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Elizabeth A. Pope

Shareholder
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2599
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
eapope@mdwcg.com

Elizabeth Underwood Pope is a shareholder in the Health Care Department, where she focuses her practice in the areas of medical and dental malpractice, with a secondary focus on premises and product liability cases. She also handles large-scale personal injury claims arising from construction accidents.

Elizabeth has represented a large number of doctors, dentists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse practitioners and nurses in a multitude of malpractice actions. She has also represented clients in construction liability cases involving the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and surveyors; premises liability cases involving the representation of commercial shopping centers, corporate centers, health care offices, etc.; and product liability cases with respect to the representation of manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers.

Elizabeth graduated cum laude from The George Washington University School of Law. She was awarded the American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude and with distinction in her major of International Relations.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Creating a Trial Notebook, Institute for Paralegal Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18, 2015

Published Works

  • "Case Update: Secretary of Labor v. Summit Contractors, Inc.: A Revival of the Controlling Employer OSHA Citation Policy on Multi-Employer Worksites," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2009

  • "The Summit Decision: Limiting General Contractor's Liability Under OSHA for Safety Violations of its Subcontractors at Multi-Employer Construction Sites," Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2009

  • "Show Me The Merit: Pennsylvania's Certificate of Merit Requirement And Substantial Compliance," Defense Digest, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC (J.D., 2004)

    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (B.A., 2001)

    Honors: cum laude
    Major:  International Relations

Defense Digest Article December 1, 2011
Pennsylvania – Health Care Liability , Key Points: Certification of merit filed by a non-practicing physician who is also an attorney is insufficient to meet the standard. Certification by unqualified physician subject to sanctions. A recent Philadelphia Court of..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
Defense Digest Article June 1, 2009
Pennsylvania - Construction Litigation , This is an update to "The Summit Decision: Limiting General Contractor's Liability Under OSHA for Safety Violations of its Subcontractors at Multi-Employer Construction Sites," published in Volume 15, No. 1 of Defense Digest. Since..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2009
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...

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., cum laude, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2004

Year Joined Organization: 2006

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