Karen E. Minehan

Karen E. Minehan: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Missy is a member of the Health Care Department where she focuses her practice on the defense of professional medical negligence and premises liability claims as well as medical licensing matters before licensing boards such as the Pennsylvania Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing and Psychology. Her individual clients include physicians, nurses, therapists, mental health professionals and other health care providers. Her institutional clients range from acute, long-term care and rehabilitation hospitals, correctional medicine providers, correctional institutions and outpatient dialysis facilities. Missy has handled matters encompassing a wide range of medical issues, including retained foreign objects, ob/gyn, wound care and neurological injuries. She has significant jury trial, arbitration, mediation, appellate and administrative law experience.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, where she played intercollegiate soccer, Missy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs with a J.D. and a Master's Degree in International Affairs. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable D. Richard Eckman, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas from 1996-1997.

Missy's bar admissions include the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Missy was awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in 2015 and was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2005 and 2006.

Missy has lectured on risk and event management, medical documentation, professional liability litigation, and informed consent issues in the private practice, acute care hospital and long-term care settings.

Missy is an active member of her community. In 2014, she co-founded and continues to lead the Camp Hill Ski & Snowboard Club. She is also a Girl Scout leader to an Ambassador Girl Scout Troop, an alumna volunteer for Wellesley College Office of Admissions, and a member of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library Board of Trustees. She also volunteers as a Susquehanna Service Dog puppy sitter.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Pitfalls of Social Media and Nursing, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, May 8, 2018

ED Documentation: Are You Writing Enough?, mock cross-examination, Chambersburg Hospital, April 2018

Event Management, Documentation and Disclosure: Trends, Dangers and Best Practices, 2015

Defensive Documentation, Co-presenter, Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown, PA, April 2007

Medical Records Law in Pennsylvania as it Pertains to Litigation Issues, Co-presenter, Lorman Education Services, Mechanicsburg, PA, August 2006

A Statutory Tour Through the Peer Review Protection Act, MCARE Act and the Patient Quality Improvement Act of 2005, Co-presenter, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lancaster, PA, October 2005

Avoiding Lawsuits and Facing the Ones You Cannot Avoid: Documentation, Event Review, Deposition and Trial Testimony, Co-presenter, The Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz, PA, May 2005

An Overview of Pennsylvania Law as it Relates to HMA Medical Malpractice, Co-presenter, Sedgwick/Caronia Corp, Atlanta, GA, January 2005

Honors & Awards

•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005-2006

Year Joined Organization: 2015


Marshall Dennehey Announces 2019 Shareholder Class and Special Counsel Promotions
January 2, 2019
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 13 associates and two special counsel have been elevated to shareholder. Additionally, the firm has promoted four associates to the position of special counsel. These new shareholders and special counsel represent the firm's...

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Health Care Liability
  • Long-Term Care Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(717) 651-3712  Phone
(717) 651-3707  Fax
University Attended:
Wellesley College, B.A., 1991; University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, M.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1999, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1999, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2018, U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania; 1996, Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Cleve J. Fredricksen Library Board of Trustees, Member
•Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, Troop Leader
•Southeastern Pennsylvania Wellesley Club, Member, Former President, Former Vice President

Reported Cases:
Published Works: The Public Policy Exception to the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Necessary or Nemesis?, 18 Loy. L.A. Int'l & Comp. L. J. 795 (1996)

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Senior Associate on 09/11/14 in Civil Litigation

    Karen is a credit to our profession. In my dealings with her, she was knowledgeable and persuasive in defense of her position and her client. Karen also has an excellent courtroom presence and is an effective advocate before a judge and/or jury.

    Karen is a credit to our profession. In my dealings with her, she was knowledgeable and persuasive in defense of her position and her client. Karen also has an excellent courtroom presence and is an effective advocate before a judge and/or jury. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Senior Associate on 09/11/14 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    Karen is an excellent lawyer.

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