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Jacqueline H. Canter

Shareholder
Co-Chair, Retail Liability Practice Group
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2805
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
jhcanter@mdwcg.com

Jacqueline Canter is a shareholder of Marshall Dennehey and serves as a co-chair of the firm's Retail Liability Practice Group. She also has a general liability practice, concentrated in the areas of retail liability, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, dog bite liability and product liability. Jacqui has handled the defense of hundreds of personal injury actions ranging from jury trials, non-jury trials, and binding ADR hearings of various formats and arbitration hearings. She has also represented numerous national retail liability chains in matters ranging from alleged assault, alleged defective product displays and slip/trip and fall to alleged wrongful detention.

With an extensive background in retail, Jacqui has the unique opportunity to serve as a charter board member of the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA). NRRDA is a national networking organization formed to advance and protect the interests of the retail and restaurant industries.  She has served as a faculty member on numerous continuing legal education panels, speaking on a variety of topics relevant to personal injury litigation. 

Jacqui received her B.A. in 1982 from the University of Maryland and her juris doctor in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  She is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and serves regularly as a judge pro tempore and arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Speaker: Risk Transfer: Indemnity & Hold Harmless – Are You Sure?, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, February 28-March 2, 2018

  • Featured Speaker: THE SPICE IS (NOT SO) RIGHT! Best Practices in Handling Foodborne Illness and Foreign Object Cases, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, March 2017

  • Moderator: Choosing the Right Expert, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Annual Conference (NRRDA), Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2016

  • Assessing the Pros and Pitfalls of Conflict Waivers, National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association Annual Conference (NRRDA), Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2016

  • Featured Speaker: You Got to Know When to hold 'Em – Surveillance video: How it Can Help You and How it Can Hurt You, and  I Never Promised You a Rose Garden – Attorney, Client, TPA Relationships, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, February, 2015

  •  Evidentiary and Ethical Implications from Utilizing Social Media,  DRI's 2014 Personal Injury Practicum, Philadelphia, PA, November 2014

  • Featured Speaker: Affluence of Incohol - Overcoming the Challenges of Shram Drop Legislation and Failure to Preserve Evidence - What Constitutes Spoilation, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, February 2014

  • Faculty Member: numerous past continuing legal education programs.

  • Speaker: Limited Tort, Automobile Law, Conducting Depositions in Personal Injury Cases, and The Art of Negotiation

  • Speaker: Fundamentals of Personal Injury, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), May 2012

  • Speaker: Killer Deposition Tactics, 13th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri Seminar - Defense Research Institute (DRI), April 2011

  • Speaker: Managing the Changing Universe of Relations Among Clients, Third Party Administrators and Attorneys, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) Annual Conference, February 2011

  • Speaker: Trying The Automobile Injury Case In Pennsylvania, National Business Institute (NBI), February 20, 2004

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA (J.D., 1986)

    Law Review: University of Pittsburgh School of Law 

  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD (B.A., 1982)

Defense Digest Article June 1, 2013
By Jacqueline H. Canter, Esq.* The Marshall Dennehey Retail Liability practice group is devoted to handling all litigation-related issues plaguing our many retail and restaurant clients. Our representation of these establishments has long played a..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
Conference Nov 6, 2014
Jacqueline H. Canter, Esq. will be one of the featured speakers presenting this year at the DRI's 2014 Personal Injury Practicum at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 6th. She'll present on the "Evidentiary and Ethical...
Conference Feb 11, 2015
Attorney Jacqueline Canter will be participating in a panel discussion at the annual NRRDA Conference on the following topics: "You Got To Know When to Hold 'Em" - Surveillance Video: How it Can Help You and How it Can Hurt You....
Mar 2, 2016
Robin Romano, a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, and Jacqui Canter, a shareholder in the Casualty Department, are speaking at the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association 2016 Annual Conference in Florida. Robin is...
Conference Mar 1, 2017
NRRDA is an independent, non–profit, networking association of legal and claims professionals in the retail and restaurant industries. Membership in NRRDA places you at the forefront of the development of strategies to reduce the number and...

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • University of Maryland (B.A., 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1986

Associations & Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (Charter Board Member)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) - Member

Year Joined Organization: 1988

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