Nicholas D. Bowers

Nicholas D. Bowers: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (504 Attorneys)
  • 2000 Market Street, Suite 2300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Nicholas D. Bowers is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in the firm's Casualty SIU department. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has concentrated his practice in the areas of SIU and Insurance Fraud litigation with a specific emphasis on medical provider and large loss fraud. To this end, Nicholas has advocated defense positions in courts throughout the State of New Jersey and assisted in high-value medical provider litigation.
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Biography

Nick Bowers is a shareholder in the firm’s Casualty Department, where he defends both insured and self-insured entities in cases involving catastrophic injury. Nick has broad experience in handling construction accident cases as well as products liability, dram shop, auto and premises liability matters.

Nick has significant first chair trial experience. During the course of his career, he has handled cases in both Federal and State Courts, obtaining favorable outcomes for clients at trial, arbitration and by way of summary judgment. Nick's practice in recent years has trended towards the defense of property owners and contractors in the context of often complex construction litigation.

Nick also has experience in the area of insurance fraud (“SIU”) litigation. In this role, Nick handles a wide variety of auto litigation (including UM/UIM) as well as premises liability matters flagged for suspected fraudulent activity.

Nick graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2005. While at Loyola, he was a four-year starter on the men's tennis team (NCAA Div. I), serving as captain during his senior year. After Loyola, he was employed on Capitol Hill at the United States House Committee on Ways and Means before enrolling at Temple University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 2009.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Accident Prevention and Investigation: Strategies for Risk Mitigation, Client Presentation, April 2017

Pennsylvania First-Party Benefits: An Overview. Client seminar. Presented August, 2015.

SIU and the Third-Party Liability Case: An Overview and Tactics. CLE Course. Presented July, 2015.

Past Employment Positions

•Bankruptcy Unit, Civil Division, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, spring 2009, Clinical Intern

•U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, Legislative Intern

Honors & Awards

•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2017-2018

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Year Joined Organization: 2009

News

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...

Publication

Bankruptcy Fraud-Tactics for the Effective Use of a Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy Filing in Defending Civil Claims
Defense Digest Article • December 17, 2013
By Nicholas D. Bowers, Esq.* Key Points: Where a civil plaintiff files for federal bankruptcy protection after the cause of action arose (date of loss), that plaintiff must disclose the civil case as an “asset” in his/her..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 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 intended to provide...

Supreme Court of Florida clarifies law on pre-2013 EUOs, reserves comment as to applicability and/or validity of 2012 PIP law amendment.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The Supreme Court of Florida considered the certified question from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of “[w]hether, under FLA. STAT. 627.736 [2008], an insurer can require an insured to attend an [examination under oath] as a condition..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013

New Jersey Appellate Division allows trial judges to remand PIP arbitration appeals to Forthright.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013
The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, considered whether a New Jersey Superior Court judge could appropriately remand an appeal of a Forthright/National Arbitration Forum (Forthright) arbitration back to Forthright for further findings..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013

SIU Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2013
Articles • October 1, 2013

Winning Legal Strategies for Combating A Prickly Problem Sticking New Jersey PIP Carriers
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2013
By Nicholas D. Bowers, Esq. and Ariel C. Brownstein, Esq.* Key Points: Billing by acupuncturists in relation to New Jersey PIP claims has increased in recent years. An aggressive, proactive..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013

Material misrepresentations made by an insured in an application for insurance will serve to void the PIP claim of the insured's resident boyfriend where a spouse-like relationship is found to exist.
Law Alerts • January 11, 2013
New Jersey Appellate Division determination involving an appeal of a Superior Court finding in favor of Nelson. This case stemmed from an automobile accident which occurred in 2006 while Mr. Martino, Ms. Nelson's live-in boyfriend and the father..., Case Law Alerts - 1st Quarter 2013

