Robert W. Stanko: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Robert W. Stanko

Robert Stanko as an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He is a member of the firm's Casualty department where he works on a wide variety of cases, including products liability, motor vehicle and premises liability.
Phone(215) 575-2807

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Medical Devices
University Villanova University (B.A., Major: Communications; Minor: English, 2005)
Law SchoolDickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2008
Admitted2008, Pennsylvania; 2010, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2011, U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Penn State Alumni Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•Villanova Alumni Association
•RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society), Member


Rob Stanko is an associate in the Casualty Department, where he defends insureds and self-insured entities against catastrophic injury claims in state and federal court related to product liability, premises liability and commercial transportation. Rob is responsible for identifying and implementing litigation strategies to accommodate the particular intricacies of each case he handles. He has thrived in this role, obtaining several summary judgments and successfully defending numerous matters at arbitration and trial.

Rob previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Since joining Marshall Dennehey, Rob has twice been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Civil Litigation Defense, a recognition awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 in the region.

Rob currently serves as the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Young Lawyer, a publication of the Legal Intelligencer, the oldest daily legal newspaper in the United States. In addition to being an avid golfer, Rob is the captain of the Marshall Dennehey basketball and softball teams.

Classes/Seminars Taught

First & Third Party Perspectives in Homeowner's Claims, Dispute Resolutions Institute's Annual Personal Injury Practicum, Philadelphia, PA. October, 2015.

Past Employment Positions

•Law Clerk to Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor, Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014-2015

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Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Secured a defense verdict on behalf of a commercial food product manufacturer in a case involving a partial hand-amputation. Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a nationally recognized non-profit organization in a claim involving commercial transportation. Secured a defense verdict on behalf of a transit authority in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas following a three day trial. The jury returned a verdict of no negligence, where the plaintiff was claiming permanent disability after live trolley wires fell and struck the vehicle he was in. Secured voluntary dismissal of medical device manufacturer in matter involving a fatality of a clinical trial participant. Drafted a successful Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings in federal court, securing the dismissal of an international tour operator in a complex death case sounding in maritime and admiralty law. Obtained multiple summary judgments on behalf of nationally recognized businesses within the Philadelphia area involving premises liability matters.
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Robert W. Stanko

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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