Armand J. Della Porta, Jr.

Armand J. Della Porta, Jr.: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Biography

Armand concentrates his practice in the defense of products liability, toxic tort, asbestos personal injury litigation and general negligence cases. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Armand graduated from Georgetown University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and received the Connecticut Medal for Government. He attended Villanova Law School and graduated in 1980. From 1980 to 1981, Armand clerked for the Honorable Charles A. Lord of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

He joined Krusen Evans and Byrne in 1981, became a partner in 1986 and was later elected to the firm's management committee in 1988. Armand was a founding partner of Kelley Jasons McGuire & Spinelli in 1989 and started its Delaware office in 1990, which he managed until he left the firm in 2005.

In 2015, Armand was appointed Atlantic Regional Director of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the country's leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. He is also a past president of the Defense Counsel of Delaware and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI), where he held the positions of chair of the Products Liability, Legislative and Judicial Selection committees. Armand has also written numerous articles for the PDI's quarterly publication, Counterpoint, and has lectured at many CLE and other seminars.

He has long been active with his alma mater, St. Joseph's Prep, having served as past president of the Alumni Board of Governors, member of the Board of Trustees and co-chair of its Hawktion. He remains active with the alumni board, the Hawktion and other fundraising activities.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Bankruptcy Trusts and Discovery Issues, Perrin Conferences' Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, Hockessin, DE, May 2016

Status of Litigation and Recent Decisions - Filings, Trends, Projections & Pending Litigation in DE, MD, PA, and Federal Courts, Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, February 2015

Status of Litigation and Recent Decisions - Filings, Trends, Projections & Pending Litigation in DE, MD, PA and Federal Courts, Perrin Conferences - Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference, Wilmington, DE, January, 2015

Significant New Case Law in Asbestos Litigation in Delaware, Harris Martin sponsored seminar, February 2008

Asbestos Litigation in Delaware - Past, Present & Future, National Business Institute, December 2007

Insurance Coverage Issues in Auto Cases, December 2000

•CLE Seminars on Product Liability, Pennsylvania Defense Institute & Phila. Assn. of Defense Counsel, June 1999, April 1997, October 1996, January 1995, March 1994, August 1992

Preparing Witnesses for Deposition and Trial, December 1998

Pennsylvania Insurance Law - Bad Faith Claims, September 1994 & 1995

Pennsylvania and Delaware Auto and Bad Faith Law, August 1993

Honors & Awards

•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2004-2005

Year Joined Organization

2005

News

Marshall Denneheys Armand Della Porta, Jr. Tapped for DRI Board Position

August 13, 2015

Armand J. Della Porta, Jr., shareholder in the Wilmington office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been appointed Atlantic Regional Director of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the country's leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Mr. Della Porta,...

Publications

Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • June 1, 2016

Edited by Timothy D. Rau, EsquireBare Metal Defense Applied Under Maritime Law in Eastern District of PABy Timothy Rau, Esq.Judge Eduardo Robreno issued an opinion in DeVries v. General Electric Co., 5:13-00474 (E. D. Pa. May 18, 2016),..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Can Plaintiff Board the Amount of Medical Expenses Billed or Merely the Amount Paid?
Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2015

By Armand J. Della Porta Jr., Esq.*Key Points:What is the value of medical services in Delaware?Under a recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court, a plaintiff can submit to the jury the amount Medicare paid for medical services,..., Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015Defense 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 Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation
Law Alerts • August 1, 2014

Edited by Timothy Rau, EsquireDelaware Supreme Court Reverses $2.8 Million VerdictThe Delaware Supreme Court reversed a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff, the Estate of Michael Galliher, on the grounds that the trial court failed to instruct the..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Asbestos and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Mold Personal Injury
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Automobile and General Negligence Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(302) 552-4323  Phone
(302) 552-4340  Fax
www.marshalldennehey.com
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, Pennsylvania; 1980, U.S District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; 1990, Delaware; 1990, District Court District of Delaware; 2005, Maryland
Memberships:

Associations & Memberships

•Defense Counsel of Delaware, President 2012 - 2013
•Defense Research Institute, Atlantic Regional Director 2015 -; Delaware State Representative, 2010 - 2013
•Delaware State Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute, President 2008-09

Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Defended two asbestos clients in claims with demands to each client in excess of $1 million. Our clients initially were represented to be target defendants. After pretrial preparation and investigative work, we were able to demonstrate that our clients had significant defenses to plaintiff's claims and were able to settle case for 10% and 20% of original demands, well below what other target defendants paid.; Defended target defendant in alleged illegal police pursuit case. Initial demand was $15 million. Successfully tried the case for four weeks in U.S.D.C., M.D. PA. and was able to settle case at that point for 10% of original demand.; Successfully tried over 100 asbestos cases to verdict in Pennsylvania and Delaware, many with defense verdicts.; Published Works: Contributor, Legal Updates for Toxic Torts Litigation , 2014-present; Can Plaintiff Board the Amount of Medical Expenses Billed or Merely the Amount Paid?, Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015; Recent Developments in Spoliation, Counterpoint, June, 1999; Parks v. Allied Signal, Inc.: The Admissibility of Evidence of Plaintiff's Conduct in 402A Cases, Counterpoint, September, 1997; Product Liability Update, Counterpoint, 1985 to 1995; The Product Line Exception to the Law of Successor Liability, Counterpoint, October, 1993; Whether a Person Suffering Allergic Reactions Can Recover Under Strict Liability - A Review of PA & National Law, Counterpoint, January, 1992
ISLN:
907929503

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (2)
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    4.2/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 12/14/11 in Asbestos Litigation on 12/14/11

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    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/05/12 in Accident Insurance on 03/05/12

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