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Kevin E. Hexstall

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2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2642
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
kehexstall@mdwcg.com

Kevin E. Hexstall focuses his practice on the defense of insured and self-insured clients, in claims made and suits brought against them involving environmental, toxic torts and mass torts litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended insureds in complex wrongful death cases claiming exposure to asbestos as well as other alleged toxic substances. Kevin is experienced in the defense of higher education institutions and various retail businesses in matters involving premises liability, product liability and employment law matters.

In addition to his experience in civil litigation, Kevin has developed a successful criminal defense practice. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Kevin served as chairman of the Criminal Defense Section for a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, law firm. Here he defended NFL and NBA athletes as well as entertainers, in civil and criminal proceedings.

In 1994 Kevin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree. He then attended Ohio Northern University College of Law in Ada, Ohio, where in 1997 he earned a juris doctor, graduating with dean's list honors. While attending law school, Kevin served on the executive board of the Moot Court Program and received the Book Award for the Criminal Law Clinic.

Media Links

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2013/04/truck_driver_in_fatal_williams_1.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCtdLCIFlbI

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8095300

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/08/mother_of_man_killed_in_crash.html 

Significant Representative Matters

  • Webber v. Honeywell International Inc. (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Division) Plaintiff was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at 42 years old.  He alleged that his disease was caused by asbestos exposure from working with automobile brakes manufactured by Bendix, a predecessor company of Honeywell.  Honeywell presented evidence from numerous witnesses during the course of this five week trial to establish that Bendix brakes did not play a role in the development of Mr. Webber’s peritoneal mesothelioma.  Result: Jury finds Honeywell not liable.

  • Sheil v. Honeywell International Inc. (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Division) Plaintiff asserted a wrongful death claim on behalf of her deceased husband claiming that he died of peritoneal mesothelioma after making personal brake changes on 50 vehicles. Result: Jury finds Defendant Not Liable.

  • Frank Brooks v. Defendant, et al (Philadelphia County Civil Trial Division): Plaintiff alleged that his lung cancer was a result of exposure to asbestos from Defendant's product. Potential for Jury Verdict in excess of $1,000,000. Result: Motion to Dismiss Granted in favor of Defendant prior to Phase II of jury trial.

  • Irene Abromovich v. Defendant, et al (Philadelphia County Civil Trial Division), Co-counsel : Plaintiff alleged sustaining herniated disc which required a discectomy and a lumbar fusion as a result of a fall which occurred on Defendant's premises. Plaintiff demanded $600,000 from Defendant. Result: Philadelphia jury finds that Defendant was not negligent and returned a verdict in favor of the Defendant.

  • Carlton Baker v. Defendant (Philadelphia County Civil Trial Division): Plaintiff alleged that Defendant was negligent in supervising its employees, when he was allegedly struck with a chain at work by co-worker. Plaintiff sustained lacerations to the head requiring stitches, a black eye, soft tissue injuries to the neck and back, and permanent loss in range of motion in his arm. Result: Verdict in favor of Defense on all counts after Bench Trial before Court of Common Pleas Judge.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division): Defendant charged with drugging and raping seven different women, on nine separate occasions. All nine cases consolidated for trial. Result: Philadelphia jury finds Defendant Not Guilty of 33 out of 35 counts. Defense Attorneys and Prosecutor comment on verdict

  • Stafford v. Honeywell International Inc. (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Division): Plaintiff asserted a wrongful death claim on behalf of her deceased husband claiming that he died of peritoneal mesothelioma after 30 years of making personal brake changes on family vehicles. Result: Jury finds Defendant Not Liable.

  • United States of America v. Defendant (US District Court Eastern District of PA Criminal Court): Defendant charged with Indecent Exposure, Disorderly Conduct, and Solicitation in case involving undercover Federal Employee. Result: Defendant found Not Guilty of All Charges.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division): Defendant charged with Carjacking, Robbery, Kidnapping, Conspiracy, and related charges. Result: Defendant found Not Guilty of All Charges.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division): Defendant charged with Burglary, Conspiracy, and related charges. Result: Defendant found Not Guilty of All Charges.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Chester County District Court Criminal Division): Defendant charged with Vehicular Homicide and related offenses. Result: All charges withdrawn at the Preliminary Hearing, and Defendant plead No Contest to Summary Traffic Offenses only.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division): Defendant charged with drugging and raping three different women, on separate occasions. All three cases consolidated for trial. Result: Philadelphia jury finds Defendant Not Guilty of All charges.

  • State of New Jersey v. Defendant (Atlantic County Superior Court Criminal Division): Defendant, charged with harassment of customer at area restaurant. Result: Defendant found Not Guilty of All charges at Bench Trial before Superior Court Judge.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Centre County Municipal Court): Defendant charge with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Result: Not Guilty of All Charges after Bench Trial before Municipal Court Judge.

  • Commonwealth of PA v. Defendant (Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division): Defendant charged with Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Violation of Uniform Firearms Act. Result: Defendant Found Not Guilty of All Charges.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Today’s Jury Pool – The Impact of Generation Y and the Social Media Revolution, Marshall Dennehey Warner Colman & Goggin CLE Series, November 2013

  • Commercial Shipping and the Jones Act, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Asbestos Medicine Seminar, November 2013

  • Mock Jury Selection in a Toxic Tort case. American Bar Association, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee, TIPS 20th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, The New Frontier: Science, Technology and the Law, April 2011

  • Crime and Punishment, Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Speaker, Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program, June 2010

  • Fattah Conference on Higher Education, Phildelphia, PA, Speaker, 2009, 2010

  • Some Like It Hot: Emerging Issues in Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, Moderator, Wind Energy Projects, ABA TIPS 19th Annual Spring CLE Meeting, April 2010

  • The Costs of Bet-the-Company Verdicts-Impacts and Staying Power, HB Litigation Conferences' Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation Conference, March 2010

  • Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues, Insurance Companies Seminars/CLEs

  • Bankruptcy - Utilizing Trust Application Information to Develop your Defense in Asbestos Litigation, CLE Seminar at Resolute Management, Inc.

  • Diversity Forum - Making Your Own Path in Today's Society, Ohio Northern University College of Law

  • Business Development and Networking: Building A Client Base, Drexel Law Co-Op

  • "Power of 3: Assignment/Inclusion/Mentoring," Philadelphia Diversity Seminar

  • Criminal Justice Section of Community College of Philadelphia

  • Rowan University Career Day

  • Landis Middle School Commencement Ceremony Keynote Speaker

  • Cumberland County Community College Career Day

  • Say Yes to Education, College Seminar

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio (J.D., 1997)

    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Justice of Moot Court Executive Board
    Honors: Recipient of American Jurisprudence Book Award Trial Clinic

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1994)

Defense Digest Article September 1, 2014
By Kevin E. Hexstall, Esq. and Mohamed Bakry, Esq.* Key Points: Criminal proceedings may affect the outcome of subsequent civil litigation. Certain licenses may be affected as a result of some criminal convictions.  ..., Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2014 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 provide...

Education

  • Ohio Northern University College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1998
  • Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Diverse Partners Network
  • 2007 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Vice Chair Toxic Tort & Environmental Law Committee
  • 2007 - 2008 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Vice Chair Diversity Committee
  • 2007 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, National Leadership Academy, Member
  • 2010 - 2008 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, National Leadership Academy, Taskforce Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Honors & Awards

  • ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, National Trial Academy, 2006
  • American Lawyer Media. Recognized as one of twelve Pennsylvania minority attorneys "On the Verge" in a diversity supplement published in The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 2007
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006-2008, 2010-2011

Year Joined Organization: 2010

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