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Pioneering
Established more than a quarter-century ago, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin's Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group began as a pioneer in its field and continues its leadership in providing fully cooperative, innovative, objectively thorough and technologically advanced services to help clients achieve their litigation goals as early and economically as possible.

Experienced
Our Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group attorneys have been involved in more than 2,000 cases, and they continue to provide solid and efficient litigation support through sound advice and guidance and zealous hard work in the evaluation, development and promotion of clients' interests in the pre-trial, trial and post-trial phases of their cases.

Effective
Our Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group attorneys work closely with clients and trial counsel. They impart the unique perspectives of the post-trial and appellate courts in the execution of their dual mission: to augment the depth and effectiveness of pre-trial and trial teams and to prosecute and defend post-trial motions and appeals.

Thorough
The work of our firm's appellate attorneys includes front-line responsibility for conducting necessary legal research, writing required briefs. and preparing and presenting oral arguments in post-trial motions and appeals.  By undertaking the execution of these tasks, our appellate team enables our clients' trial attorneys to meet the demands of the trial courts free from the radically different, deceptively intricate and time-consuming regimens of the post-trial and appellate courts.

Strategic
In addition, our appellate attorneys employ the unique insights gained from their interactions with the appellate courts to support trial counsel in the development and prosecution of dispositive pre-trial motions, in the strategic legal research and analysis of complex and first-impression issues and in the development of effective trial strategies and tactics.

High Standards
Our appellate attorneys are dedicated to their professional mission.  They adhere to high standards of excellence, efficiency and client-oriented service.  Their cumulative experience encompasses hundreds of cases and spans all areas of our firm's wide-ranging litigation fields.

State-of-the-Art
Our appellate attorneys employ state-of-the-art word-processing, computer-assisted legal research programs and in-house publishing facilities to enhance productivity, quality control and cost efficiencies.

Involved
To enhance their skills, the quality of appellate practice and the relationship between the appellate courts and appellate practitioners, the attorneys in this group participate in professional associations such as:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Post-Trial and Appellate Practice Committee (founding co-chair and members)
  • DRI's Appellate Advocacy Committee (leadership, case reporter and seminar roles)
  • ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers (leadership and case reporter roles)
  • Appellate Practice Committees of the ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance and Litigation Sections (case reporter)

Instructive
Our appellate attorneys also provide instructive seminars and other presentations to enhance clients' understandings of the complexities and intricacies of post-trial and appellate practice.

The Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice Group serves clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.


 
 
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NJ Superior Court Affirms Bare Metal Defense
Arthur D. Bromberg,Paul C. Johnson, May 06, 2014
In Hughes v. A.W Chesterton, 2014 N.J. Super. LEXIS 54 (App. Div. 2014), the NJ Appellate Division rendered its decision in four asbestos matters which raised the “bare metal” defense asserted by a pump manufacturer, Goulds Pumps. The court found that a plaintiff needs to demonstrate...

Employer Not Obligated To Reinstate Benefits or Show Continuing Availability of Suitable Work When Claimant, With Residual Disability Seeking To Return To Light-Duty Job, Suffers Non-Work-Related Total Disability Preventing Him from Working At All.
Francis X. Wickersham, January 03, 2014
In June 1996, while working under permanent, light-duty restrictions, the claimant suffered a work injury to his right knee. The claimant filed a claim petition, and benefits were awarded after a Workers’ Compensation Judge granted the petition. Shortly after the June 1996, injury, the...

New Jersey Appellate Division Resolves Conflict With Federal Courts: Claims for Contribution Under Spill Act Are Subject to Six-Year Statute of Limitations
Kevin T. Bright, December 18, 2013
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently resolved a conflict that had existed between state and federal courts regarding the applicability of the statute of limitations to claims for contribution brought under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11, et seq. (Spill...

Not So Fast!!! The Court Reverses Dismissal of Unjust Enrichment Claim for Overpayment of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Robert J. Fitzgerald, December 18, 2013
In Adam Weiner v. Elizabeth Board of Education, 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1729 (N.J. Super. App. Div. July 15, 2013), the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed the issue of what process is required in order to properly evaluate an unjust enrichment claim. The fact of the case are...

Accidents Occurring on the Respondent’s Premises During the Petitioner’s Personal Time are Not Compensable.
Dario J. Badalamenti, October 21, 2013
The petitioner was employed as a part-time personal trainer for the respondent, a health club and athletic facility. The petitioner trained clients from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m., 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. On September 22, 2010, at 11:15 a.m., the petitioner tripped, fell and broke her...

Nielsen v. Walmart Continues Expansion of Commercial Landowner's Duty of Care In Premises Liability Cases
Timothy J. Jaeger, August 28, 2013
For many years, Walmart Corporation has sought to put smiles on its customers' faces by offering convenient shopping at the "lowest prices." Now, in New Jersey, thanks to a recent decision by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, the Walmart name will also make...

Pennsylvania Superior Court Is the First State Appellate Court To Address the Unfair Insurance Practices Act Protection for Victims of Abuse
Patricia A. Monahan, August 28, 2013
The Pennsylvania legislature amended the Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA) in 1996 and 2006 to afford protection for innocent co-insureds who suffer property loss as a result of an intentional act of another insured that constitutes abuse. Without the amendments, an innocent spouse who would...

Whether Going or Coming, It's Still Not Compensable
Angela Y. DeMary, August 28, 2013
One of the most prevalent issues for a workers' compensation practitioner is determining whether an injury sustained while driving to and from work is compensable. Whether it is dealing with a sales person, delivery person or business professional, the issue as to whether an incident occurring...