September 6th, 2019

Frank P. Menaquale, Jr.

Frank P. Menaquale, Jr. joined the firm of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. in 2019. Frank has been a civil litigator since 1987. From 1996-2000, Frank was the head of the legal department for the New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group where Frank handled general…

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September 6th, 2019

Chrystale B. Hewitt

Chrystale B. Hewitt joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini in 2019. She defends companies and individuals in complex civil litigation matters in the Federal and State Courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Chrystale is an experienced litigator with practice area expertise in personal injury, premises liability,…

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September 14th, 2018

Excess Insurance Litigation

Our attorneys possess in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of the challenging, highly regulated environment in which insurers operate. We regularly represent excess insurance carriers in complex disputes involving insureds and primary insurers. Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini lawyers have, for example, successfully prosecuted a case on behalf of an excess carrier for the primary carrier’s bad faith refusal to settle within policy limits against the recommendation of its insured’s counsel as well as the primary carrier’s own defense counsel.

September 13th, 2018

Francis J. Deasey

A founding shareholder of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Francis “Frank” Deasey has a long history in the legal industry. In the mid-70’s, Frank joined his father’s law firm, where he was quite involved with maritime law and insurance defense. Over the years, the firm…

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September 13th, 2018

Gerald J. Valentini

Gerald (“Jerry”) Valentini received his BA degree from the University of Delaware in 1984. He received his Juris Doctor from the Whittier College School of Law in 1987. Jerry began his practice at the law firm of Hogan, Baynes & Haworth in Los Angeles, California, and later…

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September 13th, 2018

Henri Marcel

A shareholder of Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd., Henri Marcel’s insurance and corporate defense practice is focused on issues involving professional liability, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, commercial automobile and transportation and premises liability matters. Professional liability litigation is a major aspect of Henri’s…

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September 13th, 2018

Ward A. Rivers

Ward Rivers joined Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. in 2003 as an Associate after enjoying a successful career in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Ward mainly represents primary and excess carriers in matters involving disputed insurance coverage and bad faith. He has successfully represented clients…

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