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New Jersey and Pennsylvania Civil Litigation Defense Lawyers

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McDonnell & Associates represents retailers and other commercial property owners in premises liability cases. The firm brings extensive trial experience that includes the representation of defendants in over 100 cases tried to verdict. Our attorneys serve and have served as national coordinating counsel nationwide for certain high exposure risks including premises security and catastrophic injury claims. Because these cases often involve owners, tenants, management companies, and contractors with various responsibilities, the firm possess unique skills in enforcing the operative leases and contracts; and can serve as coverage counsel where there are disputes over defense and indemnity obligations under the applicable insurance policies.

The firm maintains an active e-discovery practice to secure video and electronic evidence; protect its confidentiality; and ensure that it can be searched and produced efficiently in complex litigation. Attorneys have successfully precluded premises liability (and security) experts under Daubert and its progeny.

The firm utilizes world class medical consultants and experts to scrutinize and minimize damage claims.  Clients have recognized the firm’s premises liability practice group for trying and winning cases; and for closing cases quickly and expeditiously. We are familiar with virtually every type of handling guidelines and claims philosophy; and have met our client’s goals under any objective metrics for evaluation. 

Our firm partners with our clients early to develop detailed agreed upon case management plans and budgets on every matter. This includes the preparation of an investigation plan where significant documents and materials are identified for retention, witnesses are identified, store and site visits take place, and exposure is assessed. The firm also places a priority on executing the agreed upon case management plan within the approved budget; and bringing matters to their earliest resolution in the most cost-effective manner.

Our lawyers have experience both as trial lawyers and litigators. We have tried over 100 jury trials to verdict in multiple jurisdictions. Our firm lawyers have litigated countless alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mass mediations, arbitrations, and mini-trials. Our attorneys have acted as arbitrators and one of our attorneys also serves as a Magisterial District Justice.

The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience conducting focus groups and opinion exercises to develop strategies for handling cases.  The results of these exercises help the client make early determinations as to the value of the matter and the resources needed to defend the case.  It is an important tool in developing case strategies and making prudent economic decisions

Contact McDonnell & Associates to schedule a consultation regarding corporate law or commercial litigation needs, including shareholder agreement disputes or corporate dissolutions.

610.337.2087  King of Prussia, PA

856.429.5300  Cherry Hill, NJ

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The Law Offices of McDonnell & Associates serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey in communities such as Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown, Scranton, Cherry Hill, Camden, Millville, and Atlantic City.

Metropolitan Business Center
860 First Avenue, Unit 5B
King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Phone: 610-337-2087
Fax: 610-337-2575

500 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-429-5300
Fax: 856-429-5314