Anwar T. Abdur-Rahman

June 5, 2022

Anwar is an attorney who focuses his practice on the defense of insured and self-insured entities in a variety of litigation matters including premises liability, dram shop/liquor liability cases, motor vehicle accidents, and transportation & trucking matters.

Anwar joined German, Gallagher & Murtagh as an associate in the firm’s casualty litigation and transportation and trucking practice groups. Prior to joining German, Gallagher & Murtagh, Anwar worked as an associate at a large Philadelphia-area insurance defense firm in their Workers’ Compensation department.

Anwar earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey. In his final year at Rutgers Law School, Anwar was recognized for his writing by winning the Greg Lastowka Writing Competition. Anwar was also recognized with the pro-bono award for significant service upon graduation. Immediately upon graduation, Anwar gained his first practical experience in providing a variety of legal services to low- and moderate­ income New Jersey residents through the Rutgers Law Associates Fellowship Program.

Education

Rutgers Law School
Juris Doctorate, 2020

West Chester University
B.S. Criminal Justice, 2016

Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

Honors & Awards

June 17, 2022

Jury Verdict Trends In The Midst of a Pandemic

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June 5, 2022

GGM is proud to announce its newest Litigation Associate Anwar Abdur-Rahman

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Francis V. Bovio

December 21, 2021

Fran focuses his practice on the defense of casualty, premises, and trucking and transportation lawsuits.

Francis joined German, Gallagher & Murtagh as an associate in 2021, focusing his practice on casualty litigation and trucking litigation. Francis participates in the defense of insured and self-insured entities in a variety of litigation matters, including premises liability, dram shop/liquor liability cases, motor vehicle accidents, and professional liability matters.

Prior to joining German, Gallagher & Murtagh, Francis was an associate at a Philadelphia-area civil litigation defense firm where he defended parties in a wide range of matters, including premises liability, nursing home liability, and asbestos litigation matters.

Francis earned his Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. During his time in law school, Francis was the Managing Editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal and a Law and Public Policy Scholar. He also served as a Certified Legal Intern for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases at preliminary hearings. Additionally, Francis interned with a federal district court judge and the United States Department of Justice.

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., 2019

Temple University
B.A., Political Science, cum laude, with Minor in Business Studies

Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

February 8, 2022

Admissions of Agency: Pennsylvania Trucking Defense Gains Instructive Momentum

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December 21, 2021

GGM is proud to welcome Fran Bovio to our Litigation Team!

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Attorneys:

M. Dinora Smith

November 17, 2021

Dinora focuses her practice on the defense of products liability, medical malpractice, and casualty liability suits.

As an associate at German, Gallagher & Murtagh, M. Dinora Smith contributes to the firm’s products liability, medical malpractice, casualty litigation, and premises liability practice groups. Dinora’s litigation strategy involves developing a comprehensive grasp of the merits of a case to generate efficient defensive tactics, which often lead to dispositive motion practice.

Dinora successfully represented hundreds of clients in employment litigation matters in Manhattan and its surrounding counties. She has handled claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination before federal courts and various governmental agencies in both New York and New Jersey.

Dinora earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During her time in law school, Dinora maintained a variety of internships, including positions at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in the Employment Litigation division and the New York Department of State Office of Administrative Hearings. Dinora was also elected to the Board of Cardozo’s Arts & Entertainment Law Journal as an Articles Editor.  The Journal published Dinora’s Note, Abilify, Brintellix, Champix: The ABCs of FDA Proprietary Name Disputes.

Education

University of St Andrews
M.A., Philosophy & Social Anthropology, 2014

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2017

Court Admissions

State of New York
State of New Jersey
State of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

December 29, 2021

PA Supreme Court Rules Jurisdiction-by-Registration Statute Unconstitutional

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November 19, 2021

GGM is proud to welcome Dinora Smith to our Litigation Team!

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Attorneys:

Jacqueline E. Campbell

June 14, 2021

Jacqueline is a hands-on trial attorney involved in all aspects of a case, from initial accident response and investigation through trial and appeal. She is sensitive to the business objectives and core values of her clients and works closely with them to develop the best defense strategy for each case.

