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Armand J. Della Porta, Jr.

Atlantic Region Director

MEMBER BIO

Armand has considerable experience in the defense of products liability, toxic tort, asbestos personal injury litigation, and general negligence cases. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Armand graduated from Georgetown University in 1977 with a B.A. in Government. He was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and received the Connecticut Medal for Government. He attended Villanova Law School and graduated in 1980. Armand clerked for the Honorable Charles A. Lord of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 1980 to 1981.

He joined Krusen Evans and Byrne in 1981, became a partner in 1986 and was later elected to the firm's management committee in 1988. Armand was a founding partner of Kelley Jasons McGuire & Spinelli in 1989 and started its Delaware office in 1990, which he managed until he left the firm in 2005.

Armand is currently the President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and will serve from September 2008 – September 2009. There he has served in numerous capacities including chair of Products Liability Committee, Legislative Committee, and Judicial Selection Committee. Armand has also written numerous articles for its quarterly publication, Counterpoint, and lectured at many CLE and other seminars.

He was selected as a Super Lawyer by Law and Politics and Philadelphia Magazine in 2004 and 2005. He has long been active with his alma mater, St. Joseph's Prep, having served as President of the Alumni Board of Governors, co-chair of its annual fundraiser, The Hawktion, and is currently a member of its Board of Trustees.

FIRM INFORMATION

Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin is exclusively a defense firm, and our professional practices encompass a wide spectrum of litigation matters.

We are over 400 attorneys strong and have eighteen offices strategically located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida, and New York.

This distribution of attorneys and offices provides our clients with access to state-wide or regional representation coupled with strong, accessible, and experienced centralized management.

We are proud of the remarkable level of our internal stability, ensuring file handling continuity.

Surveys of the nation's largest firms consistently show our firm to be a leader in minority hiring and advancement as measured by the number of African-American partners and associates in our ranks.

Our expertise is evidenced by the fact that many of our attorneys have had books, chapter contributions, monographs, and articles published in their practice areas.

Our firm members are quite active and play leadership roles in numerous professional, charitable, community and business associations.

We are on the cutting-edge of alternative billing arrangements.

Inquiries concerning our firm should be directed to our President and CEO, Thomas A. Brophy, Esq., whose number is (215) 575-2748. His fax number is (215) 575-0856 and his email address is tabrophy@mdwcg.com. His address is 1845 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

CONTACT INFORMATION

(302) 552-4323
Members Only

COMPANY INFORMATION

1007 N Orange St Ste 600 Wilmington, DE 19801

PRACTICE AREAS

Toxic Torts & Environmental Law, Products Liability

DRI COMMITTEES

Construction Law
DRI International
Insurance Law
Product Liability
Toxic Torts and Environmental Law

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