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Sang Woo Lee

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2602
(215) 575-0856 - Fax

Sang is a member of the firm's Casualty Department where he handles a variety of complex cases involving personal injury defense, premises liability, construction accidents and construction defect matters, retail liability, product liability, motor and commercial vehicle  accidents and property damage issues. He litigates these matters in both the state and federal courts.

Sang frequently lectures on a variety of topics ranging from premises liability, construction accidents, indemnity and additional insured status, to wage loss claims. He is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, Philadelphia Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, the Yale Alumni Association and the Temple Law Alumni Association.

Sang graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his juris doctor from Temple University School of Law, where he was the managing editor of the Temple International Comparative Law Journal.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Defended warehouse owner in a lawsuit involving an individual whose foot was amputated after being run over by a warehouse employee's forklift.

  • Defended warehouse owner in lawsuit involving a temp employee whose leg was crushed from another employee's operation of a fork truck.

  • Defended a retailer against customer who sustained severe head injuries from overhead stock falling.

  • Defended a retailer against delivery driver's claims of negligent security after he was assaulted in the loading dock area.

  • With coordination of various experts, settled within favorable range a lawsuit involving a bakery truck driver who impacted a small child with alleged serious head injuries.

  • With coordination of various liability and damages experts, settled within favorable range a lawsuit involving a truck driver who struck another tractor trailer and was later tested positive for cocaine.

  • With coordination of various liability and damages experts, settled within favorable range a lawsuit involving a construction worker who fell through a 10 foot drop in a construction site.

  • Defended a construction company against claims of negligent installation of scaffolding resulting in construction worker sustaining serious injuries.

  • Defended large retailer in suit arising from alleged defective stove and the death of a home occupant.

  • Defended a homeowner from suit brought by estate of tenant/decedent due to alleged carbon monixide poisoning.

  • Defended fire alarm company against claims of negligent maintenance of fire alarms, leading to spread of fire and extensive property damage to dozens of condominums.

  • Defended a construction company that alleged to have improperly utilized a oversized construction, equipment causing large portions of a sidewalk to collapse.

  • Defended a construction company in suit brought by architect for breach of contract and breach of indemnification agreement.

  • Successfully tendered indemnity and defense in numerous cases for retail clients.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Recent Developments in Construction Defect Litigation: Landowner Liability, National Business Institute, August 4, 2016

  • Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law and Indemnification to Shift Liability, National Business Institute, November 3, 2015

  • Criminal Evidence and Wage Loss Defense, Marshall Dennehey Casualty CLE Series, July 7, 2015

Published Works

  • "Five Diverse Viewpoints, One Common Goal: Increased Diversity in the Legal Community," For The Defense, April 2016

  • "An Obligation To Act: When The U.S. Voices Concern About China's Criminal Justice System", Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Volume 20, Number 2, Fall, 2006


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA ¬†(J.D., 2007)

    Law Journal: Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Managing Editor

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (B.A., 2001)

    Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Billet & Connor, Summer Associate, 2006

Aug 25, 2016
Obtained a defense verdict in a trucking & transportation case following a two-week trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The case involved a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old woman four days before Christmas...
January 2, 2019
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 13 associates and two special counsel have been elevated to shareholder. Additionally, the firm has promoted four associates to the position of special counsel. These new shareholders and special counsel represent the firm's...
August 4, 2014
Sang Woo Lee, associate in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, was recently named to the Lawyers of Color (LOC) Hot List for the Eastern U.S. region. The Hot List recognizes outstanding, mid-career minority attorneys under the age of 40, following a nomination...


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Yale University (B.A., 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2007
  • Pennsylvania, 2007

Associations & Memberships

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Temple Law School Alumni Association
  • Yale Alumni Association

Honors & Awards

  • Lawyers of Color Hot List for Eastern U.S. Region, 2014
  • Pennsylvania Supers Lawyer Rising Star, 2015-2019

    The 2019 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: 2007

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