- Health Care Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury - Defense
- Dental Malpractice
- Long-Term Care Liability
|University ||Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, B.M., 1994|
|Law School||Brooklyn Law School, New York, New York, J.D., 2001|
Associations & Memberships
Actors Equity Association
•Philadelphia Area Society of Healthcare Risk Management
Mary Kate is a member of the Health Care Department at Marshall Dennehey. She has extensive experience in the defense of health care providers, hospitals, health systems, rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities from the onset of a client's involvement in a case through the appellate level.
Mary Kate obtained a defense verdict in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas representing all of the defendants, including a physical therapist and a local hospital, in a claim for medical negligence where in the 70-year-old plaintiff alleged that she sustained permanent injuries during a physical therapy session.
Prior to beginning her legal career, Mary Kate was a professional actor who worked on Broadway, off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country. She was nominated for Barrymore Awards for performances at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theater and Arden Theater Company. Following graduation from Brooklyn Law School in 2001, Mary Kate continued to perform nationally in theatrical productions and concerts before seeking admission to the Pennsylvania bar in 2003.
Mary Kate has served as a pro bono child advocate for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, and has volunteered for Our Mother of Consolation Parish and Norwood Fontbonne Academy. She has also volunteered with the Chestnut Hill Business Association, and in 2011 served as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the First Annual Harry Potter Weekend in Chestnut Hill.
•Navigating the Benevolent Gesture Liability Act, The Legal Intelligencer, March 18, 2014
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009-2013
Year Joined Organization: 2012
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
The Difference between “I’m Sorry” and “I Was Wrong.”
Mary Kate McGrath, October 21, 2013
In June 2013, the Pennsylvania Senate passed the Senate Bill No. 379, the Benevolent Gesture Medical Professional Liability Act, also known as the Apology Act. The bill, which passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, returns to the House in the fall 2013 to pass the Senate’s version,...
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