Christopher P. Deegan focuses his civil and commercial litigation practice on general liability, product liability and subrogation.
He has handled and tried numerous cases involving product liability, premises liability, construction defects, toxic torts, automobile accidents and contract disputes. Christopher has represented various industries and clients including insurance carriers, manufacturers, contractors, retail establishments and property owners. In addition, Christopher’s commercial practice consists of representing several banking institutions and small businesses.
Christopher was recognized by the publisher of the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, an honor given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
Christopher P. Deegan
Obtained dismissal of a case with $5 million demand against numerous fire departments; claims of negligence in fighting a fire and defamation were dismissed with prejudice as no valid causes of action were pled
Obtained dismissal of a case against a municipality and a building inspector based on the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act; the plaintiff resident of the municipality attempted to set forth causes of action based on the building inspector’s revocation of an occupancy permit
Obtained dismissal of a case against an elevator service company where the plaintiff alleged that she slipped on wet stairs because an elevator was out of service; successfully argued that no duty of care was owed to the plaintiff and that there was an intervening and superseding cause of the plaintiff’s injuries
- Co-authored the firm’s publication, “Subrogation Made Easy: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Subrogation Recovery,” which has been presented to numerous insurance companies in several states.
- Penn National Insurance v. HNI Corp., 482 F. Supp.2d 568 (M.D.Pa. 2007)
Professional & Community Involvement
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- West Virginia Bar Association
- National Association of Subrogation Professionals