Claire Breaux Ventola

Claire Breaux Ventola: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (500 Attorneys)
  • 2000 Market Street, Suite 2300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Claire Breaux Ventola is a shareholder with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. She provides legal counsel to manufacturing companies and service companies in the areas of products liability and premises liability.
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Claire has extensive experience in the defense of complex litigation and general casualty cases involving product liability, premises liability, construction (representing contractors, subcontractors and product manufacturers) and personal injury. She has also defended automobile cases, breach of contract cases, real estate appraisal cases and toxic tort cases involving benzene, asbestos and silica.

Currently, Claire represents a major elevator and escalator manufacturer in Pennsylvania and an automatic door manufacturer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also has experience representing manufacturers of HVAC systems, pesticides and chemical products, commercial appliances and respiratory protective equipment, as well as experience in defending a variety of defendants in general negligence cases.

Upon obtaining her juris doctor from Boston University in 1995, Claire worked as a judicial clerk for the Supreme Court of Louisiana until 1996. Thereafter, she was a shareholder at the defense law firm of Duplass, Zwain, Bourgeois, Pfister & Weinstock in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area, where she practiced for 12 years. Claire has been with Marshall Dennehey since 2008.

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Classes/Seminars Taught

Personal Injury Law From Start to Finish: Law and Legislative Update, Sterling Educational Seminars, Philadelphia, PA, July 14, 2015


Park and Cross At Your Own Risk
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017By Claire B. Ventola, Esq.*Key Points:Property owners and operators owe no duty to protect persons injured on an adjoining roadway.Property owners and operators owe no duty to guests or..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...

The General Standards of OSHA and ANSI Do Not Preempt State Tort Claims Against Product Manufacturers in Pennsylvania
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2010
Pennsylvania - Product Liability, Key Points:Do OSHA and ANSI preempt state law tort claims?Can a plaintiff bring a products liability claim alleging that a product contain safeguards in addition to those required by OSHA and..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010


Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin Elects New Shareholders
December 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA - Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the following 13 attorneys were elected shareholders at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on December 11, 2012: Christopher Boyle, Esq.; James Lare, Esq.; Thomas Marcoz, Esq.; Brian McNulty, Esq.; Raymond...

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(215) 575-2789  Phone
(215) 575-0856  Fax
University Attended:
Northwestern State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
2008, U.S. District Court of New Jersey; 1995, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana; 1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 2010, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1995, U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana; 2007, Pennsylvania; 1995, Louisiana; 2012, New Jersey

Associations & Memberships

•American Bar Association, 1995
•Louisiana State Bar Association, 1995
•New Jersey Bar Association, 2012
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2008
•Philadelphia Bar Association, 2013

Reported Cases:
Published Works: Park and Cross At Your Own Risk, Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2017 and Counterpoint, January 2018; The General Standards of OSHA and ANSI Do Not Preempt State Tort Claims Against Product Manufacturers in Pennsylvania, Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010

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