Thomas McKenzie: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Thomas McKenzie

Thomas J. McKenzie is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He provides legal counsel to product manufacturers, store franchisors, and various casualty litigation defendants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Tom defends clients on a variety of matters, including products liability, civil rights, premises liability, and automobile accidents (uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist). Tom has also handled breach of contract, Federal Employer Liability Act, and toxic tort claims.
Phone(215) 575-3562

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Defects
 
University Loyola College of Maryland, B.A., Political Science, 1995
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, J.D., 1999
 
Admitted1999, Pennsylvania; 2000, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1999, District Court District of New Jersey; 1999, New Jersey, - 2012 inactive
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

• Brehon Law Society

• Pennsylvania Bar Association

• Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (4/1/13)

• Philadelphia Bar Association

• The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia (1/1/13)

 
Biography

As a member of the Casualty Department, Tom provides legal counsel to product manufacturers, transit companies, food service companies and various casualty litigation defendants in Pennsylvania. He defends clients on a variety of matters, including product liability, civil rights, premises liability, trucking and transportation, and automobile accidents (uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist). Tom has also handled breach of contract, Federal Employer Liability Act and toxic tort claims. In his career, Tom has handled numerous successful motions to dismiss prisoner civil rights claims.

Tom also serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Airbitration Program. He is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2008, 2010 -2013

Year Joined Organization: 2005

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Represented paver in a negligence action in which an elderly woman fell in a parking lot and claimed hazardous condition. Jury concluded no defect in pavement. Verdict for defense; Summary judgment granted in a case claiming negligent maintenance of a door; Summary judgment granted in a case claiming negligent maintenance of a sidewalk; Dismissal for Prejudicial Late Joinder in a FELA claim, where the original defendant alleged product liability and negligence claims against our client/corporation; Dismissal of a fire loss claim based on theories of product defect and construction defect; Successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court which affirmed trial court's ruling; Summary Judgment granted in a slip and fall claim for plaintiff's failure to articulate the mechanics of the fall in a manner that suggested the fall was due to the alleged defect; Dismissal at trial of a multiple-plaintiff automobile claim based on the failure of all plaintiffs to pass the limited tort threshold; Dismissal at trial of a slip and fall claim due to plaintiff's repeated discovery violations; Summary Judgment granted in a wrongful death product liability suit due to plaintiff's failure to provide evidence to establish that a tractor was defective when it left the hands of the manufacturer; Summary Judgment granted in Fourteenth Amendment claim by Muslim prisoner demanding Halal food; Jury verdict for client defendant in passenger's motor vehicle accident claim resulting in multiple alleged herniated discs.; Published Works: Spoliation Plaintiffs Hold Onto Your Products! A Fresh Look At The Spoliation Of Evidence Standard By The Pennsylvania Superior Court Requires That Plaintiffs Take Affirmative Steps To Preserve Evidence In Product Defect Claims, Defense Digest, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2006
 
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Office Information

Thomas McKenzie

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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