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Jennie Philip

Associate
2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 575-2781
(215) 575-0856 - Fax
jjphilip@mdwcg.com

Jennie is a member of the Professional Liability Department and focuses her practice primarily in the area of insurance fraud and property damage claims, including first party property defense litigation. Her experience includes both pre-litigation coverage analysis and litigation of first party property claims.  She represents many insurance carriers in investigating SIU claims related to automobile thefts, burglaries, medical fraud, and contractor and public adjuster issues. Her experience includes conducting detailed Examinations Under Oath and providing coverage analyses thereafter. As a litigator, she defends against claims for breach of contract and allegations of bad faith.

Jennie graduated from the Widener University School of Law in December 2007. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Temple University in 2002. Jennie is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Judgment in favor of our client where the insured made a claim regarding her property and a detached structure following Hurricane Sandy. We were retained to conduct the Examination Under Oath of the insured to determine whether the detached structure was used for business purposes. The insured maintained that she used the detached structure for her jewelry making “hobby.” We conducted the EUO, concluded the investigation and filed affirmative litigation seeking a declaration from the court that no coverage would exist for the detached structure. The court found in favor of our client and declared that we had no further obligation to the insured for the detached structure.

  • Obtained a defense verdict following a trial where the Plaintiffs claimed damage to their property as a result of a winter storm; including interior water damage and complete stucco replacement. The investigation revealed that the sheathing behind the stucco was damaged that, therefore, complete replacement of the stucco was excluded pursuant to the policy terms. The interior damages were paid. At trial, Plaintiff maintained that the sheathing was not rotted, rather, it was damaged from a weather event and that our clients estimate for the interior damages were insufficient. Plaintiff was claiming $113,000. The Court found in favor of the Defense and the damages Plaintiff was claiming were excluded pursuant to the terms of the policy.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Dealing with Jokers? How and When to Play the Rescission Card, Pennsylvania's 2017 Insurance Fraud Conference, Hershey, PA, April, 2017

  • It's Jeopardy! An In-depth Look At The Unfair Claims Act, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo, Boston, MA, March 2017, Co-presenter

  • Combating Contents Fraud, PLRB Investigating Potential Fraud Webinar Series, October 2016, Co-Presenter

  • #WaterIsTheNewArson, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2016

  • Mock Examination Under Oath: Theft Loss, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo, San Antonio, TX, April 2016

  • OMG, LOL, Not Another Social Networking Class!, Pennsylvania's 2016 Insurance Fraud Conference, Hershey, PA, April , 2016

  • It's Jeopardy! An In-depth Look At The Unfair Claims Act, Client Presentation, Omaha, NE, March , 2016

  • First & Third Party Perspectives in Homeowner's Claims, Dispute Resolutions Institute's Annual Personal Injury Practicum, Philadelphia, PA. October, 2015.

  • Appraisal and Recent Trends in Bad Faith Law, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, April, 2015

  • Potentially Fraudulent Claims on Foreclosed Properties, Property & Liability Resource Bureau 2015 Claims Conference, March 29, 2015

  • SIU Etiquette for Attorney-Client Privilege, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June, 2014

  • Coverage 'C': Tools to Ensure Payment of Legitimate Content Claims, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, May 2014

  •  Foreclosed! Handling Claims on Foreclosed Properties, 2014 Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference, Hershey, PA, April 2014, Co-presenter

  • Cell Phone Forensics and the Legal Procedures, Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority Annual Conference, Hershey, PA, April 1-2, 2013

  • How to Avoid Bad Faith by Way of Example, Client Regional Summit, March 2014

  • Innocent Third Party and Contemporary SIU Coverage Issues, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud Perspectives Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2012

Published Works

  • "When it Comes to Fraud, Water is on Fire - Fraudulent Water Damage Claims Are on the Rise," Litigation Management, Summer 2016

  • "Working to Advance Your Career While Raising a Family," The Legal Intelligencer, Young Lawyer Column, January 22, 2015

  • "The Court 'Values' the Policy Appraisal Provision By Requiring the Insured to Participate in an Appraisal Before Commencing Suit," Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 2007)

    Honors: Moot Court Honor Society, 2006-2007

    Honors: Judge G. Fred DiBona Jr. Peer Recognition Award, 2007

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (B.A., 2002)

    Major: Political Science

Defense Digest Article September 1, 2013
By Jennie Philip, Esq. and Edward Louka, Esq.* Key Points: District court discusses a policy's appraisal requirement. When an insurer does not dispute coverage and invokes the appraisal clause..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 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 legal advice for a specific situation or to...
Sep 21, 2015
Successfully represented a homeowner's insurance carrier in a claim for breach of contract before a federal arbitration panel in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff husband, a former Philadelphia...
May 16, 2014
The Casualty Department of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin will hold a complimentary seminar, "Insurance Fraud 360," on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the ACE Conference Center in Lafayette Hill. Designed for insurance fraud professionals, SIU investigators and...
Conference Mar 29, 2015
Jennie Philip, a member of our Property Litigation group, is presenting at the PLRB Conference in Anaheim California on "Potentially Fraudulent Claims on Foreclosed Properties". In her session, she and her co-presenter will discuss:...
Conference Apr 27, 2015
The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA), Delaware Valley and Greater Pittsburgh Chapters of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) will host the 2015 Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Conference on April...
Conference May 7, 2015
The CLM Insurance Fraud and Workers’ Compensation Committees are teaming up to jointly present two amazing conferences in Boston. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions from either conference and network with participants from...
Conference Apr 7, 2016
Pennsylvania’s 2016 Insurance Fraud Conference, jointly hosted by the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority and the Delaware Valley and Greater Pittsburgh Chapters of the International Association of Special Investigation Units,...
Conference Apr 17, 2016
PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo - the industry's largest and diverse educational conference. The claims conference delivers resources to improve job performance with nearly 100 educational classes, more than 50 percent new...
Seminar Jun 2, 2016
Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a discussion and in-depth look at trending topics in Fraud and SIU. Don't miss the panel discussion on emerging trends in fraud with insight from members of the insurance industry. Guest Speaker:...
Seminar Oct 16, 2017
Attorneys James Cole and Jennie Philip will present “This is Jeopardy! The New Jersey Unfair Claims Practices Act” along with Jeff Rapattoni who will participate as moderator of the panel “Trends and the Future State of SIU”...

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D., December 2007)
  • Temple University (B.A., 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2008
  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014

Associations & Memberships

  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Bucks County YWCA, Board Member, 2013-2016
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • South Jersey Claims Association

Honors & Awards

  • CLM Claims College, Certified Claims Professional (CCP), School of Property, Graduate 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2015-2017

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  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Year Joined Organization: 2009

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