Margaret M. Jenks: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Margaret M. Jenks

Phone(215) 575-2670

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Practice Areas

  • Property Litigation
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Bad Faith
University University of Scranton (B.S., Business Management; B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude); Outstanding Oral Advocacy Awards (Civil/Criminal)
Law SchoolTemple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2011
Admitted2011, Pennsylvania; 2011, New Jersey


Margaret (Peg) Jenks is a member of the Professional Liability Department where the focus of her practice is insurance coverage, bad faith litigation and first-party property defense litigation. She assists insurance carriers in all issues arising out of property damage claims, including coverage analyses and bad faith consultations. Peg also has experience in the area of premises liability. In this capacity, she has handled a wide range of matters, including slip and falls, retail store accidents, assault cases, product liability, dog bites, indemnity claims and auto mobile accidents.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Peg served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Timothy R. Rice in Federal District Court.

Peg attended Temple University Beasley School of Law and received her juris doctor in 2011. While at Temple, she gained the distinction of Outstanding Oral Advocacy for her participation in Temple's nationally recognized Integrated Trial Advocacy Program. Peg graduated magna cum laude in 2008 from the University of Scranton where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

Peg is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Past Employment Positions
• Law Clerk, Honorable Judge Timothy R. Rice, Federal Court, Summer 2009

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Marshall Dennehey to Present Insurance Fraud Seminar

May 16, 2014

The Casualty Department of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin will hold a complimentary seminar, Insurance Fraud 360, on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill. Designed for insurance fraud professionals, SIU investigators and...


Insurance Fraud 360

Seminar • Jun 5, 2014 Insurance Fraud 360Marshall Dennehey 2014 SIU Fraud Seminar June 5th - 12:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. Registration and Lunch begin at 11:30Cocktail reception following ACE Conference Center800 Ridge Pike Latayette...


An insurance company's due process rights to sue for a declaration rescinding an insurance agreement are to be protected.

Law Alerts • April 1, 2014
This lawsuit was an action for injunctive relief in which the plaintiff, a commercial insurance carrier, sought rescission of a property and liability insurance policies issued by it to the defendant, a New Jersey partnership that owns and operates..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2014

The essence of an insurance bad faith claim is that the insurer acted in its own best interests.

Law Alerts • April 1, 2014
The plaintiff was seriously injured due to a car accident involving an insured of State Farm. The plaintiff sued State Farm, alleging bad faith failure to settle the claim against its insured. The court noted that the essence of a insurance bad..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2014

A policyholder bears the initial burden of showing that the insurance contract covers the loss.

Law Alerts • April 1, 2014
This insurance coverage dispute involved property damage during Hurricane Sandy to a generator installed in the basement of One Manhattan Plaza. Under New York law, “a policyholder bears the initial burden of showing that the insurance..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2014

There is no legal requirement that insurance companies conduct perfect investigations.

Law Alerts • April 1, 2014
The defendant claimed that a reasonable jury could not conclude that the defendant acted in bad faith, thereby violating its duties under the contract of insurance or Pennsylvania's bad faith statute, 42 Pa.C.S. 8371. This case arises..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2014

A claim for breach of covenants of good faith and fair dealing requires the plaintiff to plead a distinct factual basis.

Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
This insurance coverage dispute involves claims by the plaintiff for supplementary benefits under two insurance policies for injuries he suffered in a car accident. Before the court were motions by the defendant GEICO pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013

Insurer has no basis to argue for dismissal for failure to obtain a guardian due to age-related cognitive disabilities.

Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
The court determined that an insurer has no basis to obtain a dismissal based on an elderly insured's failure to file for guardianship. The plaintiff suffered from age-related cognitive disabilities and had granted power of attorney to her son...., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013

The residency requirement limited the scope of the coverage, and to find otherwise would be inappropriate judicial extension of coverage.

Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
Before the court were the parties' cross motions for summary judgment. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant, Allstate Insurance Co., breached its contract and acted in bad faith by denying the plaintiff's claim for fire damage coverage...

The entire controversy doctrine bars a plaintiff from subsequently bringing a bad faith claim due to a failure to settle a first-party UM claim.

Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
Before the court was the plaintiffs' appeal from an order granting summary judgment to their insurer, defendant New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company. The plaintiffs alleged that their insurer had acted in bad faith by failing to settle..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Quarter 2013

In order for an insurer to claim secondary insurance coverage, the underlying policy must provide coverage.

Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
Before the court were cross-motions for summary judgment involving a dispute over insurance coverage for a condominium unit that was damaged when a toilet inside it broke, allowing water to run throughout the unit. The plaintiffs owned a condominium..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013

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Margaret M. Jenks

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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