Taisha K. Tolliver

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Security
Products Liability
Premises Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2011

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2016

New Jersey, 2011

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 2015

EDUCATION

Widener University School of Law, J.D. 2011; Trial Advocacy Honor Society

Rowan University, B.A., 2008

ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Black Women Lawyers

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

New Jersey Rising Star - Personal Injury Defense 2017

Best Advocate 2010 - Trial Advocacy Honor Society

Taisha K. Tolliver has extensive civil litigation experience in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Taisha’s practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients in the areas of premises liability, premises security and products liability.  Taisha handles all aspects of her cases including discovery, motion practice, mediations, and arbitrations.  Taisha regularly defends a “Fortune 500” company in New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal courts. Taisha has also participated in developing defense strategies for complex torts through focus groups and mock trials, particularly premises security cases. Taisha has also assisted with damage evaluation through jury research and the use of medical cost utilization review.


Prior to joining McDonnell & Associates, Taisha worked for a prominent insurance defense firm specializing in long-term care and healthcare claims, defending various health facilities and individual health professionals.   Through this experience, Taisha has developed specialized expertise in evaluating medical and treatment records. Taisha independently managed her own caseload and participated in all aspects of trial preparation.


Taisha hails from a law enforcement family and brings a unique perspective to the firm’s defense of cases asserting third party liability for criminal acts. While in law school, Taisha earned the title “Best Oral Advocate” in connection with her membership in the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and placement in the National Trial Competition as a semi-finalist.  Taisha also brought extensive experience defending workers’ compensation claims before commencing her employment at the firm.


Taisha's commitment to community service is exemplified through her work at Community Holiness Church in Philadelphia where she serves in the Community Outreach and Mentorship programs.  She enjoys working in the community and acting as a mentor to inner city youth. 

Defended large retailer in a premises liability action involving a slip and fall on an unidentified liquid. Plaintiff claimed severe and complex medical issues as a result of the fall including a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Plaintiff initially demanded six figures to settle the case. After extensive investigation and cross examination at deposition, Taisha uncovered a history of perjury and insurance fraud convictions in connection with a prior workers’ compensation claim. Thereafter, Taisha resolved the case settled for a nominal four figure sum.

Lectures

“Introduction to Law:” An Interactive Discussion, presenter, Columbia Middle School Gifted Support Class, Lancaster PA April 2017

Participant and speaker for the firm at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firm's Annual Expo in Houston, Texas in September 2016.

 

Taisha K. Tolliver

Associate
Cherry Hill, New Jersey

PRACTICE AREAS

Premises Security
Products Liability
Premises Liability

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania, 2011

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2016

New Jersey, 2011

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey 2015

EDUCATION

Widener University School of Law, J.D. 2011; Trial Advocacy Honor Society

Rowan University, B.A., 2008

ASSOCIATIONS

Association of Black Women Lawyers

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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.

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