Raphael M. Duran: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Raphael M. Duran

Raphael Duran is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is exclusively devoted to workers' compensation litigation.
Phone(215) 575-2710

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
    University University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science/Communications, 2002
    Law SchoolThe Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., Business/Entrepreneurship Law Program, 2010 Moot Court, Board Member
    Admitted2010, Pennsylvania; 2010, New Jersey

    Associations & Memberships

    •Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council


    Raphael focuses his practice exclusively on workers' compensation litigation. He has represented some of the largest employers in the Philadelphia area, including those in the retail, construction, transportation, health care and food processing industries. Raphael also has extensive experience working with self insured and high retention clients.

    Raphael is cognizant of a client's bottom line and works closely with them to develop the best possible risk management strategy. He partners with employer and insurance representatives during the infancy phases of a claim, an approach that has resulted in zero dollars in exposure on a number of occasions.

    Raphael graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and Communications. He received his juris doctor from Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law in 2010 with honors in the Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration Program. Raphael was a member of the Moot Court Board and represented Drexel University in the University of San Diego Criminal Law Moot Court Competition.

    Past Employment Positions

    •U.S. Department of Justice, Law Clerk

    •Camden County Prosecutor's Office, certified legal intern

    •Honorable Judge Cohn Jubelirer, judicial clerk

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    Classes/Seminars Taught

    An Overview of Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation, Nationwide Insurance Company, July 2015

    Dial I For IRE - An Overview of Impairment Rating Evaluations in Pennsylvania, Marshall Dennehey Workers' Compensation Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2012

    The Relationship Between the Heart and Lung Act and the PA Workers' Compensation Act, AmeriHealth Casualty Services Inc., 2011


    The Disregarded Diagnosis-How to Litigate the Termination Petition Without an Unreasonable Contest
    Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
    By Andrea Cicero Rock, Esq. and Raphael Duran, Esq.*Key Points:A medical expert's testimony is not competent to support a workers' compensation termination of benefits if it does not acknowledge the accepted work injuries..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013Defense 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...

    Compelling Social Media Issues in Litigation
    Defense Digest Article February 1, 2013
    By Raphael Duran, Esq. and Andrea Cicero Rock, Esq.* Key Points:Social media can be utilized in workers' compensation matters.Common Pleas Court decision in Largant v. Reed permits access to social media passwords and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013

    Reported CasesPublished Works: The Disregarded Diagnosis--How to Litigate the Termination Petition Without an Unreasonable Contest, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author; Compelling Social Media Issues in Litigation, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2013, co-author
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    Office Information

    Raphael M. Duran

    2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
    PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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