In 2002 Charlene graduated from John Carroll University, magna cum laude, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and awarded the Kathy L. Barber Outstanding Scholar Award in Political Science for graduating seniors. Also during her time at John Carroll, Charlene served as an intern for the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Cleveland, Ohio, a division of the United States Department of Commerce, where she assisted small and medium-sized businesses with regulatory compliance issues and market research relating to the exportation of goods.
Charlene subsequently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she graduated with honors in 2006. Through law school, Charlene served on the executive board for the Pittsburgh Tax Review as the articles editor where she ensured the accuracy of legal propositions asserted by tax professionals and improved the authors' writing techniques. Also while in law school in 2004, Charlene joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a law clerk and upon graduation continued with the firm in the Professional Liability Department.
Honors & Awards
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018
Year Joined Organization: 2004
Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders and Special Counsel
January 4, 2016
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 8 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, listed by office, are as follows. Philadelphia, PA: Jason W. Bialker, member of...
Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Handbook 2017 Edition
Articles • October 2, 2017
Please feel free to download the PA Legal Malpractice Handbook - 2017 Edition, found at the below link.
Another Crack In the Dam: “Narrow” Class of Beneficiaries Who May Sue Attorney Without an Attorney-Client Relationship Not So Narrow After All
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2015
Key Points: Intended third-party beneficiary theory is a limited exception to the strict privity requirement in suits for attorney legal malpractice in Pennsylvania. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania in Estate of Robert Agnew v. Ross..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2015 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 legal...
Plaintiffs in legal malpractice actions premised upon breach of contract may recover all actual damages incurred, including consequential damages.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
In this legal malpractice action, the plaintiffs set forth a claim for breach of contract arising from an underlying stock purchase agreement, wherein the plaintiffs erroneously believed, based upon attorney-defendants' advice, that the sale..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013
Attorney's assurances to client that a Master's recommendation in divorce proceedings was incorrect served to toll the statute of limitations of legal malpractice action under the equitable tolling doctrine.
Law Alerts • April 11, 2013
In this legal malpractice action, the attorney-defendant appealed a jury verdict entered against her in favor of the plaintiff, her former client in underlying divorce and support proceedings. The plaintiff alleged that the attorney-defendant failed..., Case Law Alerts - 2nd Quarter 2013
Summary Judgment in High-Stakes Legal Malpractice Case
Apr 21, 2016
Obtained summary judgment in a legal malpractice case seeking in excess of $2 million stemming from a trial court judge’s determination in underlying litigation that our lawyer-clients had waived, on behalf of their former clients, challenges...
Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Case
Jun 8, 2015
Won dismissal of our lawyer-clients in a legal malpractice lawsuit arising from improper advice given in underlying bankruptcy proceedings. Our clients represented the plaintiffs, an individual and her limited liability company, in connection with...
Associations & Memberships
•Allegheny County Bar Association
•Allegheny County Bar Association, Lawyer Insurance Committee
•Allegheny County Bar Association, Amicus Curiae Brief Committee
•American Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
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