Address: 100 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 201, camp-hill, PA, 17011
Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Phone: (717) 651-3700
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|Areas of Practice||Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation|
|Description||Ed focuses his practice on the defense of claims made and suits brought against lawyers, physicians, nurses, insurance agents and brokers, real estate brokers, and other professionals in a wide variety of liability matters. He has developed an extensive trial and appellate practice, serving as first chair in some 30 trials and has represented clients in dozens of mediations. In addition, Ed has handled complex matters involving civil RICO, Stark Law litigation and compliance issues dealing with health care finance regulations. He has also been engaged in IRS litigation, representing tax payers before various taxing authorities, and is admitted before the U.S. Tax Court. Ed approaches all defense matters with a collaborative approach such that the client is involved and informed throughout the representation and plays a vital role in strategy assessment and implementation.Early in his legal career, Ed developed a strong background in legal research, and he continues to write and/or assist in the writing of his own appellate briefs. His early experience contributed to his subsequent involvement in various national class actions for several firms in Texas and Florida. As well, Ed contributed to the research and drafting of an article that appeared in the Vol. 5, No. 1 (1995) newsletter of the ABA’s Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee.Ed is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s sub-committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics. He is frequently asked to serve as a speaker on professional ethics and malpractice avoidance at both state and county bar association functions, and he as served as a moderator and presenter at more than a dozen professional liability seminars. The focus of Ed’s seminars discuss issues of professional malpractice avoidance, risk assessment, mitigation and best practices.In addition to his involvement with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Ed is also a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He conducts seminars and educational programs for numerous professional liability insurers, throughout central Pennsylvania and at their offices, nationwide.Ed is honorably discharged from the United States Army Reserve, where he served as a commissioned officer and trial counsel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He received several acknowledgments and awards for his research and analysis on biochemical terrorist response and vaccination protocols for personnel of the armed forces.In 2005 and 2006, Ed was recognized as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers advertising supplement of Philadelphia Magazine. He has also been named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in the central Pennsylvania region.When not practicing law, Ed is involved in many community activities, including youth athletic programs. He is deeply committed to the Penn State Four Diamonds campaign as well as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society wherein he was recognized as a member of the MS Leadership Class of 2006. He also serves the United Way Capitol Region.Honors & awards Pennsylvania Super Lawyer2009, 2011-2012, 2016-2020Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star2005-2007Litigation Counsel of America FellowsYear joined2008Results Pennsylvania Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Lawyer Liability Professional LiabilityAppellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice January 15, 2021 Marshall Dennehey attorneys were successful at the trial court and appellate level in the seminar legal malpractice case, Clark v. Stover, _ A.3d _, 2020 WL 7502334 (Pa. Dec. 22, 2020). In its opinion issued on December 22, 2020, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to adopt the continuous representation rule to toll the statute of limitations in a legal malpractice action. Successful Defense of Law Firm Against Legal Malpractice Cross Claims Emerging from Underlying Litigation. Professional Liability December 31, 2018 We obtained summary judgment in a legal malpractice action in Lancaster County. We represented a law firm in the defense of legal malpractice cross-claims arising during underlying litigation. The plaintiff, an environmental consulting company, sued landowners for allegedly withholding information relevant to the clean-up of gasoline spill(s) on the landowners’ property. The landowners sued their attorneys, our clients, claiming that any liability on their part was due to malpractice committed in negotiating the contract between the landowners and the consultant. Father Changes Will; Son Files Civil Action Against Estate Attorney Professional Liability August 30, 2017 Successfully defended an attorney in his individual capacity and in his capacity as executor of an estate. The plaintiff (the decedent’s son) had a verbal agreement to move into the decedent’s (his father’s) home and provide him with care. In exchange, the decedent agreed to leave his entire estate to the plaintiff, and he did so in a Will executed in 2010. After a deteriorating relationship, in May 2013 the decedent executed a new Will that essentially left the plaintiff with nothing. Convicted Kids for Cash Attorney’s Legal Malpractice Claims Dismissed Professional Liability December 6, 2016 The plaintiff was a former attorney and county commissioner who was indicted in the Kids for Cash scandal. A federal jury convicted the plaintiff of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official rights, extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering and similarly-related charges. The plaintiff subsequently filed a legal malpractice action against his criminal attorneys, one of whom was our client, alleging 22 separate instances where our client purportedly breached his duty of care.Thought Leadership Pennsylvania Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Lawyer Liability Harrisburg Professional Liability Appellate Advocacy and Post-Trial Practice January 6, 2021 On December 22, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion in Clark v. The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. On the Pulse…Marshall Dennehey Introduces Lawyers’ Professional Liability Disciplinary Board Representation Harrisburg Professional Liability September 1, 2016 By Edwin A.D. Schwartz, Esq.* Brigid Alford and Ed Schwartz (Harrisburg, PA) were featured speakers at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation October 1, 2011 Brigid Alford and Ed Schwartz (Harrisburg, PA) were featured speakers at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation in Chicago recently. The meeting was attended by both claims professionals and d Classes/Seminars TaughtAvoiding Legal Malpractice, Pennsylvania Bar Association seminars, 2010- presentMediation of Professional Liability Actions, Professional Liability Defense Federation annual meeting, September, 2016Current Issues in Legal Malpractice Litigation and Malpractice Avoidance, Cumberland County Bar Association, June 2013Legal Malpractice Primer, Professional Liability Defense Federation, September 2011Legal Malpractice Avoidance and Ethical Considerations in the Daily Practice of Law, Lancaster County Bench/Bar Conference, October 2010Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethic Complaints in Your Law Practice, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company In-House Seminar, October 2010|
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, founded in 1962, has realized substantial growth in response to our continually expanding client base. We are a defense firm, and our professional practices encompass a wide spectrum of litigation matters.We are 500 attorneys strong and have 20 offices strategically located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, and New York.This distribution of attorneys and offices prov…
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