Attorney Spotlight: Charity Heidenthal
June 20, 2016
Charity Heidenthal joined the firm in 2006 as an associate in the firm’s Casualty and Professional Liability Defense Practice Group. After practicing in the Philadelphia office for eight years, Charity moved to the firm’s Jersey City office in 2014, where she became a shareholder in January 2016. Charity’s practice is concentrated in the areas of construction defect, professional liability, premises liability and insurance coverage. Although Charity has handled all types of defense matters, her concentration has always been in the realm of property damage claims. Her first several years of practice were concentrated in defending home inspectors, as well as pest inspectors, against property damage claims, which has broadened into a larger practice of defending general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in multi-party construction defect actions.
Charity also has significant experience defending various professionals against professional liability claims such as real estate title agents, appraisers and brokers. She also handles a significant caseload of insurance coverage matters, including first and third party claims against the carrier, declaratory judgments, subrogation and indemnification.
Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Charity served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Patricia McInerney of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Civil Division. Heidenthal earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law. While enrolled, she also clerked for the Honorable Bernard A. Moore of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Civil Division and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Heidenthal earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Dickinson College.
Heidenthal is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as the District of New Jersey. Heidenthal is also a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. In 2008, 2010, 2013-2016, Heidenthal was named by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”