James G. Lare: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

James G. Lare

James G. Lare is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. Since joining the firm, his practice has been devoted largely to aviation, products liability and commercial litigation.
Phone(215) 575-2717

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
University Columbia College of Columbia University, B.A., 1992
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005 Phi Kappa Phi, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Editor in Chief
Admitted2005, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Associations & Memberships

•Aviation Insurance Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
•Maritime Law Association of the United States
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association


Jim Lare joined Marshall Dennehey in 2007, following his experience as an associate for a large, international law firm and a federal judicial clerk. Since joining Marshall Dennehey, Jim has focused his practice on aviation and aerospace law, commercial litigation, and products liability cases.

Jim has significant experience representing companies across a number of industries, including product manufacturers and sellers, air carriers, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance facilities, real estate developers, and distributors of nutritional products in claims for personal injury, business losses, and property damage. Additionally, he has experience in aspects of international law, having successfully arbitrated before the International Chamber of Commerce and litigating issues involving treaties. Part of his practice also includes handling investigations, defending individuals and companies involved in agency enforcement actions, and regulatory law. Jim also has experience with alternate dispute resolution, risk evaluation on complex liability issues, damage assessments, and negotiating settlements.

Jim's practice also involves serving as outside general counsel to a regional maintenance facility. In this capacity, he has drafted various agreements and advised on regulatory and contract compliance.

Previously, Jim was a pilot for a major airline, flying the MD80 on routes across the continental United States and throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada. Following a reduction in force as part of an industry downturn in 2002, Jim decided to pursue a legal career and graduated from law school in 2005 with high honors and served as editor-in-chief of law review.

Classes/Seminars Taught

•Adjunct Professor -- Legal Methods III, Widener University School of Law (2008-Present)

Past Employment Positions

•Dechert LLP

•Cozen O'Connor


• Space: The Final Frontier for Products Liability Law, The Legal Intelligencer, Products Liability Litigation Supplement, February 11, 2014


Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Elects New Shareholders

December 14, 2012

Philadelphia, PA - Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the following 13 attorneys were elected shareholders at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on December 11, 2012: Christopher Boyle, Esq.; James Lare, Esq.; Thomas Marcoz, Esq.; Brian McNulty, Esq.; Raymond...


Space: The Final Frontier for Products Liability Law
Articles February 11, 2014

Limiting appellate review of a motion to reconsider a remand order.
Law Alerts October 18, 2013

In multi-party aviation litigation, defendants frequently attempt removal to federal court, oftentimes relying upon diversity of citizenship as the basis for claiming federal subject matter jurisdiction. When removal is challenged and ultimately..., Case Law Alert, 4th Quarter 2013

Interpreting the Federal Aviation Acts limitation of liability for aircraft lessors, owners and secured parties.
Law Alerts October 1, 2011

Under Section 44112 of the Federal Aviation Act, an aircraft lessor, owner or secured party is insulated from liability for personal injury, death or property damage on land or water, unless the aircraft is in the actual possession or control of..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2011

No liability for aircraft owner under federal law.
Law Alerts April 1, 2010

A Florida appeals court affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of an aircraft owner in a wrongful death action, concluding that 49 U.S.C. 44112 preempts Florida's dangerous instrumentality law. In Florida, the owner of a dangerous..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2010

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Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Successfully moved for summary judgment in personal injury actions, resulting in determination of non-liability; Defended action brought by major pharmaceutical company for multi-million dollar loss of inaugural shipment of prescription drugs and successfully moved court to limit damages under international treaty to less than $35,000; Obtained favorable ruling on motion for partial summary judgment in complex commercial case governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, resulting in substantial seven-figure recovery for client through settlement; Effectively moved for dismissal of case for lack of personal jurisdiction, totally eliminating liability for client; Successful representation of corporate client before International Chamber of Commerce, resulting in award that was enforceable overseas and paid by foreign corporation; Represented air carrier in claim for substantial property damage and business losses, resulting in jury verdict in client's favor; Defended product liability action at jury trial with national trial counsel for aircraft manufacturer, resulting in defense verdict; Through motion practice, eliminated contractual limitation of liability that was asserted as defense to client's counterclaim for damages.
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James G. Lare

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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