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Matthew J. Noble

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2744
(215) 575-0856 - Fax

Matt joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as a member of the Casualty Department defending claims involving product liability and product warranty and motor vehicle liability. He currently represents a major American automobile manufacturer in their product liability litigation.

Matt also frequently represents national and local retailers, recreational facilities, third-party management and security agencies against personal injury, assault, allegations of false arrest, malicious prosecution, negligent security and general negligence cases. His representation has included a national security agency for professional sporting venues.

Matt has experience with the successful use of multiple experts in defending cases. For example, in a recent motor vehicle matter, through the use of medical expert testimony in the areas of orthopedics and neurology, in combination with the testimony of a vocational expert, Matt was successful in bringing the settlement demand in that case down from $1.25 million to a final settlement before jury selection of $25,000.

Matt is a 1992 graduate of the University of Scranton. Upon graduation, he accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Virginia, California, Japan and Pennsylvania as a logistics officer. In 1999 while on active duty, he entered Rutgers School of Law - Camden. Matt graduated from Rutgers a semester early in 2002 with a juris doctor. In July 2003, he was mobilized with the Marine Corps for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2-II for eight months of service at Al Asad airbase in Iraq with Marine Wing Support Group 37 as the group's Logistics/Legal Officer.

Outside of his practice, Matt continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and has done so since 2003.

Significant Representative Matters

  • A directed verdict for failure to prove negligence on behalf of a security company defendant at a professional sports stadium in an action brought by a patron who claimed to have her nose broken by the mother of one of the players.

  • A hung jury following a two-and-a-half day deliberation in a case against a defendant taxi driver in which plaintiff claimed the driver caused her neck and back strain after driving the wrong way up a one-way street, running a stop sign and into the side of plaintiff's car, but where defendant argued the alleged injuries were pre-existing.

  • A hospital defendant whose lost driver while making a u-turn was struck in the side by another driver with a passenger. In that case, the plaintiff passenger's case was dismissed before trial, and the driver plaintiff was awarded only nominal damages by a jury, even though it determined that plaintiff had pierced the limited tort threshold by showing that he had a serious injury with a serious impairment of a bodily function.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Understanding and Navigating the Philadelphia Arbitration System, CLE 2011

Published Works

  • "Can A Plaintiff Safely Walk and Chew Gum At The Same Time in Pennsylvania?" Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author

  • "Cracking the Concrete Corporation Veil," Defense Digest, Winter 2007

  • "Stolen Cars: If It Looks Like A Duck And Quacks Like A Duck, It's An 'Ugly Duck'," Defense Digest, Winter 2005

  • "Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street: Limited Tort Selection And Its Effect On The Pedestrian," Defense Digest, Fall 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Veterans Mentor, Bucks County Veterans Court, assisting vetrans in working towards successful resolutions of criminal charges so future contact with the criminal justice system can be avoided


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden, Camden, NJ (J.D., 2003)

  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA (B.S., 1992)

    Major: Criminal Justice

Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
By Matthew J. Noble, Esq. and David Salazar, Esq.* Key Points: When evaluating “trivial defects” in a trip-and-fall case, a court will look at more than just the depth of the defect to determine if it is so obviously trivial..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 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...
Aug 24, 2018
Obtained a defense verdict after a three-day trial in Philadelphia County in favor of an automobile manufacturer. The plaintiffs claimed their new truck was purchased with a defect in the truck’s paint called “rail dust.” The...
May 11, 2018
We obtained a defense verdict after a three-day trial in Philadelphia County in favor of a regional automobile franchise. The plaintiffs purchased a used 2011 Chevrolet Cruze from the defendant. They then claimed that their vehicle was purchased...
December 14, 2012
Philadelphia, PA – Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that the following 13 attorneys were elected shareholders at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on December 11, 2012: Christopher Boyle, Esq.; James Lare, Esq.; Thomas Marcoz, Esq.; Brian McNulty, Esq.; Raymond...


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., 2003)
  • University of Scranton (B.S., 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2003
  • Pennsylvania, 2003

Associations & Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012-2013

    The 2016 Super Lawyers list is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Year Joined Organization: 2003

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