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Wendy Lappin Barragree

Senior Counsel

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1997

West Chester University, B.S., 1989

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Profile

Wendy Lappin Barragree enjoys an active and diverse civil trial practice, which focuses on litigation defense involving medical negligence, automobile and premises liability, employment, employee benefits, and casualty claims.  In her 19 year career, Ms. Barragree has successfully defended employers, medical providers, corporations, business owners, and individuals at both the major jury trial and arbitration levels in federal and state courts.  She has achieved favorable results for her clients through summary judgment, jury verdict, and arbitration award. 

In the area of medical malpractice defense, Ms. Barragree has defended physicians and practice groups, most recently obtaining a defense verdict for a general surgeon who was accused of medical negligence in the performance of a surgical hernia repair.  Ms. Barragree also appeared on network CN8’s “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle,” the topic of which was nursing home negligence. 

In representing a large automobile insurance company and its nationwide subsidiaries, Ms. Barragree has successfully litigated a multitude of matters involving third party liability, personal injury protection, property damage, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, and bad faith.  Ms. Barragree has also provided coverage opinions involving material misrepresentation and bad faith in a variety of states.

In her representation of an international hospitality client, Ms. Barragree has obtained numerous successful results by way of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.  In the employment context, Ms. Barragree has litigated multiple cases in federal and state courts involving race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and disability discrimination to successful conclusion.

Ms. Barragree has also recently obtained summary judgment in favor of an insurer in a case arising under ERISA, which judgment was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Specializing in cases involving catastrophic damages, Ms. Barragree has both analyzed and tried cases in which her involvement focused on the analysis, mitigation, and expert defense of complex personal injury claims, including extensive and complicated injuries and medical care, life care plans, past and future lost earnings and earning capacity, Medicare/Medicaid and other liens. 

Ms. Barragree’s skill as a litigator is recognized by judges, her defense peers, and opposing counsel.  The firm’s clients rely upon Ms. Barragree for her ability to provide the highest quality defense while meeting their goals in budget management and cost-containment.

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