Address: 620 Freedom Business Center, Suite 300, king-of-prussia, PA, 19406
Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Phone: (610) 354-8493
|Title||Shareholder; Co-Chair Trucking & Transportation Liability Practice Group|
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|Description||Jim is a shareholder and a member of the Casualty Department concentrating his practice on fleet transportation litigation. He serves as co-chair of the Trucking and Transportation Litigation Practice Group.For over three decades of practice, Jim has focused his practice in the representation of self-insureds and insurers in complex tort and coverage litigation involving all types of common carrier and private transportation fleets, including interstate trucking, waste haulers, taxicab, shuttle and bus operators, loading dock matters, rental vehicle fleets, and paratransit and ambulance services. These have frequently involved issues of driver qualification records, hours of service and log violations, and driver supervision and training, as well as off dispatch and independent contractor issues.Jim has handled all types of personal injury, cargo, hazardous materials, indemnification, and insurance coverage issues in this area of practice. Jim has handled numerous fatality cases arising out of transportation accidents, including three defense verdicts and multiple wage earner brain damage cases. In addition to accidents involving multiple claims of fatality/injuries, Jim has successfully coordinated policy tender in multiple claimant situations involving disaster type damages and insufficient coverage. He is frequently brought in to supervise the initial accident response in major crashes, coordinate the investigation, handle record and evidence preservation, and oversee expert activity and spoliation prevention issues.Jim earned his bachelor of science degree, cum laude, from West Chester State University and his juris doctor from Villanova University where he served on the Law Review. He speaks frequently on transportation law topics for business professionals and was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s Transportation Mega Conference II. Jim is the author of a number of articles on transportation law published in Defense Digest.Jim has been recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of transportation.Honors & awards AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Pennsylvania Super Lawyer2006Year joined1996Thought Leadership Limited Tort Proof: Get the Signed Waiver Election Form!! Philadelphia – Headquarters Trucking & Transportation Liability December 1, 2014 By James D. Hilly, Esq.*Key Points: Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2014 Classes/Seminars TaughtAdvanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institiute, December 2012Handling Commercial Vehicle First-Party Benefit Claims Under the PA Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act, November 2011Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Pennsylvania , National Business Institute, 1998 Presenting and Defending Claims Against Transportation Carriers, Transportation MegaConference II, American Bar Association, 1995|
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