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In the legal malpractice arena, Dennis has successfully defended attorneys and law firms sued as a result of claimed malpractice arising from virtually every underlying field of the practice of law including medical malpractice, securities, corporate litigation, corporate transactions, employment law, bankruptcy, labor law, patent law, workers' compensation, social security, administrative law, estates & trusts, family law, immigration & naturalization, personal injury, insurance defense, real estate and taxation.
Dennis also regularly defends insurance brokers and agents, real estate brokers, agents and settlement officers, architects, accountants and chiropractors.
In addition to defending attorneys and other professionals, Dennis has strategized and proactively employed creative claims avoidance and claims repair techniques on behalf of insurance companies and their insureds to avoid or ameliorate significant professional liability claims.
He has also handled significant e-commerce litigation including commercial claims brought on behalf of healthcare professionals against health insurers, network managers and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs).
Dennis has been actively involved in the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations for many years. He is a frequent lecturer and author on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In 2003, he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of Delegates, its policy-making body.
•Lawyer Exposures Under The Continuous Representation Rule and Conflicts of Interest, Pennsylvania Bar Association In-House CLE Program, September 27, 2005
•Abusive Advocacy: Frivolous Prosecution & Frivolous Defense, Lorman Education Series, February 7, 2001
•Series 2000: Professional Liability, Ethics and Professionalism, Pennsylvania Bar Association In-House CLE Program, May 21, 1999
•The Admission of Judicial Opinions from Underlying Proceedings in Subsequent Litigation Against Attorneys, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, April 20, 1999
•Plaintiff's Ultimate Weapon: The Use of Judicial Opinions from Underlying Proceedings in Litigation Against Attorneys, Pennsylvania Westport Defense Panel Conference, March 18-19, 1999
•Managing Conflicts of Interests and Handling Outside Collateral Pursuits, Pennsylvania Bar Association - Professional Liability Committee Annual Meeting, CLE Program, May 13, 1998
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year Legal Malpractice-Defendants, 2013; Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, 2006-Present
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
Year Joined Organization:2006
Dennis Roman Named 2013 Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice By Best Lawyers in America
July 10, 2013
Dennis J. Roman, shareholder with the Pittsburgh office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been named the 2013 Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice by Best Lawyers in America .Best Lawyers began designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal practice...
Four Marshall Dennehey Shareholders Selected Best Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America
June 14, 2013
Marshall Dennehey is pleased to announce that four of the firm's shareholders have been selected as 2013 Best Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America . They are:Dennis J. Roman, Pittsburgh, for Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants;Stephen A. Ryan, King of Prussia, for Medical Malpractice...
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: Judiciary Committee (2004-Present), Chair, Lawyer Insurance Committee (1998-04), Governing Council, Young Lawyers Section (1990-91)
•American Bar Association, Associate Member of Standing Committee on Lawyers Professional Liability
•Pennsylvania Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee (1987-Present)
•House of Delegates (2003-Present)
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute, 1994 - Present
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