Timothy provides legal counsel to insured individuals and corporations who are defendants in claims arising in the areas of premises liability, product liability, construction defects, and auto liability. Tim also represents homeowners sued for alleged failure to disclose pre-sale conditions of their homes to buyers, a practice area referred to as real estate sellers disclosure liability. He has defended claims on behalf of companies in slip and fall cases, manufacturing design and defect cases, and failure to warn cases.
Tim has litigated multiple construction defect matters in Philadelphia and surrounding county courts involving stucco/ EIFS coated structures and water intrusion, both as the stucco contractor and on behalf of other trades. Stucco/ EIFS issues have also been involved in many of the seller's disclosure cases he has litigated.
Tim's significant experience in this area has allowed him to develop a working familiarity with residential construction techniques and related liability issues. He has litigated more general construction defect issues, including building code compliance on behalf of general contractors performing casualty remediation on existing structures.
To date, Tim has tried roughly a dozen cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania. Hundreds more have been handled to a successful conclusion through public and private arbitration forums. Tim regularly serves as an arbitrator on cases in both Montgomery and Delaware Counties.
Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Tim was an associate at the law firm of Kelly, McLaughlin and Foster, after working at the law firm of Margolis Edelstein. At both firms, Tim primarily handled premises liability and automobile liability matters for the insurance company clients' policyholders. Tim also maintained a solo practice focusing exclusively on automobile and casualty subrogation for nearly eight years for over a dozen different insurance company clients.
Tim is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Rutgers School of Law. He was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Achievement in the study of Torts while matriculating at Rutgers School of Law.
•Panelist, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education program, Philadelphia's Compulsory Arbitration Program, 2001
Past Employment Positions
•Kelly, McLaughlin, Foster, Bracaglia, Daly, Trabucco & White, LLP
•Timothy J. Hartigan, Attorney At Law, P.C.
•Law Offices of Stewart Crawford, P.C.
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