Joan joined Marshall Dennehey in 1997. As a member of the Health Care Department, she concentrates in litigation involving hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, residential facilities, physicians, nurses and dentists, as well as other health care issues.
After spending a year in Jakarta, Indonesia, as a foreign exchange student, Joan attended LaSalle University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984. She then attended Widener University School of Law where she earned her juris doctor in December 1986. Joan's legal education also included courses at Notre Dame School of Law, London, England, and The Dickenson Law School, Florence, Italy.
Since completing her education, Joan has focused her practice on the field of medical litigation. After graduation, she first worked at O'Brien & Ryan, where her practice concentrated on the defense of medical malpractice cases.
•Trial Negotiation and Business Skills for Women Trial Attorneys, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, April 11, 2001
•Treatment and Consent for Minors, Insurance Society of Philadelphia, February 21, 2001
•Medical Treatment to Minors, Lehigh Valley Risk Management Society, March 1, 2000
•How to Avoid EMR Legal Pitfalls, The Family Practice News, September 14, 2012
Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Year Joined Organization: 1997