Stuart joined the law firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in June of 1998 as a summer associate. Upon graduation, he joined the firm as a full-time associate. He is now as a shareholder in the firm, practicing in the areas of product liability, premises liability, auto liability, construction law, dram shop and commercial litigation. In his career, Stuart has represented manufacturers, suppliers and retailers in product liability matters, including electronics, medical equipment, food products, farm equipment, and sports and recreational equipment. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in counties throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Stuart attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating with a B.A. in Political Science. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he participated in the Appellate Moot Court Program, Student Bar Association and the Health Law Certificate Program. He obtained his juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in May of 1999.
Significant Representative Matters
•Successfully argued a precedent-setting case in the Pennsylvania Superior Court where a waiver of subrogation clause in a construction contract was applied to building damages caused by a windstorm three years after the project was completed.
•Successfully defended a product installer at trial in a single vehicle accident, where the placement of the product in the vehicle was claimed to be the cause of the crash at high speed. A defense verdict was obtained after a 5 day jury trial where the demand was $800,000 prior to trial.
•Timing Is Everything, Even For Bad Faith Claims, Defense Digest, Feb. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2000
•Discoverability and Proper Use of Claim Notes, Berkley Mid-Atlantic, October 2011
Honors & Awards
•AV Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
Year Joined Organization: 1998