Marc R. Kamin

Partner
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises liability
Complex Commercial Litigation
Trucking & Automobile
Premise Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2009

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

Widener University School of Law,
J.D., 2009, Dean's List

The George Washington University, B.B.A., International Business and Spanish Language and Literature, 2006

Institute for the International Education of Students and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain
International Business and Spanish Language Studies

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms

LANGUAGES

Spanish

Marc R. Kamin focuses his practice in the areas of premises liability, trucking, and commercial litigation. Marc represents one of the nation’s largest retailers as well as smaller corporations and individuals. Marc has handled hundreds of premises liability matters involving slip and falls, falling merchandise, false arrests, and premises security cases. Marc has significant experience handling matters involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims. He has also handled trucking cases and auto services cases including those with crashworthiness claims and matters allegedly resulting in death, amputations and traumatic brain injuries.

Marc’s commercial litigation experience includes mechanics’ lien matters, general contract disputes, enforcement actions, challenges to non-compete agreements, and drafting and negotiating commercial leases, construction agreements, and employment policies and agreements.

Marc has achieved several defense verdicts and successfully pursued involuntary dismissals in favor of his clients. Having handled both plaintiffs and defense work, Marc brings a well-rounded perspective to all of his cases.

Marc regularly appears in Pennsylvania State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the Restaurant, Retail & Hospitality Practice Area Committee of The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms. Marc is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Marc’s defense team favorably resolved a high-exposure, multi-faceted case involving employment, tort, and premises security concepts. The plaintiff had sustained a traumatic brain injury, including profound cognitive deficits, when her car was struck by defendant’s employee returning from an employee mandated drug test. Plaintiff’s efforts to expand employer tort liability presented complex issues of first impression for the jurisdiction, which required extensive research and legal analysis. The defendant retained the firm to replace prior defense counsel within weeks of important deadlines. Marc and other members of the defense team quickly completed outstanding discovery, prepared a dispositive motion, and got the case ready for trial. Marc’s efforts, including preparation for a focus group exercise, were critical to the case’s successful resolution at mediation.

Marc timely raised the issue of improper service of original process via preliminary objections and successfully argued the issue before the trial court judge. On appeal, Marc successfully briefed the issue for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania who affirmed the trial court’s order sustaining Marc’s preliminary objections. Plaintiff named the incorrect entity as the defendant and attempted to argue that service on a security supervisor at the location where the alleged incident occurred was sufficient. Service of original process is essential to a court obtaining jurisdiction over a defendant. Consequently, the Rules of Civil Procedure relating to service must be strictly followed. In this case, Marc successfully argued that because the statute of limitations had passed and the rules relating to service had not been strictly followed, the case should be dismissed.

A defense verdict was entered after Marc successfully argued that the plaintiff could not establish the client-defendant, a major retailer, had actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition, specifically water on the floor of a restroom stall.

Marc obtained a defense verdict when he successfully argued that the client-defendant, a major retailer, owed plaintiff no duty with respect to a customer’s use of the store-provided motorized cart which allegedly struck the plaintiff, another customer.

Marc successfully argued a motion for summary judgment before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in favor of a retail client. The plaintiff slipped and fell on a condition created by another customer approximately four minutes before the incident. Marc successfully argued that the retail store did not have actual or constructive notice of the condition due to the passage of only four minutes. The Court entered summary judgment in favor of the retail client and against the plaintiff.

Lectures

Presentation of legal topics for discussion at monthly firm meetings including: 1) assessing potential for removal to federal court based on "other paper" under 28 USC 1446 in matters initially filed within the arbitration limits; and 2) the use of effective lien interrogatories in personal injury matters.

Marc R. Kamin

Associate
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises liability
Complex Commercial Litigation
Trucking & Automobile
Premise Security

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2009

EDUCATION

Widener University School of Law,
J.D., 2009, Dean's List

The George Washington University, B.B.A., International Business and Spanish Language and Literature, 2006

Institute for the International Education of Students and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain
International Business and Spanish Language Studies

ASSOCIATIONS

Philadelphia Bar Association

LANGUAGES

Spanish

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