Daniel J. Ryan Jr. serves as the chair of the Environmental & Toxic Tort Practice Group in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. In this capacity he is responsible for the oversight of a group of attorneys who focus on toxic tort litigation.
He also supervises the representation of many defendants in asbestos litigation throughout Pennsylvania. Dan also concentrates a portion of his practice to defending insurers in bad faith litigation.
In addition to close to 30 years of trial experience in toxic tort litigation on behalf of asbestos manufacturers, Dan has also developed an extensive involvement in lead paint litigation on behalf of building owners and has also tried auto, premises, exercise equipment and various other product liability claims, representing manufacturers and insurers.
As an alternative to litigating matters, Dan has extensive participation in various types of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Adding to his law practice, Dan has given lectures and seminars concerning the defense in mass tort litigation with particular emphasis on alternative, cost effective ways for processing large volumes of cases. He has also lectured on the defense of bad faith cases for the Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Continuing Legal Education program as well as to the staffs of insurers.
Hamline University School of Law (J.D., 1977)
Villanova University (B.S., 1974)
Bar Admissions : Pennsylvania, 1978
Associations & Memberships:
American Board of Trial Advocates, Philadelphia Chapter
Defense Research Institute
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Hearing Committee Member, Serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, July 2005