Jacqueline defends insured and self-insured companies in commercial vehicle, construction accident, employment, premises liability, and product liability cases. She leads real-time catastrophic accident investigations to identify any potential claims early on and secure the evidence needed to defend them. Her unique approach involves finding creative ways to move cases forward, be cost-effective, and identify pathways for early resolution or dismissal. To that end, she frequently discovers opportunities for tendering defense or transferring risk, removes cases to federal court, and moves for dismissal based on lack of personal jurisdiction or improper venue.

Jacqueline has successfully tried several complex injury cases to verdict in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. She has significant experience defending third-party claims brought by employees and temporary workers and enforcing her client’s worker’s compensation immunity. In addition to litigation, Jacqueline counsels clients on drafting contract provisions and releases that provide them with the most protection from future claims. Also, Jacqueline handles employment litigation cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. She has been selected to serve as an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.

A Bucks County native, Jacqueline has lived in Philadelphia since the Phillies won the World Series in 2008. She lives in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia and eagerly awaits the next victory parade on Broad Street.

Education

University of Delaware

B.A. in Biological Sciences with Honors,
Minor in Management Information Systems, 2005

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

J.D., Health Law Concentration with Honors, 2009

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey             
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Temple American Inn of Court
HenLaw Alumni Society Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

May 23, 2022

GGM Announces 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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December 30, 2021

An Inconvenient Forum: GGM Secures Dismissal of Crashworthiness Case filed in Philadelphia County

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December 29, 2021

PA Supreme Court Rules Jurisdiction-by-Registration Statute Unconstitutional

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Terence M. Pitt

April 27, 2021

Terry is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice liability suits.

Mr. Pitt has spent the last 27 years of his career practicing civil litigation, after 3 years as an assistant district attorney. His  experience includes the defense of cases involving medical malpractice, asbestos, design defects and automobile accidents. He has tried cases to verdict in counties all across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Education

Widener University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1991

University of New Haven
Bachelor of Arts, 1986

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Philadelphia Bar Association

Defense verdict

Where the surgeon was accused of delay in the treatment of a man with a serious head injury

Defense Verdict

in a medical malpractice case where a radiologist was alleged to have improperly read an MRI and the plaintiff lost a leg to cancer

Defense Verdict

in a case where the doctor was alleged to have made a delayed diagnosis in cancer by 9 month and the patient subsequently died

Defense Verdict

in a case where a surgeon perforated the abdominal aorta during laparoscopic surgery and the patient subsequently died

Defense Verdict

in a case where the surgeon was accused of not removing all of the tumor of a patient

Defense Verdict

in a sidewalk and building design matter where an elderly person fell and needed multiple surgeries

Attorneys:

Garrett M. Field

April 27, 2021

Garrett focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice liability suits.

Garrett Field joined German, Gallagher & Murtagh as an associate in the firm’s medical malpractice practice group.  Prior to joining German, Gallagher & Murtagh, Garrett worked as an associate at a medium-sized insurance defense firm in center city Philadelphia. Garrett previously served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Michael E. Erdos in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in 2017.

Garrett earned his Juris Doctorate from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  During his time in law school, Garrett was the President of the Business Law Organization and Transactional Law Society, organizing events and competing in national competitions.  Garrett was also a Marshall Brennan Fellow, and volunteered at a local high school to teach children about the constitution and their rights.

Education

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2019

The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, 2016

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association

Summary Judgment for Insurance Company

Garrett successfully represented a third-party insurance provider in an automobile accident action. After significant discovery, including depositions of all the defendants and their principals, Mr. Field helped achieve summary judgment in favor of his client.

Attorneys:

Gianna Silverman

January 10, 2021

Gianna focuses her practice on the defense of employers,  insurance carriers, and third party administrators  in all aspects of worker’ compensation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Gianna Silverman joined GGM in 2019 as an associate in the firm’s workers compensation department. At GGM, Gianna represents employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in a variety of workers’ compensation cases.

Gianna is a 2016 graduate of Widener University School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor of the Law Review and member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She also obtained a specialization certificate in Criminal Law. Following graduation, Ms. Silverman clerked for a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey, completing Criminal Law and Family Law rotations.

Prior to joining GG&M, Ms. Silverman worked for a firm with varied practices, including  concentrations  in workers’ compensation, contract disputes, and family law.

