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October 07 Businessexcellence 85 For the first 20 years or so after it was founded in 1961, the firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin focused on building its practice in southeastern Pennsylvania, with a heavy emphasis on litigation defense for insurance companies, corporations and professionals. In the 1980s, the firm began to employ a strategy that would be widely adopted in the legal profession when it began to grow its regional footprint. Name partner and former CEO Robert Coleman recognized that successful firms would be those that were larger and more diversified, says Tom Brophy, the firm’s current CEO. Since then, Marshall Dennehey has added offices in other Pennsylvania cities, in New Jersey, in Delaware and in eastern Ohio and Florida, where it now has four offices. In all, Marshall Dennehey, headquartered in Philadelphia, now has 17 offices with 390 attorneys on staff and another 500 support personnel. At the same time, the firm has remained true to its roots and continues to specialize in the defense of civil litigation matters. “We’re constantly reassessing who we are and what we’re doing and we’ve concluded that if we’re not going to be a national or international multi-practice firm, we could best serve our clients by being a regional civil litigation defense firm, by being the best at what we do and by being the best and largest in those venues where we operate,” says Brophy. Organizationally the firm is divided into four specific practice areas. They are casualty, managed by Brophy; professional liability managed by Phil Toran; employment and workers’ compensation managed by Peter Miller and healthcare managed by Kate McGrath. Within those four basic categories the firm has defended a wide range of litigation matters including antitrust cases, class action matters, suits against entertainers, professional athletes and professional sports teams, product liability matters, accounting and legal malpractice matters, commercial disputes, pharmaceutical matters, and essentially any type of lawsuit that finds its way into the civil litigation arena. Among its hundreds of clients are insurance companies such as AIG, Chubb, Liberty Mutual, Zurich and CNA and MarshallDennehey