Timothy D. Rau: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Timothy D. Rau

Timothy Rau is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He concentrates much of his practice on toxic and mass torts matters. He also maintains a part of his practice representing defendants in a number of premises liability, motor vehicle, and bad faith matters.
Phone(215) 575-2623

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos
  • Mass Tort
  • General Liability
  • Maritime Law
 
University James Madison University, B.A., cum laude, 1996
 
Law SchoolRutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey, J.D., 1999
 
Admitted1999, Pennsylvania; 1999, New Jersey; 1999, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey; 2000, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

•Maritime Law Association of the United States
•Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Biography

Tim concentrates his practice on litigation of personal injury and commercial matters. While much of his practice has focused on the litigation of mass/toxic tort matters, product liability and premises liability, Tim has also handled cases arising out of maritime and port operations. He has tried a number of cases to verdict in Philadelphia, in addition to litigating cases in the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Since joining Marshall Dennehey in 2003, Tim has litigated and managed cases related to mass and toxic tort matters arising out of exposure to asbestos, silica and benzene. He has also defended a significant number of cases filed against land owners and managers for injuries which occurred on the premises. The litigation of these cases has involved all aspects of litigation, including discovery, expert witness development and preparation, and trial.

For the last several years, Tim has also developed a practice related to maritime and port operations. The cases, mostly venued in United States District Court, have involved commercial and contractual disputes, as well as claims for personal injury arising out of port operations in Philadelphia.

Prior to attending law school, Tim attended James Madison University where he was a member of the school's cross country and track teams. Still an avid runner, Tim regularly competes in long distance races and has completed several marathons.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Harris Martin's Pennsylvania Asbestos Litigation Conference, Co-Chair, April 2009

What Constitutes an Injury Under PA Law, Resolute Management, Inc., 2007

Published Works

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation, editor

• No Special Exception to PA Statute of Repose for Asbestos Exposure, Defense Digest, 2011-09, Vol. 17, No. 3

• Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Economic Loss Doctrine, Defense Digest, 2004-09, Vol. 10, No. 3

Honors & Awards

•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2008

Year Joined Organization

2003

Publication

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • July 16, 2015
Edited by Timothy D. Rau, Esq.Federal Judge Applies Bare Metal Defense Under PA Law Judge Eduardo Robreno of the USDC for EDPA issued a thorough and searching analysis of the applicability of what has been termed the bare metal..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • April 20, 2015
Edited by Timothy Rau, Esq.New York Judge Vacates $11 Million Asbestos VerdictIn finding that the plaintiffs' experts lacked proper bases for their causation opinions, New York Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe entered an order and issued a..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • January 29, 2015
Edited by: Timothy D. Rau, Esquire En Banc PA Superior Court Vacates $14.5 Million Asbestos Verdict and Remands for New TrialBy Carol Vanderwoude, Esq.An en banc Superior Court recently affirmed a 2013 split decision by a three-judge..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • October 24, 2014
Edited by: Timothy D. Rau, Esq.PA Superior Court Affirms Motions for Summary Judgment on Asbestos Product ID FactsIn a lengthy 70-page precedential opinion issued on October 22, 2014, the Superior Court reviewed the facts against six defendants..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • August 15, 2014
Edited by: Timothy Rau, EsquireJury Finds in Favor of Defense in Philly Benzene Case In the case of Estate of David Butler v. Sunoco, March Term 2012, No. 1641, tried before Judge Rosalyn Robinson in the Philadelphia Court of Common..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • August 1, 2014
Edited by: Timothy Rau, Esquire Delaware Supreme Court Reverses $2.8 Million VerdictThe Delaware Supreme Court reversed a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff, the Estate of Michael Galliher, on the grounds that the trial court failed to..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • June 1, 2014
Edited by: Timothy Rau, EsquirePhilly Judge Rules Jury Not Permitted to Allocate Liability in Fair Share Act Case In a case that resulted in a defense verdict for the two defendants at trial, the proceedings were most notable for the..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

No Special Exception to PA Statute of Repose for Asbestos Exposure
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2011
Pennsylvania - Environmental & Toxic Torts, Key Points:Defendants in asbestos cases in Pennsylvania may invoke the provisions of the statute of repose, 42 Pa.C.S.A. 5536, as a defense to liability for harms that occur later than 12 years after the original construction that..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 3, September 2011

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representative Matters: Defense verdict in wrongful death case in Philadelphia County which it was alleged that the plaintiff/decedent's esophageal cancer and subsequent death was caused by his exposure to asbestos.; Defense verdict after two phases of a reverse bifurcated trial in Philadelphia County where the plaintiff was found by the jury to have asbestosis, but Tim's client's product was found to have not caused the plaintiff's disease.; Defense verdicts in two cases tried simultaneously where the plaintiffs each alleged they had contracted symptomatic asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos.; Premises liability verdict in Philadelphia where the plaintiff alleged permanent injury and total disability from work after a fall on the property owned and managed by Tim's client. After demanding in excess of $2.5 million prior to trial and alleging over $1 million in past and future wage loss, the jury awarded the plaintiff less than $100,000. Published Works ; Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation , editor ;No Special Exception to PA Statute of Repose for Asbestos Exposure, Defense Digest , 2011 -09, Vol. 17, No. 3 ;Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Economic Loss Doctrine, Defense Digest , 2004 -09, Vol. 10, No. 3
 
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Summary Judgment Reversed on Plaintiff's Jones Act Claims
Timothy D. Rau, July 16, 2015
The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed orders from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas granting summary judgment in favor of defendants Arco and Sunoco on the basis that evidence existed that the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos aboard vessels operated by the defendants and that the plaintiff...

Superior Court Rules Tincher Applies to Failure to Warn Cases
Timothy D. Rau, July 16, 2015
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued an opinion deciding a number of issues in the consolidated appeal of Amato v. Crane/Vinciguerra v. Crane, 2015 PA Super. 83. The cases were appeals from jury verdicts of $2.5 million and $2.3 million that were tried in Philadelphia in February 2013...

New Jersey Jury Awards $1.5 Million to 83-Year-Old Plumber for Mesothelioma
Paul C. Johnson,Timothy D. Rau, April 27, 2015
A Middlesex County jury recently handed down a $1.5 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a New Jersey asbestos lawsuit before the Honorable Ana C. Viscomi, JSC. The plaintiffs, Ronald Roe and Donna Rowe, his wife, sued a variety of defendants for asbestos exposure arising out of Ronald...

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Timothy D. Rau

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103




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