handling of case files. As an experienced litigator, he has defended hundreds of premises and retail liability claims as well as several complex, high-exposure matters on behalf of insurance companies and self-insureds.
Throughout his career, Howard has been a frequent lecturer on the topics of The Art of Negotiation, Pennsylvania Premises Liability Laws and The Pennsylvania Retail Theft Act. He is the co-chair and course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Premises Liability seminar How To Win the Fall Down Case.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in Economics, Howard worked for General Electric for two years before enrolling in Villanova University School of Law where he graduated with a juris doctor in 1986.
Howard is a big supporter of the arts. He, along with his wife and two daughters, volunteer in community theatre programs for adults and children.
•Frequent Lecturer on The Art of Negotiation, Pennsylvania Premises Liability Laws and The Pennsylvania Retail Theft Act
•Chair and course planner, Mealey's LexisNexis's annual national Retail and Hospitality Law seminar
•Chair and course planner Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Premises Liability Seminars
• A Merchant's Guide to Enforcing Pennsylvania's Retail Theft Act, The Pennsylvania Retailer
• Pleadings Really Count in Premises Liability, Pennsylvania Law Weekly
• Appraising Loss Under Homeowners Insurance Policies, For the Defense
• The Superior Court of Pennsylvania Finally Rules on the Necessity of Disclosing Surveillance Videotapes Prior to Trial, Defense Digest
• No Blind Man's Bluff; Disabled Store Employee Open & Obvious, Defense Digest
• Trivial/DeMinimus Defects Clarified, Defense Digest
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2012-2016
Year Joined Organization
Marshall Dennehey Announces New Leadership of Casualty Department
January 5, 2015
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that shareholders Howard P. Dwoskin and Matthew S. Schorr have been named Director and Assistant Director, respectively, of the firm's Casualty Department. In his role as Director, Mr. Dwoskin, who previously was the Department's...
Class Action Band is Headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
August 16, 2013
Class Action, the in-house rock and roll band at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, will perform in the final round of the 13th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands competition, to take place September 28th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. After...