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Career Biography

Franklin C. Love is a shareholder practicing in Zarwin Baum’s insurance defense litigation department. Frank concentrates his practice on general casualty defense litigation, including construction site accidents, premises liability, catastrophic injury, trucking and transportation, motor vehicle accidents, subrogation defense, and general negligence.

Frank obtained his undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and his Juris Doctorate from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2002.

Frank is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Author, Pennsylvania: Premises Liability – Defense Verdict in PhiladelphiaRawle’s Reports, Volume 21, Number 11, November 2018

Representative Matters

Van Syoc v. Steinhouse, et al. 2017

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Plaintiff (Van Syoc), the owners of a condominium in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia were injured when he tripped and fell on an allegedly snow covered sidewalk out front of defendants’ residence on his way home from visiting an ATM.  Frank successfully argued that the plaintiff assumed the risk of walking home across the subject sidewalk despite knowledge of the weather conditions and ignoring the safer route he had taken on his way to the ATM.  The jury returned a defense verdict, finding the plaintiff 51% comparatively negligent.

O’Daniell v. John S. McManus, et al. 2017

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Plaintiff (O’Daniell) alleged that he sustained injuries to his neck and shoulder while making a delivery of flooring materials to a construction site at St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Langhorne, PA.  Frank’s client served as the construction manager on the project.  Plaintiff alleged that while making a delivery using a pallet jack, the floor and/or temporary mat covering the floor near the entryway to the hospital caused the pallet jack to abruptly stop resulting in Plaintiff’s upper body slamming in to the flooring materials, causing the injuries.  Plaintiff’s deposition testimony raised serious questions regarding his credibility and the claims related to how the alleged accident occurred.  Frank’s client tendered its defense to Plaintiff’s employer, who had been joined per the contract between it and the construction manager.  The tender was accepted and the carrier retained Frank as lead counsel.  Plaintiff made a large seven figure demand prior to mediation.  After a lengthy mediation and follow up discussions, the defense was able to settle the case prior to jury selection for an amount substantially below the limits of liability and the initial settlement demands. 

Estate of McHale v. John S. McManus, et al. 2015

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Plaintiff (Patrick McHale, son of Decedent Betty McHale) contended that his mother was injured and later succumbed to those injuries when she tripped and fell over a parking bumper in the parking lot of a rehab facility at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, Pennsylvania.   Frank’s client served as the project manager for the construction of the parking garage.  Plaintiff argued that the handicapped parking spaces were not painted in accordance with ADA regulations and that the parking bumper at the head of the parking space Ms. McHale parked her vehicle was not fastened to the parking surface correctly, leading to her accident.  The defense won dismissal on Summary Judgment, arguing that Plaintiff had no evidence to establish causation as there were no witnesses to the alleged accident and no other evidence to present to a jury related to the manner of Ms. McHale’s fall.  The dismissal was later upheld on appeal.

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Construction Defect
Construction Site Accident Liability
Premises and Habitational Liability
Trucking & Transportation
New Jersey 
Pennsylvania State Univeristy, 1998
J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2002
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