William C. Foster: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

William C. Foster

William C. Foster is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. His practice is devoted largely to the defense of bad faith and other insurance issues, products liability, ERISA, general liability and commercial litigation.
Senior Counsel
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone(215) 575-4551

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Bad Faith
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability
University University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1966
Law SchoolRutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey, J.D., 1970
Admitted1970, Pennsylvania; 1970, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1990, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1990, New Jersey; 1990, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey; 2000, U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association

•Philadelphia Bar Association


Bill devotes the majority of his practice to the defense of insurance coverage and bad faith claims, construction litigation, and product liability matters. He has taken more than 100 cases to trial and has successfully defended many of these in front of a jury.

Over the course of his legal career, Bill has provided successful representation for major insurance carriers regarding bad faith claims, numerous product liability claims, e.g. a major heavy duty truck manufacturer and a manufacturer of press brakes and shears, as well as successful representation of a major insurance carrier in an action relating to a catastrophic construction accident that involved numerous personal injury and property damage claims.

In 1966 Bill graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Thereafter, he attended Rutgers University School of Law where he earned his juris doctor in 1970. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Bill has given a number of presentations to clients regarding bad faith issues, and has frequently served as a panelist at seminars relating to bad faith organized by the National Business Institute and the Pennsylvania Law Institute. He has also given presentations relating to trial advocacy and other issues.

Bill has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the years 2006 through the present.

Classes/Seminars Taught

•Various Seminars regarding Bad Faith, National Business Institute (NBI), 2001 - 2003

Bad Faith Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Annual Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, 2000 - 2003, 2007

PLI Seminar, 2002, 2003

Honors & Awards
• AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2006-2015


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Office Information

William C. Foster

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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