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David D. Blake

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15000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5429
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 414-6317
(856) 414-6077 - Fax
ddblake@mdwcg.com

David is a member of the firm's Professional Liability Department and devotes his practice largely to insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, and the defense of insurance agents/brokers.  His experience with insurance coverage matters include all lines of business including first party property, commercial liability and specialty lines policies. David provides consultation services to insurers and self-insured clients covering all aspects of New Jersey claims handling practices. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, David was assistant solicitor for the City of Pleasantville, New Jersey, City of Absecon, New Jersey, Northfield, New Jersey and special counsel to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), as well as assistant planning board attorney for Galloway Township, New Jersey.

David is a 1990 graduate of Rutgers University (NCAS) and received his juris doctor from Claude W. Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University in 1994. While in law school, David received the American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in the study of Insurance Law, Trusts & Estates and Secured Transactions as well as making the Dean’s List.

Representative Cases

  • Warren & Maryann Andrews v. Merchants Mutual Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89997

  • Reina v. Twp. of Union, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103406 (D.N.J. July 24, 2013)

  • Kouveliotes v. USCC Cas. Ins. Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148373 (D.N.J. Oct. 16, 2012)

  • Klama v. Zuniga-Elizando et al., DOCKET NO. A-1382-09T2, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 653 (App. Div. 2011)

  • D.E. v. N. Hunterdon-Voorhees Reg'l High Sch. Dist., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45121 (D.N.J. June 20, 2007)

  • South Jersey Family Med. Ctr. v. City of Pleasantville, 176 N.J. 184 (N.J. 2003)

  • Moore v. Acme Corrugated Box Co., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9897 (E.D. Pa. July 6, 1998)

  • Boody v. Township of Cherry Hill et. al, 997 F. Supp. 562 (D.N.J. 1997)

Published Works

  • "State Of The Occurrence," Defense Digest, 2012-06, Vol. 18, No. 2

Education

  • Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ada, OH (J.D. 1994)

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1990)

Law Alerts July 3, 2018
Edited by Allison L. Krupp, Esq. Proposed Insurance Bad Faith Law Will Significantly Alter the Legal Landscape in New Jersey    By David D. Blake, Esq. A bad faith bill authored by two New Jersey State Senators recently passed a vote..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts June 27, 2018
Edited by Allison Krupp, Esq. Proposed Insurance Bad Faith Law Will Significantly Alter the Legal Landscape in New Jersey By David Blake, Esq. A bad faith bill authored by two New Jersey State Senators recently passed a vote in the Senate on its..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific...
Law Alerts July 13, 2015
Edited by David D. Blake, Esq. New Jersey Case Alert NJ Appellate Court rules defective construction can be an  occurrence On July 9, 2015 the New Jersey Appellate Division made a significant ruling that affects coverage afforded to general..., The material in this law alert has been prepared for our readers by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. It is solely intended to provide information on recent legal developments, and is not intended to provide legal advice for a...
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2012
New Jersey – Insurance Coverage Key Points: The occurrence issue is not resolved in New Jersey. A recent appellate division case may have opened the door on the issue that many practitioners believe is already resolved in New Jersey...., Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012
January 5, 2015
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced today that 10 attorneys, 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:  Gregory W....

Areas of Practice

Education

  • Claude W. Pettit College of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1995
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1996

Associations & Memberships

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, Insurance Section

Year Joined Organization: 2009

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