As the chair of the Construction Injury Practice Group, Ed defends a broad range of construction injury claims including accidents from scaffold falls, heavy equipment, electrical injuries, burns and construction vehicles. In his construction practice he also handles cases involving complex issues involving insurance coverage and serious losses, including catastrophic injury and death in the areas of construction accidents and construction defects. Ed regularly represents construction management companies, developers, property owners, general contractors and other construction professionals.
Ed represents aerial lift rental companies, contractors and manufacturers of various industrial products. He is most frequently asked to defend catastrophic personal injury cases. These cases typically involve construction-related accidents and product liability claims. He also handles general negligence claims.
In 1998, Ed received his Master's Degree in Trial Advocacy with honors from the Temple University School of Law. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2006 and 2008-2017 in the area of civil litigation defense.
Ed is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Following graduation from Notre Dame in 1981, he attended Duquesne University School of Law. Ed graduated in the top 25 percent of his class and received his juris doctor in 1984. He started his career with the defense litigation firm of Liebert, Short, FitzPatrick and Lavin, where he developed extensive experience in a wide range of casualty defense matters, with particular emphasis on the defense of product liability claims.
Ed has been a volunteer attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates for over 22 years. He volunteers to represent children who have been abused or otherwise need legal representation as determined by the court and assigned by the Support Center. In 1999, Ed was honored with recognition as a Distinguished Advocate for Children. He continues to actively be involved in this organization.
•2008 Update on Pennsylvania Product Liability Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 2008
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
•First Judicial District of Pennsylvanias Pro Bono Hall of Fame for work for Support Center for Child Advocates
•Litigation Management Institute, Graduate 2011 (CLMP)
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2006, 2008-2018
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Product Liability in Pennsylvania
Articles • September 1, 2009
Lift and Access, September 2009
Five Marshall Dennehey Attorneys to Serve as Faculty at the CLMs 2016 Claims College
August 11, 2016
Attorneys James H. Cole, Andrew W. Davitt, Eric A. Fitzgerald, Edward J. McGinn, Jr. and Matthew S. Schorr, all shareholders at civil defense litigation firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, will serve as faculty at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance's (CLM) 2016 Claims...
Five Marshall Dennehey Attorneys to Serve as Faculty at CLM Claims College
August 24, 2015
Attorneys James H. Cole, Andrew W. Davitt, Eric A. Fitzgerald, Edward J. McGinn, Jr. and Matthew S. Schorr, all shareholders at civil defense litigation firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, will serve as faculty at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance's (CLM) annual Claims...
Associations & Memberships
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
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