News & Announcements

March 31st, 2024

DMV Obtains Dismissal of MIOSHA Serious Violations Against G2 Erectors, Inc.

Frank Deasey recently tried a case before a Michigan Administrative Law Judge seeking dismissal of three serious violations against the firm’s client, G2 Erectors.  The violations arose out of the death of one of G2 Erectors’ employees while their crane was being assembled at the…

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October 31st, 2023

DMV Obtains Dismissal of Municipality from FHA and ADA Claims

Rufus Jennings recently successfully argued for the dismissal of a claim under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of a municipal client.  The claim concerned the installation of a mobile home in a resident’s driveway to be used as an…

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May 25th, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 PA Super Lawyers & Rising Stars!

We are once again proud to announce that Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini is home to a number of attorneys who have been selected for inclusion on the lists for 2023 PA SUPER LAWYERS and RISING STARS.  The attorneys who have been selected for this special recognition as Super Lawyers are: Francis J. Deasey and Gerald J. Valentini and for Rising Stars: Leanna B. Ruotanen, and Daniel S. Gradwohl..

May 15th, 2023


Associate, Daniel Gradwohl obtained summary judgment in favor of the client, City of Reading, in a case involving a fatal motorcycle crash. Plaintiff alleged that a defect in the street caused a speeding motorcycle to crash into a utility pole, killing the 19-year-old female passenger….

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February 2nd, 2023

DMV Secures a Defense Verdict in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Partner, Frank Deasey and associate, Daniel Gradwohl successfully defended NET Treatment Services, Inc. following a seven-day jury trial in Philadelphia County. The case involved the tragic death of a four-month-old baby. NET Treatment Services, Inc. was contracted by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services “DHS”…

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August 19th, 2022


Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. is proud to announce that Lauren M. Steins and Leanna B. Ruotanen have been named Partners of the firm. Lauren M. Steins Personal Injury – General: Defense Leanna B. Ruotanen Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury – General:…

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June 13th, 2022

PADC Awards Joseph H. Foster Young Lawyer Award to Firm Associate Lauren M. Steins

Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel has awarded the Joseph H. Foster Young Lawyer Award to associate attorney, Lauren M. Steins. This annual award was established in memory of Joseph H. Foster, Esquire for presentation to…

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June 6th, 2022

DMV Successfully Argues Improper Venue

DMV associate Brian Perez successfully argued to transfer venue in a products liability case originally filed in Philadelphia County. The plaintiff allegedly suffered severe injuries in a factory accident that occurred in central Pennsylvania. Although the plaintiff filed the complaint in Philadelphia, Mr. Perez argued…

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December 1st, 2021

Firm Obtains Dismissal of Insurance Coverage Suit

Attorney Bill Rubert, of counsel with the firm, obtained a dismissal of a declaratory judgment action against Landmark American Insurance Company in Massachusetts federal court.  A company insured by Landmark was sued for abuse of process and sought insurance coverage for that lawsuit.  Based on…

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March 26th, 2021

PA Appellate Courts Uphold JNOV After Trial

On November 18, 2019, DMV Partners, Francis J. Deasey and Matthew J. Junk obtained a rare JNOV (judgment notwithstanding the verdict) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The JNOV was obtained after a nearly two-week jury trial centering on allegations that the firm’s client, a company operating a…

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