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  Francis J. Deasey A founding shareholder of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Francis “Frank” Deasey has a long history in the legal industry. In the mid-70’s, Frank joined his father’s law firm, where he was quite involved with maritime law and insurance defense. Over the years, the firm evolved to be what is now known as Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Read More...
 
  Harry G. Mahoney A founding shareholder of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Harry “Hank” Mahoney has litigated a wide variety of cases in his 40 years as an attorney. He has handled the defense of wrongful death, quadriplegia, and other catastrophic personal injury cases. Read More...
 
  Gerald J. Valentini Gerald (“Jerry”) Valentini received his BA degree from the University of Delaware in 1984. He received his Juris Doctor from the Whittier College School of Law in 1987. Read More...
 
  Henri Marcel A shareholder of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Henri Marcel has extensive experience handling professional liability, insurance coverage, bad faith, wrongful death, motor vehicle, workers’ compensation, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, municipalities, and general liability matters for both primary and excess insurance carriers and corporations. Read More...
 
  John P. Morgenstern

John P. Morgenstern is a partner and shareholder with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. where he represents governmental and private sector clients in federal and state courts and agencies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the nation. He maintains an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell.

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  Andrew B. Adair Andrew B. Adair is the resident partner for the Media (Delaware County) office of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Drew brings twenty years of litigation experience representing public entities, elected officials, businesses and public and private individuals in jury trials in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. Read More...
 
  Kevin M. Durkan Kevin M. Durkan is a partner with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Kevin has a broad range of experience defending clients in personal injury cases including those involving premises liability, products liability and construction site accidents. Read More...
 
  Matthew J. Junk Matthew J. Junk is a partner with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. He has a broad range of experience defending personal injury cases involving products liability, premises liability, motor vehicles, and construction accidents. Matthew also has experience with reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and contractual indemnification matters. Read More...
 
  Athena O. Pappas Athena Pappas is a partner with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. She is originally from Buffalo, New York, and graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She received the John J. LaFalce Merit Scholarship for her education at Villanova University School of Law. She also participated in Villanova’s Civil Justice Clinic, representing low-income clients in various civil matters. Read More...
 
  Rufus Jennings Rufus Jennings is a partner at Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Rufus is a 2003 graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was a founding member of the Human and Civil Rights Symposium. Read More...
 
  Michael P. Rausch Michael P. Rausch is Of Counsel with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. where he represents a wide variety of large corporations and insurers in technically complex and sophisticated product liability, construction, professional liability, and negligence lawsuits as well as matters involving insurance coverage and indemnification. Read More...
 
  William A. Rubert

William (“Bill”) Rubert is Of Counsel with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Bill came to the firm in 2012 with over 25 years of civil litigation experience. In the course of his practice he has taken over 30 cases to verdict in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, for both primary and excess carriers, in addition to handling numerous high-value uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations.

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  George R. Zacharkow

George Zacharkow is Of Counsel with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd.  George joined the firm in 2016 and has been practicing law in the Philadelphia region and beyond for more than 35 years. The focus of his practice is on admiralty and maritime, transportation, insurance, and commercial litigation matters. George has been called upon by his clients to handle cases in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, New York, and Maine, in addition to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. 

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  Ward A. Rivers Ward Rivers is Of Counsel with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd.  Ward joined the firm in 2003 after enjoying a successful career in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Ward represents primary and excess carriers in matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith. He has successfully represented clients in coverage matters, receiving summary judgments, negotiated rescissions, negotiated settlements, and defense verdicts. Read More...
 
  Christopher C. Negrete Christopher C. Negrete is Of Counsel with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd.  Chris joined the firm in 2004 after having been associated with a general practice firm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Chris has handled numerous arbitrations and has also served as second chair on a number of bench and jury trials in Pennsylvania. Read More...
 
  Michael G. DeGrande Michael G. DeGrande is an associate with Deasey Mahoney & Valentini with extensive experience in litigating serious and complex cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Michael defends clients in a broad range of practice areas including construction defect, construction accident, liquor liability and general liability. Read More...
 
  Lauren M. Steins Lauren M. Steins joined the firm as an associate in 2016. Lauren focuses her practice on a diverse range of liability claims including premises liability, motor vehicle liability, and employment matters.  Prior to joining Deasey, Mahoney, & Valentini, Lauren was an associate at a regional creditor’s rights firm where she represented clients in a variety of matters. Read More...
 
  Adam J. Gomez

Adam J. Gomez joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. as an associate in 2016, after working for a mid-size regional litigation firm specializing in the defense of catastrophic personal injury claims and complex commercial disputes.  Adam currently defends clients in a broad range of general liability claims including products liability, professional liability, civil rights and excess insurance litigation.  Adam also advises clients on a variety of issues including insurance coverage, and litigates complex claims involving bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and business torts.

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  Tudor I. Farcas Tudor I. Farcas joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. as an associate in November 2016, after clerking for the Honorable Mark I. Bernstein in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. Serving as a law clerk provided Tudor with a rare opportunity to work on a wide variety of civil matters. Tudor currently defends clients in a broad range of general liability claims including mass tort, products liability, personal injury, and construction defect.  Tudor also advises clients on a variety of issues including indemnification, strict liability, contractual issues, insurance coverage, and litigates complex claims involving breach of contract and business torts. Read More...
 
  Jason T. Scheets Jason Scheets joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. as an associate in 2016. Mr. Scheets specializes in defense litigation including products liability, professional liability, construction defects as well as general liability claims.  Jason has represented clients in complex litigation involving nationwide claims, while also assisting clients in litigating and resolving contractual and insurance coverage disputes. Read More...
 
  Leanna B Ruotanen Leanna B. Ruotanen joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. as an associate in 2017 after working for a mid-size regional litigation firm specializing in the defense of personal injury claims and complex commercial disputes.  Leanna currently defends clients in a broad range of general liability claims including premises liability, products liability, professional liability, construction defects, and motor vehicle liability. Leanna also advises clients on a variety of issues including insurance coverage, and litigates complex claims involving bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. Read More...
 
  Charles E. Williams Charles (“Chad”) E. Williams joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. as an associate in 2017 after working for a large full service firm.  Charles currently defends clients in a broad range of general liability claims including products liability, catastrophic personal injury, construction incidents, and excess insurance litigation.  Charles also advises clients on a variety of issues including insurance coverage. Read More...
 
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