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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

MOODK PHILADELPHIA ATTORNEYS OBTAIN VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF ALL DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS
December 2, 2022

Patricia A. Fecile-Moreland and Michael J. Joyce of MOODK’s Philadelphia office obtain early voluntary dismissal of discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act following the honorable discharge of a police officer due to PTSD, which was determined at arbitration to be non-service related. Plaintiff sought damages for the denial of the service-related pension, because […]

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MOODK NYC ATTORNEY PRESENTS ON TRIAL STRATEGIES
November 1, 2022

Marci Mitkoff of MOODK’s New York City office recently presented at the 2022 National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  Marci spoke about “Real-Life Trial Strategies that May Help Avoid the Run-Away Jury Verdict.”

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AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE LEADS TO EARLY DISMISSAL OF WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM
August 2, 2022

MOODK New Jersey Attorneys, Melissa J. Brown and Amanda A. King, obtain early voluntary dismissal of wrongful death claims involving a tragic electrocution accident involving a young girl.  Plaintiff sought millions of dollars in damages arising from the loss of their daughter.  Through aggressive early investigation, the attorneys were able to demonstrate that their client […]

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EARLY DISPOSITIVE MOTION LEADS TO DISMISSAL OF ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE INSURED
July 29, 2022

MOODK New Jersey Attorneys, Melissa J. Brown and Amanda A. King, obtain early dismissal of lawsuit against a doctor alleging unsupported constitutional claims, violations of the Americans with Disability Act, false imprisonment and medical negligence in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The dismissal was obtained early in the litigation […]

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TENACIOUS DISCOVERY LEADS TO SUMMARY JUDGMENT
July 7, 2022

Melissa Brown and Kathryn Siegeltuch of Marks O’Neill’s New Jersey office were successful in obtaining an order dismissing Plaintiff’s civil rights claims against our client, a luxury car dealership.  Plaintiff alleged they were denied the ability to purchase a vehicle from the dealership based on their status as a racial minority.  Attorneys Brown and Siegeltuch […]

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MOODK ATTORNEYS’ MOTION TO TRANSFER VENUE SUCCESS
June 13, 2022

Eileen Ford of MOODK’s Delaware office and David Helwig of MOODK’s Pittsburgh Office successfully guided their Texas-based client and lawyers in a motion to transfer venue in a Fair Labor Standards Act case (FLSA) from Delaware District Court to the appropriate District Court in Texas.   The opening brief was based on Delaware’s application of the two-step […]

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MOODK PHILADELPHIA ATTORNEY OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
June 8, 2022

Mark P. Merlini of MOODK’s Philadelphia office obtained summary judgment in a prisoner civil rights case based on allegations related to denial of proper medical treatment for an alleged severe gluten allergy.  Plaintiff claimed that consultants had recommended a biopsy and Gastroenterology consult and that he was constitutionally entitled to all testing and medical consults […]

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MOODK PHILADELPHIA ATTORNEYS SECURE DISMISSAL IN SLIP AND FALL MATTER
May 18, 2022

Craig Renitsky and Brenden Deckert of MOODK’s Philadelphia office represented the owner/landlord of a business complex that was leased out a tenant, who was Plaintiff’s employer and our named insured.  Plaintiff slipped and fell on an allegedly icy parking lot, sustaining neuro-cognitive injuries.  The named insured was barred from suit pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation […]

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