Kevin E. Hexstall focuses his practice on the defense of insured and self-insured clients, in claims made and suits brought against them involving environmental, toxic torts and mass torts litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended insureds in complex wrongful death cases claiming exposure to asbestos as well as other alleged toxic substances. Kevin is experienced in the defense of higher education institutions and various retail businesses in matters involving premises liability, product liability and employment law matters.
In addition to his experience in civil litigation, Kevin has developed a successful criminal defense practice. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Kevin served as chairman of the Criminal Defense Section for a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, law firm. Here he defended NFL and NBA athletes as well as entertainers, in civil and criminal proceedings.
In 1994 Kevin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree. He then attended Ohio Northern University College of Law in Ada, Ohio, where in 1997 he earned a juris doctor, graduating with dean's list honors. While attending law school, Kevin served on the executive board of the Moot Court Program and received the Book Award for the Criminal Law Clinic.
•Defending the Criminal Case: Marshall Dennehey CLE Series, February 2015
•Strategies in Defending a Lung Cancer Case: Marshall Dennehey CLE Series, September 2014
•Today's Jury Pool - The Impact of Generation Y and the Social Media Revolution, Marshall Dennehey Warner Colman & Goggin CLE Series, November 2013
•Commercial Shipping and the Jones Act, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Asbestos Medicine Seminar, November 2013
•Mock Jury Selection in a Toxic Tort case. American Bar Association, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee, TIPS 20th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, The New Frontier: Science, Technology and the Law, April 2011
•Crime and Punishment, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Speaker, Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program, June 2010
•Fattah Conference on Higher Education, Phildelphia, PA, Speaker, 2009, 2010
•Some Like It Hot: Emerging Issues in Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, Moderator, Wind Energy Projects, ABA TIPS 19th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, April 2010
•The Costs of Bet-the-Company Verdicts-Impacts and Staying Power, HB Litigation Conferences' Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation Conference, March 2010
•Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues, Insurance Companies Seminars/CLEs
•Bankruptcy - Utilizing Trust Application Information to Develop your Defense in Asbestos Litigation, CLE Seminar at Resolute Management, Inc.
•Diversity Forum - Making Your Own Path in Today's Society, Ohio Northern University College of Law
•Business Development and Networking: Building A Client Base, Drexel Law Co-Op
• Power of 3: Assignment/Inclusion/Mentoring, Philadelphia Diversity Seminar
•Criminal Justice Section of Community College of Philadelphia
•Rowan University Career Day
•Landis Middle School Commencement Ceremony Keynote Speaker
•Cumberland County Community College Career Day
•Say Yes to Education, College Seminar
Honors & Awards
•ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, National Trial Academy, 2006
•American Lawyer Media. Recognized as one of twelve Pennsylvania minority attorneys On the Verge in a diversity supplement published in The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2007
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2014-15
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006-2008, 2010-2011
Year Joined Organization
Civil Consequences of Criminal Cases
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2014
By Kevin E. Hexstall, Esq. and Mohamed Bakry, Esq.*Key Points:Criminal proceedings may affect the outcome of subsequent civil litigation.Certain licenses may be affected as a result of some criminal convictions...., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2014Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...
Truck Driver Exonerated from Criminal Charges in Aggravated Assault by Motor Vehicle Case Jan 22, 2016
Obtained a defense verdict in an aggravated assault by motor vehicle trial held in the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County. The truck driver client was involved in a serious accident with a passenger vehicle. He was approaching a red...