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Aaron E. Moore

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2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2899
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
aemoore@mdwcg.com

Aaron provides legal counsel to attorneys, accountants, home inspectors, home appraisers and other professionals. He handles a variety of claims including, but not limited to, legal and accounting malpractice, wrongful use of civil process, negligence, breach of contract, civil rights and as related to attorney debt collection practices. He also has experience defending matters involving premises liability, land use, automobile liability, intellectual property and employment law.

Aaron is a 1987 graduate of Millersville University. Following graduation, he taught grades six through eight in the School District of Philadelphia for 12 years. During that time, he earned a Master's Degree in Education from Temple University. While teaching, Aaron attended evening classes at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University where he made the Dean's List and earned honors in Trial Advocacy and Research and Writing. Aaron began his legal career as an associate with a Blue Bell, Pennsylvania law firm, where he primarily focused on defending Pennsylvania municipalities in areas of civil rights law, premises liability, land use and automobile liability.

Aaron has received an AV® Preeminent rating by the Martindale Hubbell. 

Significant Representative Matters

  • Plaintiff claimed that estate attorneys misinterpreted stock restriction agreement causing Plaintiff's husband's estate to lose in excess of $1 million.  Court held that agreement was properly interpreted by attorneys

  • Attorney prosecuted civil rights claim on behalf of mother of son who was shot and killed by a Philadelphia police officer while unarmed and posing no threat to the officer.  Mother of decedent served as administrator of estate and retained proceeds of settlement.  Decedent allegedly had two children who should have received the proceeds.  Attorney sued by children's mother on their behalf. Plaintiff's minor children made $1 million settlement demand  just prior to the court's dismissal of the claims. 

  • Plaintiff claimed that his attorney failed to properly prosecute his workers' compensation claim causing his benefits to be discontinued.  Plaintiff's claims dismissed by way of summary judgment motion.

  • Buyers of real property sued real estate agent for seller, claiming misrepresentations regarding use of the property.  Claims dismissed by way of summary judgment motion.

  • Success in getting a number of legal malpractice cases dismissed promptly by way of preliminary objections. In such cases, the Plaintiff failed to allege facts that, even if true, could yield liability as to our client.

  • Success in getting a number of legal malpractice cases dismissed upon the filing of motions for non pros as a result of opposing counsel's failure to comply with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.

  • Summary judgment and motions to dismiss granted on behalf of a number of clients. In one recent case, the plaintiff claimed that our attorney client was liable to him for wrongful use of civil proceedings and was seeking in excess of $3 million in damages. Upon the filing of a Motion for Summary Judgment, the court dismissed our client, finding no liability whatsoever.

  • Success in defending clients at arbitration hearings and bench trials, including cases involving alleged home inspector liability and insurance subrogation claims.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Proving a Case Within a Case in Legal Malpractice Actions, PLDF Annual Meeting, September 2018

  • Developments in Lawyer Liability in Pennsylvania & New Jersey, client seminar, March 2017 

  • Professional Liability - Issues for Attorneys, client seminar, June 2016

  • Virtual Law Office and Interstate Practice of Law, National Business Institute, April 2015

  • Aaron has been invited to speak to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Home Inspector Association. Aaron has also given presentations to insurance companies concerning developments in legal malpractice law.

Published Works

  • "LPL Claims Without Privity: Support for a Bright Line Rule", Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, Fall 2018

  • "Proving The 'Case-Within-A-Case' Standard," For The Defense, April 2018

  • "Demonstrative Evidence at Trial", Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, 2017, 2018, Reviewing Author 

  • "Common Evidentiary Issues at Trial", Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice, 2017, 2018 

  • "Responsive Pleadings", Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice, 2017, 2018, Reviewing Author

  • Pennsylvania Legal Malpractice Handbook, 2017 Edition, 2019 Edition, Published by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Co-author 

  • "Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to the Dragonetti Act," Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017

  • "An Argument Against Imposing Liability Against Attorneys for Aiding and Abetting Their Client's Breach of Fiduciary Duty Under Pennsylvania Law," Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
  • "Former Phillies Tyler Green Thrown a Curve on Appeal for Legal Fees," Defense Digest, September 2007

  • "Medical Malpractice Plaintiff's Motion for Relief from Judgment of Non Pros Lacks Merit," Defense Digest, March 2007

  • Regular contributor to MDWC&G Case Law Alerts.

Education

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA (J.D., 2003)

    Honors: Legal Research and Writing, Trial Advocacy

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (MA El. Ed., 1995)

  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA (B.A., 1987)

         Major: Political Science

Pages

Law Alerts January 19, 2018
On August 18, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted the plaintiff leave to appeal to determine whether the trial court erred in granting the defendants’ motion for summary judgment and in holding that the medical malpractice action was..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Articles October 2, 2017
Please feel free to download the PA Legal Malpractice Handbook - 2017 Edition, found at the below link.  
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017 By Aaron E. Moore, Esq.* Key Points: Dragonetti Act penalizes attorneys and clients who engage in frivolous litigation. Dragonetti Act is not unconstitutional. Supreme Court held that the Act..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to...
Law Alerts January 2, 2014
On December 5, 2013, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a Memorandum Opinion, affirmed a trial judge’s order granting a defendant law firm judgment notwithstanding the verdict on a legal malpractice claim brought by the law firm’s...
Law Alerts January 1, 2012
Typically, the measure of damages for breach of contract claims includes consequential damages to the extent such damages were reasonably foreseeable and contemplated by the parties at the time the contract was entered into. The trial court in this..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2012
Defense Digest Article December 1, 2011
Pennsylvania – Attorney Liability , Key Points: Liability for aiding and abetting a breach of a fiduciary duty has never been imposed on an attorney in Pennsylvania who merely provided legal representation to his client. Pennsylvania courts have not expressly precluded..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
Law Alerts April 1, 2011
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that "the attorney-client privilege operates in a two-way fashion to protect confidential client-to-attorney communications made for the purpose of obtaining legal advice." Pennsylvania courts had previously been..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
Law Alerts April 1, 2011
This case arose out of a CEO's looting of a corporation, resulting in the involuntary bankruptcy of the corporation and the liquidation of its assets. The corporation was owned by two groups of equity holders, the first being the CEO, who was..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011

Pages

Dec 1, 2017
Obtained a dismissal on behalf of our clients, a Fire Department and two of its firefighters, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. At the direction of the Borough Code Enforcement, the Fire Department inspected the...
January 2, 2014
Marshall Dennehey announced today that 16 attorneys, nearly half of them women, were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 9 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, categorized by office, are as follows. Philadelphia, PA: Aaron E. Moore and Eric A. Packel...
Seminar Apr 27, 2015
Event Description: This course compiles the toughest current challenges attorneys face in protecting their professional reputations. Click here for more information and to register! Who Should Attend? This basic-to-intermediate level ethics...

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2003)
  • Temple University (M.A. El. Ed., 1995)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016

Associations & Memberships

  • Claims & Litigation Management
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation

Honors & Awards

Year Joined Organization: 2006

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