Sarah J. Brown: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Sarah J. Brown

Sarah J. Brown is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in the firm's professional liability department where the focus of her practice is on coverage and bad faith litigation.
Phone(215) 575-2784

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Property Litigation
  • Bad Faith
 
University University of Central Missouri(B.S., Major: Criminal Justice; Minor: Spanish, 2000) Alpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Study Abroad: Valencia, Spain, Summer, 2000
 
Law SchoolWidener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 2005 President, Moot Court Honor Society, ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award Recipient, 2004-2005, Widener Law Journal, Survey Staff
 
Admitted2005, Pennsylvania
 
Biography

Sarah Brown is a member of the Professional Liability Department where the focus of her practice is primarily coverage and bad faith litigation and first-party property defense litigation. In this role, Sarah provides insurers with defense counsel in coverage disputes and bad faith claims brought against them. Additionally, Sarah advises clients offering policy and coverage analysis for first-party insurance matters. She has significant experience handling pre-litigation claim consultations relative to property insurance matters. Sarah works with the client formulating protocols and procedures to assist carriers in efficiently resolving first-party property claims.

In 2000, Sarah earned her B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri. She then went on to earn her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law at its Harrisburg, Pennsylvania campus. While in law school, Sarah interned for Justice J. Michael Eakin on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She also participated in the Widener Civil Law Clinic, and during her third year in law school, she was a research assistant for Professor Susan Raeker-Jordan.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Sarah served as a judicial clerk for a three-year period for Justice J. Michael Eakin on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Sarah also spent two years in private practice working in the areas of Family Law and Medicaid eligibility and reimbursement.

Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014

Year Joined Organization: 2010

Publications
No obligation to provide post-accident coverage to excluded driver covered by analogous policy despite failure to provide requisite notice of exclusion.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The plaintiff was injured in a one-vehicle collision as a passenger of a car driven by Mr. King, an adult resident of his parents' home. Mr. King was excluded from his own mother's State Farm policy due to his poor driving record, but..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Both parties' motions for summary judgment were denied where there remained material issues of fact with respect to the coverage issue.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The plaintiff agreed to insure the defendant against claims made for “a Wrongful Act committed solely in the rendering or failure to render Professional Services for a client.” When some of the defendant's clients commenced..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
When an insurer tenders a defense subject to a reservation of rights, the insured may choose one of two options:
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
When an insurer tenders a defense subject to a reservation of rights, the insured may choose one of two options: (1) accept the defense, in which case it remains unqualifiedly bound to the terms of the consent to settle provision of the policy; or (..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
“Water Exclusion Endorsement” precluded coverage irrespective of cause.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The rupture of an underground water supply line and resultant water pressure caused the collapse of the building's foundation wall, thereby allowing water, mud and debris to enter the basement. The plaintiff denied coverage based upon a..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
The insurance carrier was not required to produce the disputed documents identified in its privilege log where it had not waived the attorney-client privilege.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
In this underinsured motorist case, the Middle District Court considered whether the defendant's assertion of the attorney-client privilege and/or work-product doctrine to withhold responsive documents in discovery was warranted. This matter..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Court determined that the insurance adjuster had been fraudulently joined in the case and granted the motion to dismiss all claims against the adjuster.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The plaintiff had an auto liability insurance policy with the defendant and had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, wherein the other driver had sustained serious, catastrophic personal injuries and paralysis. The plaintiff argued that the..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Collapse coverage afforded for deterioration caused by hidden decay.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The plaintiff argued that the collapse was a covered loss under the “Extensions of Loss” provision, which covered collapses resulting from “hidden decay,” a term that was not specifically defined in the applicable policy...., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Defendant's motion to dismiss granted in part and denied in part where defendant Gallagher Bassett was not an insurer.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident as a passenger in a vehicle owned by the defendant, New Castle County, and suffered physical injuries as a result. The plaintiff subsequently sued New Castle County and Gallagher Bassett,..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Exception to attorney-client privilege in bad faith litigation discovery could prove prejudicial to underlying claim, thus necessitating stay of discovery.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The homeowner alleged a breach of contract and bad faith when her insurance carrier denied coverage for rafter and roof damage. The Cuyahoga County Court denied the insurance carrier's motion to stay the bad faith claim, which this court..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Defendant's motion to dismiss was granted where the case was not ripe for adjudication and the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the action.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The plaintiff sued the defendant for breach of contract based on a fire insurance policy. The plaintiff asserted that the defendant had unlawfully refused to pay for repairs to damaged portions of the plaintiff's property following a fire. The..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013

 
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Office Information

Sarah J. Brown

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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