Physician Assistants (PAs) are not authorized to perform the electrodiagnostic test known as needle electromyography (EMG).
Law Alerts • October 1, 2012
In this New Jersey Supreme Court action, the Court affirmed the Appellate Division's determination in Selective Ins. Co. of Am. v. Rothman, 414 N.J. Super. 331 (App. Div. 2010). In affirming the Appellate Division, the Supreme Court essentially..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2012

A health care provider who received assignment of PIP benefits from an insured is not obligated to furnish to the insurer information with respect to the provider's ownership structure, billing practices and regulatory compliance.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2012
In this New Jersey Supreme Court action, the court affirmed, on different grounds, the Appellate Division's determination in Selective Ins. Co. of Am. V. Hudson E. Pain Mgmt., 416 N.J. Super. 418 (App. Div. 2010). The Court held that an..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2012

Material misrepresentations by an insured during the course of a carrier's arson investigation represents sufficient grounds to deny coverage under policy terms and defeat a bad faith action.
Law Alerts • July 1, 2012
The plaintiff, a State Farm insured, brought an action against the defendant claiming that State Farm breached the insurance contract and failed to act in good faith in denying his homeowner's claim (pertaining to a house fire). State Farm..., Case Law Alert - 3rd Qtr 2012

Material misrepresentation(s) made by insured to his insurance carrier during the course of the presentation of homeowner's claim permits carrier to disclaim coverage based on policy language and gives rise to a cause of action under NJ Insurance Act.
Law Alerts • July 1, 2012
In this United States District Court matter wherein the federal court interpreted New Jersey law in a diversity action brought by Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London against its insured, Salvatore Alesia, alleging violations of the New Jersey..., Case Law Alert - 3rd Qtr 2012

Areas of Practice (9)

  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Insurance Fraud
  • SIU
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(215) 575-2742  Phone
(215) 575-0856  Fax
www.marshalldennehey.com/attorneys/nicholas-d-bowers
University Attended:
Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, B.A., Political Science, 2005
Law School Attended:
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, J.D., Law Journal: Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Senior Note & Comment Editor, 2009
Year of First Admission:
2009
Admission:
2009, U.S. District Court of New Jersey; 2014, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2013, Pennsylvania; 2009, New Jersey
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Loyola University, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, Board of Directors
•Philadelphia Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Secured dismissal with prejudice of clients (bar owners) in high value dram shop case involving the unfortunate death of an automobile occupant. Court granted preliminary objections and found that Plaintiff's claims were barred as a matter of law based on Plaintiff's failure to object or otherwise reserve rights to contribution and/or indemnification when executing an Order to Settle, Discontinue and End in a prior, related, litigation.; Secured dismissal with prejudice in significant property loss/theft case. Plaintiff alleged that his landlord stole several artifacts and other materials from him while Plaintiff was out of the country. Plaintiff testified that he filed for bankruptcy and obtained a discharge after the alleged theft. Plaintiff did not list his claim against my client on his bankruptcy petition and thus Plaintiff forfeited his post-discharge right to this asset (claim) per the United State Bankruptcy Code. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed case with prejudice when confronted with bankruptcy evidence and legal argument.; Secured summary judgment in favor of large oil refinery based on argument that refinery was the owner out of possession and thus had no control over the premises and therefore had no duty of care with respect to the Plaintiff.; Obtained defense verdict in Philadelphia premises liability matter. Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell on dirty water which accumulated in the lobby of Defendant's premises. Defense verdict secured based on Plaintiff's failure to establish that Defendant had actual or constructive notice of alleged dangerous condition.; Published Works: Bankruptcy Fraud-Tactics for the Effective Use of a Plaintiff's Bankruptcy Filing in Defending Civil Claims, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013; Acupuncture Billing Has PIP Carriers on Pins and Needles, SIU Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2013; Winning Legal Strategies for Combating A Prickly Problem 'Sticking' New Jersey Carriers, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013; Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2012-present; Why California's 2006 Climate Change Legislation May Pave The Way For A Global Greenhouse Solution, Temp. Int'l. & Comp. L. J.
ISLN:
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