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.
•Adjunct Professor -- Legal Methods III, Widener University School of Law (2008-Present)
Past Employment Positions
Year Joined Organization
• Space: The Final Frontier for Products Liability Law, The Legal Intelligencer, Products Liability Litigation Supplement, February 11, 2014
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
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...