Joanna D. Buchanico: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Joanna D. Buchanico

Joanna D. Buchanico is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. Joanna provides legal counsel to insurance carriers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As a member of the Casualty Department, she handles a variety of litigation matters, including premises liability, construction liability, automobile liability, and product liability.
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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Automobile Liability
 
University Widener University, B.A., Criminal Justice, cum laude, 1999 Alpha Phi Sigma, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha
 
Law SchoolTemple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2005 "Best Paper" award, Legal Research & Writing, Distinguished Class Performance, Integrated Trial Advocacy Program
 
Admitted2005, Pennsylvania; 2005, New Jersey; 2005, U.S District Court of New Jersey; 2008, U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

•Justinian Society

•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee and Young Lawyers Division

•Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Biography

Joanna provides legal counsel to insurance carriers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As an associate in the Casualty Department, she handles a variety of litigation matters, including premises liability, construction liability, automobile liability and product liability. A significant number of Joanna's cases involve plaintiffs with catastrophic injuries.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Joanna was an associate for two years at Bolognese & Associates, where she specialized in large, notable antitrust class action and securities cases involving price-fixing and monopolization.

Joanna received her juris doctor from Temple University School of Law's Evening Division while working full time at Dechert LLP as a litigation paralegal. At Temple, Joanna participated in the school's renowned Integrated Trial Advocacy Program, where she participated, and won, a mock trial. Prior to graduation, Joanna served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Seamus P. McCaffrey in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Joanna is licensed in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bars as well as the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

Significant Representative Matters

•Obtained an arbitration verdict for a client against a plaintiff who alleged injuries from a motor vehicle accident at a busy Philadelphia intersection.

•Obtained an arbitration verdict for a large sports/entertainment venue client where plaintiff alleged injuries due to a fall down seating area stairs.

•Obtained an arbitration verdict for a client against a plaintiff claiming water damage to her condominium. The plaintiff claimed damages in excess of the limits of the arbitration.

•Obtained an arbitration verdict for an appliance repair service client against plaintiffs claiming water damage to their home due to a defective ice machine.

•Obtained a jury defense verdict for an Unfair Consumer Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law claim against an automobile body shop client where plaintiff alleged extensive damage to his classic automobile.

•Sat second chair on a multimillion dollar premises liability case where a jury awarded a defense verdict to a large event venue client where plaintiff alleged severe injuries sustained near the client's parking lot.

•Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of client in a case where plaintiff was shot in the client's home.

•Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of chair supplier client in a case where the plaintiff was injured after falling from a broken folding chair at a concert.

Published Works

•Blame It on the Bank? Defending Mortgage Lenders in Premises Liability Cases, Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2014

•What's Your Active Malfunction? Insured Denied Coverage For Contractual Claims Of Poor Workmanship, Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 3, September, 2009

Honors & Awards

•Cambridge Who's Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Year Joined Organization: 2007

 
ISLN919604306
 

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Blame It on the Bank? Defending Mortgage Lenders in Premises Liability Cases
Joanna D. Buchanico, June 4, 2014
While the country’s mortgage crisis is waning, banks and lenders now are facing a growing litigation trend—defending themselves in premises liability cases when the subject property is in foreclosure. When dealing with landowner defendants with limited assets, plaintiffs are now turning...

Blame It on the Bank? Defending Mortgage Lenders in Premises Liability Cases
Joanna D. Buchanico, May 29, 2014
While the country’s mortgage crisis is waning, banks and lenders now are facing a growing litigation trend—defending themselves in premises liability cases when the subject property is in foreclosure. When dealing with landowner defendants with limited assets, plaintiffs are now turning...
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Joanna D. Buchanico

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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