F Brenden Coller focuses his practice on class action and complex litigation, products liability, transportation, toxic tort, and mass tort action. He frequently handles consumer class action litigation as well as other general litigation matters including premises liability, commercial claims and negligence claims.
Brenden possesses a particular knowledge in cases involving manufacturing, design defect, and inadequate warning claims. He has successfully represented large snack and pet food manufacturers in consumer class action litigation as well as product manufacturers and businesses in general litigation matters.
Brenden has also defended food manufacturers in product defect and mislabeling matters. Brenden earned his undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Moravian College.
He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Brenden was a managing editor of outside articles for the Villanova Law Review. He was also a semi-finalist in the Theodore Reimel Moot Court Competition.
- Won summary judgment on behalf of a financial institution specializing in debt collection that faced more than 100 claims of alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We were engaged to replace prior counsel, entered the case just before summary judgment motions were due, and secured dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
- Won early dismissal for a major food manufacturer of a potentially sizable consumer protection class action claim that alleged false advertising of a product with annual retail sales of more than $50 million. After winning a critical motion to bifurcate discovery, Cozen O’Connor then filed a motion to show cause, arguing that no class could be fairly defined. Plaintiffs agreed to dismiss the allegations.
- Obtained favorable settlement of a personal injury claim, for a fraction of the plaintiff’s multimillion dollar demand, after presenting evidence during mediation that the plaintiff’s alleged injuries to his neck and back pre-existed the auto accident at issue, and that the plaintiff’s own reckless and negligent conduct caused the accident.
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
- Moravian College, B.A., 2007
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; Pennsylvania
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court — New Jersey
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