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Practice/Industry Group Overview

The growth, tenacity and creativity of the plaintiffs' bar has ushered in a new wave of matters sounding in professional liability. To meet the needs of our clients, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has responded with a team of lawyers devoted exclusively to defending professionals. Our professional liability practice is broad-based and includes many senior attorneys who have significant experience in the defense of large exposure, politically-sensitive and complex cases. An analysis committee examines each case to ensure its proper assignment within our group.

Our Professional Liability Practice Group services a broad client base, including, but not limited to:

  • Abstractors
  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Architects
  • Brokers/Dealers
  • Clergy
  • Debt collectors
  • Engineers
  • Financial planners
  • Financial professionals
  • Financial services outsourcing solution providers
  • Information technology advisors
  • Insurance brokers/agents
  • Investment advisors
  • Investment professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Mediators
  • Mortgage brokers
  • Mutual fund and hedge fund administrators
  • Private trust companies
  • Real estate agents and brokers
  • Stockbrokers
  • Title agents
  • Travel agents

We also defend fiduciary liability matters, corporate directors and officers, and ERISA claims. In addition to professional liability matters before state and federal courts, we defend financial planners, investment professionals, and brokers and broker-dealers before self-regulatory organizations (SROs). We also handle securities arbitration claims before FINRA, AAA and other SROs. In addition, the group litigates commercial matters including employment disputes, trade secrets, bank litigation, and surety, fidelity and performance bonds.

Our offices are centrally linked by state-of-the-art computer networking. Our clients realize added value from our extensive network of offices: travel time is sharply reduced and the attorneys working out of these offices and living in these respective areas are intimately familiar with local practice and enjoy a good rapport with the judges before whom they frequently appear.

Recognizing the need for a cost-effective approach to the defense of professionals, our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with quality, timely and economical service. We are on the cutting edge in developing innovative and alternative billing practices.

The Professional Liability Practice Group serves clients in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale and communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you in handling your professional liability litigation. We are also available to conduct presentations or training seminars at your location, or at one of our 20 offices.


 

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Group Presentations
  8th Annual National E & O Insurance ExecuSummit, Mohegan Sun Conference Center & Hotel, Uncasville, CT, June 17, 2014
Travel Law, The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2014
 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

FINRA Takes Steps to Alter CRD Expungement Rules: Are More Stringent Rules Aimed Toward Disclosure on the Horizon?
Allison Livezey,Joel Wertman, June 04, 2014
During the week of February 13, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors met to discuss a number of issues, including potential rulemaking initiatives. One issue FINRA addressed was the process by which a registered representative may have his/her public record...

FINRA Takes Steps to Alter CRD Expungement Rules: Are More Stringent Rules Aimed Toward Disclosure on the Horizon?
Allison Livezey,Joel Wertman, May 29, 2014
During the week of February 13, 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors met to discuss a number of issues, including potential rulemaking initiatives. One issue FINRA addressed was the process by which a registered representative may have his/her public record...

Lawyer Liability Extended To Third-Party Beneficiaries for One-Sided Inter Vivos Transfers of Property
Robert Garcia, March 28, 2014
The defendant attorney and law firm were retained by a corporation to prepare a quitclaim deed to gift a piece of property from the corporation to the plaintiffs. After recording of the deed, a third-party challenged the conveyance, which was ultimately held to be invalid. The plaintiffs brought...

How Giving Legal Advice Can Lead to a Criminal Indictment
Rocco J. Carbone, March 14, 2014
On October 12, 2013, the Office of the Florida Attorney General convicted Kelly Mathis, a prominent Jacksonville attorney, of 103 out of 104 criminal counts, including felony racketeering. The Attorney General’s Statewide Prosecutor indicted Mr. Mathis and 57 other co-defendants on various...

The Rise of Legal Malpractice Lawsuits
Rocco J. Carbone,John Viggiani, March 14, 2014
Recently, there has been an alarming increase in legal malpractice lawsuits in all practice areas. This article discusses the applicable standard of proof and the statute of limitations for these actions.

Contractual Basis for Claim of Attorney’s Fees May Be Introduced for the First Time Post-Judgment, Regardless of its Presentation Prejudgment.
Robert Garcia, January 07, 2014
The appellant entered into a credit card account with CapitalOne Bank NA, which was subsequently sold to the appellee, Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC (“Portfolio”). Portfolio subsequently filed a complaint for account stated, and the appellant filed his answer and affirmative...

Florida District Court Holds that Bank is Entitled to Prevailing Party Attorney’s Fees under F.S. 718.303(1) in Foreclosure Action.
Andrew J. Marchese, October 21, 2013
In these consolidated cases, Ocean Bank (Bank) appealed two orders that denied its request for attorney’s fees against Caribbean Towers Condominium Association (Association). The Bank claimed attorney’s fees as the prevailing party in disputes over unpaid assessments. The Association...