Michael C. Mongiello

Michael C. Mongiello: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
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Michael is a member of the Health Care Department and focuses his practice on the defense of medical professional liability matters filed against hospitals, long-term care/rehabilitation facilities, medical practices, physicians, dentists and other health care providers. He also has significant experience in the defense of correctional health care claims and medical professional licensure matters. In his career to date, Michael has defended a countless number of such matters, achieving consistently favorable results through dispositive motion practice, alternative dispute resolution and formal hearing or trial. Michael is devoted to zealous representation of his clients and prides himself on preparation, good communication and conducting highly detailed investigations.

Even before graduating from law school, Michael decided to dedicate his career to these areas of practice. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey in 2009, he practiced at a Harrisburg area law firm for several years, where he gained significant experience defending medical professional liability claims.

Michael graduated cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2001. He was awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Advocacy and served as a student mentor. Michael completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Scranton, where he graduated magna cum laude in criminal justice. While at the University of Scranton, he was inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Outside of his professional activities, Michael enjoys the outdoors, boating, gardening and winter sports. He is also an avid home wine-maker.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Social Media Update: Discoverability, Admissibility and Jury Strategy, Marshall Dennehey Health Care and Health Law Seminar, November 9, 2017

The Nuts and Bolts of Defending Correctional Healthcare Claims, Jersey City, New Jersey, April 2014

Documentation: A Matter of Life/Death, Liability & Livelihood, Mechanicsburg, PA, August 2013

Augmentation of Recordkeeping Through Social Media: The New Frontier, Mechanicsburg, PA, August 2013

Documentation: A Matter of Life/Death, Liability & Livelihood, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, May 2013

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Medical Documentation, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, May 2012

Informed Consent: Nursing Concerns, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, May 2012

Most Common Claims Arising Out of Correctional Healthcare in Federal and Pennsylvania Courts, Dallas, Texas, April 2011

Year Joined Organization



Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders, Senior Counsel and Special Counsel

January 5, 2015

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 10 attorneys, half of them women, were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 9 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, categorized by office, are as follows.Philadelphia, PA: Gregory W....


Im Sorry. Mitigating Factor or Fodder for Suit?
Articles • January 3, 2013

I’m Sorry. Mitigating Factor or Fodder for Suit?
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2012

Pennsylvania - Health Care LiabilityKey Points:Pennsylvania may be enacting “apology” legislation that would allow medical professionals to apologize for, and explain the cause of unexpected medical outcomes, without...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Prisoner Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(717) 651-3704  Phone
(717) 651-3707  Fax
University Attended:
University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, B.S., 1998 Honors: magna cum laude Honors: Alpha Phi Sigma Major: Criminal Justice
Law School Attended:
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2001 Honors: cum laude
Year of First Admission:
2001, U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 2001, Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

•Dauphin County Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Published Works: Can Medical Professional Corporations Be Held Responsible Under Thompson v. Nason Hospital for Direct Corporate Negligence?, Counterpoint, The Pennsylvania Defense Institute, January 2001; I'm Sorry. Mitigating Factor or Fodder for Suit?, Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2012

Peer Reviews

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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