Mary C. Cunnane is an associate in the Zarwin Baum insurance defense group. For more than 25 years, she has practiced primarily in the area of insurance defense with an emphasis on civil litigation. Her specific areas of practice include general civil trial practice, insurance contracts and coverage, fire subrogation, motor vehicle and premises liability. Through the years, Mary has successfully handled jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations and hearings. In addition, Mary has served as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, as well as the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She has also been selected by attorneys and insurance carriers to serve as an arbitrator.
Mary is a Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Administrative Law and the Delaware Federal Bar Association Award for Administrative Law. While in law school, Mary was selected as a member of the American Inns of Court-Richard S. Rodney Chapter.
Mary is a volunteer attorney with the Support Center for Child Advocates.
Represented an international company which specializes in erection of high speed construction hoists in a wrongful death case arising out of large-scale construction project. A modest settlement satisfactory to the client was reached on the eve of trial.
Represented a national restaurant company in an action by several plaintiffs for injuries allegedly incurred after dining at one of their restaurants. After successfully demonstrating that over 400 meals were on the date of the alleged incident and there were no complaints by any other patrons, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.
Represented an individual through his homeowner’s coverage who had been sued by his ballroom dance partner when she allegedly suffered a broken nose during practice for a dance competition. The jury agreed that plaintiff assumed the risk of injury, and returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.