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Steven Marino

Marino Associates
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Steven Marino
Marino Associates
Philadelphia,
 PA

Steven F. Marino is the founder of Marino Associates, P.C. located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983, and Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law in 1988.

He is a two-time All-American Gymnast and a 4-year member of the U.S. National Men’s Gymnastics Team. He has been awarded medals in the 1983 Olympic Sports Festival, 1983 Keystone Games, 1983 Hopewell Games.

He devotes his practice to representing plaintiffs in Complex Civil Litigation including, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Premise Liability, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse, Workers’ Compensation and Employment Discrimination.

Steven has over 30 years of courtroom experience and has represented clients before Workers’ Compensation Judges and Appeal Boards, various Courts of Common Pleas, Commonwealth, Superior, and Federal Court Judges. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania.

Steven has various awards and recognition’s for his efforts in Civil Litigation:

• Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2018-2020 – The National Trial Lawyers Association

• Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in PA, 2019-2020 – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

• Ranked among the top Personal Injury (plaintiff) attorneys in America, 2019 – Best Lawyers

• Best Lawyers, 2019 Edition – Recognized in top 5% percentile of U.S. Personal Injury Attorneys (Plaintiff)

He has also been featured on local and national media outlets:

• ABC Action News, ABC 6, ABC 7

• CBS 3

• NBC 10

• ESPN

• Forbes

• Fox News

• Justice.gov

• Law.com

• The Legal Intelligencer

• The Pennsylvania Record

• The Philadelphia Inquirer

• WHYY PBS and NPR

EDUCATION 

DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW, Carlisle, PA

Juris Doctorate 1988

Activities: Delta Theta Phi, Trial Moot Court Board, ABA Student Division, Student-Teacher Relations Committee, Carlisle Boxing Team 1987-1988.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, State College, PA

Bachelor of Arts 1984

Pre-Law Major / Business Minor

Activities: Varsity Gymnastics Team 1979-1983, Captain 1983, U.S. National Gymnastics Team 1981-1984.

Honors: 1984 Olympic Hopeful, 1983 Nissen Award Nominee, Parmi Nous Honor Society

EXPERIENCE 

KATZ, MURPHY, DANIELLO, & FARREL, Norristown, PA

1988 to February 1989 Served as a law associate; areas of law practiced: personal injury, criminal, domestic, RICO actions. Prepared documentation, discovery, brief writing, and witness preparation.

PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Philadelphia, PA

February 1989 to December 1994 Served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Philadelphia District Attorney. Assignments: Economic Crimes Unit, Municipal Court Unit, Juvenile Court Unit, Felony-Waivers Unit, Major Trials Unit. Served as lead trial counsel in bench trials and major jury trials which involved misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.

LEGAL ADVISOR CLERK TO THE HONORABLE PHILADELPHIA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON JUDGE PAUL PANEPINTO, Philadelphia, PA

1994 – 1996 Served as the legal advisor and law clerk to Administrative Judge the Honorable Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Paul Panepinto. Assignments: legal research; draft memorandums of law and legal treatises; writing judicial opinions.

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS MASTER, Philadelphia, PA

1994 – 1996 Served as a master in Philadelphia County Court of Common. Assignments: exercised judicial judgment and entered recommended orders in matters initiated pursuant to the provision of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Act.

MARINO & DOUGHERTY, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

1994 – 2000 Founding partner of the law firm of Marino & Dougherty, LLP.

Served as a trial lawyer for the three man law firm, which included Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin M. Dougherty, dedicated to litigation matters. Primary areas of law practiced: personal injury, criminal defense, domestic relations, and workers’ compensation. Served as lead trial counsel in bench trials and major jury trials representing criminal defendants involving misdemeanor and felony charges in state and federal court systems. Served as lead trial counsel in arbitrations, bench trials and major jury trials representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters and wrongful death proceedings in state and federal court systems. Served as lead trial counsel on behalf of claimants in matters convened before workers’ compensation judges. Served as appellate counsel on behalf of clients in the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third District and the United States Supreme Court.

LEGAL ADVISOR CLERK TO THE HONORABLE PHILADELPHIA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS JUDGE KEVIN M. DOUGHERTY , Philadelphia, PA

2000 – 2014 Served as the legal advisor and law clerk to Administrative Judge the Honorable Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kevin M. Dougherty. Assignments: legal research; draft memorandums of law; prepare legal treatises; writing judicial opinions; advise on the administrative operation of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas – Family Division

MARINO ASSOCIATES Philadelphia, PA

2000 – present Founder of the law firm of Marino Associates. Serves as a trial lawyer for the three man law firm dedicated to litigation matters Primary areas of law practiced: personal injury, criminal defense, and workers’ compensation. Serves as lead trial counsel representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters and wrongful death proceedings in the state and federal court systems. Serves as lead trial counsel representing claimants in matters convened before workers’ compensation judges in the state and federal court systems.

Serves as lead trial counsel representing criminal defendants in the state and federal court systems. Served as appellate counsel on behalf of clients in the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third District and the United States Supreme Court.

ADMISSIONS

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW

• The courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania November 14, 1988

• The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania May 30, 1996

• The United States Court of Appeals for the Third District March 12, 2001

• The United States Supreme Court April 5, 2004

• The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois(Pro Hac Vice)

• In the District of Dallas,Texas192ND Judicial District(Pro Hac Vice)

• Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division(Pro Hac Vice)

• United States District Court For The District of Delaware (Pro Hac Vice)

• State of New York Supreme Court (Pro Hac Vice)

• United States District Court District of New Jersey (Pro Hac Vice)

ACHIEVEMENTS

SCHOLASTICS

• Trial Moot Court Board

• ABA Student Division

• Student-Teacher Relations Committee

• Parmi Nous Honor Society

SPORTS

• Penn State University Varsity Gymnastics Team 1979-1983

• Captain of the Men’s Penn State Gymnastics Team 1983

• United States National Gymnastics Team 1981-1984

• 1983 Nissen Award Nominee

• 1984 Olympic Hopeful

• Carlisle Boxing Team 1987-1988

• Boxing’s Golden Gloves Pennsylvania’s Novice Regional Champion 1987

• Hall of Champions Inductee, 2018, Norristown, Pennsylvania

LAW

• Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2018-2020 – The National Trial Lawyers Association

• Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in PA, 2019-2020 – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

• Ranked among the top Personal Injury (plaintiff) attorneys in America, 2019 – Best Lawyers

• Best Lawyers, 2019 Edition – Recognized in top 5% percentile of U.S. Personal Injury Attorneys (Plaintiff)

• Best Lawyers, 2020 Edition – Recognized in top 5% percentile of U.S. Personal Injury Attorneys (Plaintiff)

AFFILIATIONS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Pennsylvania Bar Association

• Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

• Philadelphia Bar Association

• American Bar Association

• Justinian Society

CIVIL / PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Delta Theta Phi

• Pennsport Civic Association

• Greater Roxborough Sons of Italy Lodge #2217

• Harrowgate Boxing Club


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