Kathleen D. Friel, admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, concentrated her practice in defending civil litigation matters. Before entering private practice, Ms. Friel served as in–house Counsel in the Legal Services Office of Cigna Property & Casualty Co. gaining valuable experience handling insurance defense matters for Cigna, a leader in the insurance industry. Ms. Friel had several years of litigation experience with her prior firm handling the defense of medical malpractice cases. She used that knowledge and experience in successfully defending cases involving medical terminology and disease progression.
In her private practice, Ms. Friel handled all phases of commercial and general litigation matters from drafting pleadings, discovery requests and responses to discovery requests, review and analysis of legal research, drafting and arguing motions, taking lay witness and expert depositions, attending scheduling, settlement and trial conferences with the court and other pre–trial proceedings. Ms. Friel also had years of experience in handling depositions, arguing motions, attending hearings and conferences in both state and federal courts.
Kathleen graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1991 and Widener University School of Law in 1996. While at Widener, she was a staff member of Widener’s principal law review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.