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That is how Marks O’Neill has remained one of the Northeast’s well-known and premier defense firms. Marks O’Neill continues to set the standard for creative, aggressive and effective defense strategies coupled with unparalleled client service. Over the past three decades, we have fortified this reputation by delivering exemplary results for our clients across a wide range of industries and markets. Our proactive approach to litigation is continuously supported by our track-record and accomplishments in each jurisdiction. Marks O’Neill continues to strive for legal excellence coupled with cost-effective results.

Recent News

Attorneys from New Jersey Office Obtain Voluntary Dismissal of Wrongful Death Action
May 9, 2018

Melissa Brown and Amanda King of Marks O’Neill’s New Jersey office were successful in obtaining voluntary dismissal of a wrongful death action.  Plaintiff originally alleged that the negligence of our insured condominium association resulted in the fall and subsequent death of the decedent.  Our team worked diligently to create a strong record demonstrating the lack […]

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Attorney from Philadelphia Office Secures Transfer of Motor Vehicle Accident Case
May 9, 2018

Benjamin Tursi of Marks, O’Neill’s Philadelphia office recently secured transfer of a very serious motor vehicle accident case, where one passenger was ejected and died and another claimed permanent injuries.  After aggressively pursuing additional venue discovery and depositions, the case was transferred more than one year into the litigation out of Philadelphia to Cumberland County, […]

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Attorneys from New Jersey Office Win Motion to Dismiss New Jersey Federal Court Action
May 7, 2018

Sean X. Kelly and Christian M. Scheuerman of Marks, O’Neill’s New Jersey office recently won a motion to dismiss in a New Jersey federal court action asserting  FDCPA and fraud claims against a law firm brought by a defendant in a foreclosure action.  Our team argued that the state law claims were barred by the litigation […]

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Attorneys from New Jersey Office Obtain Summary Judgement in Attorney Malpractice Case
May 4, 2018

Sean X. Kelly and Christian M. Scheuerman of Marks, O’Neill’s New Jersey office recently obtained summary judgment in a New Jersey attorney malpractice case.  Our client represented a plaintiff in a  medical malpractice action and obtained a substantial settlement on the client’s behalf . However, the underlying client failed to repay a worker’s compensation lien asserted […]

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Presentation on Legal Malpractice Defense  Strategies
May 3, 2018

Cecil Jones, Christian Scheuerman and Melissa Kanbayashi  conducted a CE presentation for a group of claims professionals addressing  how to effectively defend legal malpractice claims.  The topics  included varying approaches to the “case within a case” aspect of such claims and how to creatively  utilize pre-trial discovery and motion practice to successfully defend legal malpractice […]

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Attorneys from New Jersey Office Obtain Summary Judgement in Attorney Malpractice Case
May 2, 2018

Sean X. Kelly and Christian M. Scheuerman of Marks, O’Neill’s New Jersey office recently obtained summary judgment in an attorney malpractice case, which alleged that an attorney was negligent for failing to fully explain the terms of a settlement agreement to a client.  Our team filed a motion seeking to strike plaintiff’s expert,  arguing that […]

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Attorneys from Elmsford, New York, Office Secure a Dismissal with Prejudice for Client
April 24, 2018

On April 19, 2018, Carol Tempesta and Julie Mer of our Elmsford, NY office secured a dismissal with prejudice for a Marks O’Neill client during voir dire in a high profile Weitz & Luxenberg NYCAL asbestos matter after moving for a mistrial.   Jury selection had been ongoing for eight days and we continued to press […]

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Attorneys from Philadelphia Office Obtain Summary Judgment on Client’s Behalf in Wrongful Termination Case
March 21, 2018

Patricia Fecile-Moreland and Megan Davis of Marks, O’Neill’s Philadelphia office were successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of their client in a wrongful termination case brought pursuant to the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law (PWL). The case centered around the plaintiff’s contention that her former employer fired her on the basis of her meeting with government […]

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