- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
|University ||The George Washington University, B.A., International Affairs, 1997|
|Law School||Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., 2001|
|Admitted||2002, Pennsylvania; 2002, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2011, U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania|
Associations & Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Vlada has been defending the interests of companies and individuals in complex civil litigation matters throughout the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania for well over a decade. An up-and-coming trial attorney, and a member of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group, his experience encompasses all aspects of motor vehicle design and manufacture, appliances, consumer electronics, residential and industrial fires, durable medical equipment, industrial equipment, exercise equipment, perishable items and many other consumer goods. He also represents clients in matters involving pharmacy malpractice, premises liability, transportation litigation, construction accidents and consumer class actions. Vlada has handled such cases through ADR, court arbitrations and trials.
At Marshall Dennehey, Vlada is routinely involved in mentoring younger members of the firm, and has frequently spoken at attorney orientation meetings. In addition, Vlada regularly serves as an arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. He has also been named a “Rising Star” by Pennsylvania SuperLawyers in product liability defense.
Vlada was born and raised in Philadelphia. He completed his schooling in Washington, D.C., receiving his B.A. from the George Washington University in 1997, and his J.D. from the Catholic University of America in 2001. A Philadelphia lawyer at heart - in the classical sense - he returned in 2001, and began his career at a small insurance defense firm before joining Marshall Dennehey in 2003.
•Lecturer to clients on the topics of premises liability, motor vehicle law, and product liability.
• Owners of Registered but Uninsured Vehicles Beware Pennsylvania Superior Court Ruling Makes First Party Benefits Unrecoverable, Defense Digest, 2003-12, Vol. 9, No. 4
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010-2012
Year Joined Organization
|Reported Cases||Significant Representative Matters; Successfully defended dealer of an asphalt compactor in a two-week product liability trial in Philadelphia County. Plaintiff sustained a severe crush injury to the leg, and the jury returned verdicts against defendants dealer and manufacturer for over $900,000. Our motion for judgment as a matter of law, filed at the end of trial, on the client's cross-claim for indemnity against the co-defendant manufacturer on the theory of pass through liability based on absence of evidence of substantial change to the product by dealer was granted. ; Represented driver of an automobile involved in a high speed collision with limited tort plaintiff. Plaintiff allegedly sustained a torn meniscus to the knee and underwent arthroscopic surgery with subsequent rehabilitative therapy. We developed an evidentiary record that obtained partial summary judgment on the issue of limited tort for lack of any evidence of serious bodily impairment, which allowed for a favorable settlement to be reached. ; Defense verdict in week-long product liability trial in Philadelphia County for microwave manufacturer involving a fire loss allegedly due to one of their microwave ovens. There was no direct evidence of alleged defective condition, and the plaintiff proceeded on malfunction theory. Unanimous jury found the plaintiff failed to eliminate all other possible causes of the fire.|
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