Education

Saint Joseph’s University
B.A. in English with minor in Business Administration, 2013

Widener University School of Law
J.D. 2016

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Attorneys:

Yana N. Shapiro

December 14, 2020

Ms. Shapiro is a Partner practicing in the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Department. Her practice includes representation of self-insureds, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators. She also represents clients in various employment matters. 

Education

Temple University
B.S., magna cum laude, 2001

Widener University School of Law
J.D., 2004

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Worker’s Compensation Section

Philadelphia Bar Association, Section Liaison to the Young Lawyers Division

Honors & Awards

Elected to Pennsylvania Rising Star (2010-2013)

May 4, 2022

German Gallagher & Murtagh participates in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb

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February 28, 2022

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Courts Set to Partially Reopen

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December 21, 2021

Yana Shapiro presents at 2021 WCI Annual Conference

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Attorneys:

Nikki A. Mosco

December 14, 2020

Nikki is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of medical professional liability matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Nikki Mosco joined German, Gallagher & Murtagh as an Associate in 2017. Nikki’s practice centers on the representation of professional liability cases involving medical professionals. She devotes her time entirely to the defense of physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, medical practices and others professionals in the medical field.

Prior to joining German, Gallagher & Murtagh, Nikki was an Associate at a firm in the Philadelphia area where she also focused on the defense of medical liability matters. While in law school, Nikki worked for a personal injury firm. In her final year at Widener Law, she served as a Legal Intern for Widener’s Veterans Law Clinic where she assisted disabled veterans apply for benefits and appeal denials of benefits. In her final semester at Widener Law, Nikki served as a Legal Extern for the legal department of a large Philadelphia area hospital and health system.  

Education

Cabrini College
B.A. Political Science, History and American Studies, 2012

Widener University School of Law
J.D., 2015

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Certification in Medicine and Law, 2019

Obtained Summary Judgement

Obtained Summary Judgement in favor of a family medicine physician.

Obtained a Summary Judgment Order in favor of her client

In a New Jersey Case, Nikki obtained a Summary Judgment Order in favor of her client, a family medicine physician, after the Plaintiff failed to produce an expert report from a qualified expert pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-41(Patients First Act).

Obtained Court Order

Obtained Court Order granting Motion to Dismiss radiology practice.

Obtained an Order granting a Motion to Dismiss

Nikki Successfully obtained an Order granting a Motion to Dismiss the Defendant radiology practice after proving that the Defendant could not be held contractually nor ostensibly liable for the alleged negligence by an independent contractor tele-radiologist.

Obtained Summary Judgment

Obtained Summary Judgment on all professional negligence claims against a medical aide.

Obtained an Order from the New Jersey Superior Court

Nikki successfully obtained an Order from the New Jersey Superior Court granting partial Summary Judgment and striking all professional negligence claims against a medical aide.
May 10, 2022

Defense Verdict for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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June 1, 2020

Pennsylvania Medical Liability Immunity to Medical Practitioners caring for COVID-19 Patients

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November 11, 2019

German, Gallagher & Murtagh's Tort Trotters Participate in Rocky Run 2019

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Attorneys:

Michael J. Dolan

December 14, 2020

Michael has extensive experience litigating personal injury, premises liability, and products liability matters. 

Michael has an active practice defending companies and governments in employment matters relating to wrongful termination and discrimination claims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Michael’s substantial experience in defense litigation includes working as lead counsel in major environmental contamination matters, including toxic tort personal injury claims, both mass tort and individual, defending property owners in construction/design claims, defending corporations and insurance companies in sophisticated products liability matters, and defending municipal liability claims.

Michael has tried and arbitrated numerous cases in the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas, The New Jersey Superior Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has also successfully litigated in numerous mediation and alternative dispute resolution forums including the American Arbitration Association, the EEOC, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. He has achieved defense verdicts in such diverse trials as: allegations of property damage during a construction project due to vibratory impacts of equipment, wrongful partnership dissolution, and racial and age discrimination. He practices throughout the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Education

United States Military Academy
West Point, B.S., 1983

Thunderbird School of Global Management
MBA, 1992

Widener University School of Law
J.D., 2001

Court Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Captain, U.S. Army

January 28, 2020

Jacob Lehman and Michael Dolan Author Article on Product Liability and Online Retailers

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January 25, 2019

Jacob Lehman and Michael Dolan Publish Article in Legal Intelligencer

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February 14, 2018

German, Gallagher & Murtagh Names New Partners (2018)

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