Kevin J. Connors

Attorney in Wilmington, DE

Kevin has served as managing attorney of the firm's Wilmington, Delaware, office since its inception in 1995. As managing shareholder of the Wilmington office, Kevin oversees the day-to-day operations for the entire office, ensuring that client matters are handled promptly, professionally and effectively.

As a member of the casualty department, Kevin handles catastrophic injury and damages claims involving product liability, construction defect, motor vehicle, fire and property claims, premises liability and toxic tort litigation. In addition to his extensive experience in casualty insurance defense litigation, Kevin has defended numerous defamation, commercial libel and professional malpractice cases. He has also handled employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases under federal and state law, as well as the defense of municipal liability cases under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Kevin routinely appears before the Delaware Human Relations Commission, the Delaware Department of Labor and in the Delaware Court of Chancery in matters of equity.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey in 1993, Kevin was a partner with the firm of Liebert, Short and Hirshland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he practiced law for 11 years. After graduating from law school, Kevin served as a law clerk to former Associate Justice John J. McNeilly of the Delaware Supreme Court, Delaware's highest appellate court.

Classes/Seminars Taught

•Taught seminars: strict liability, motor vehicle, and Pennsylvania and Delaware Insurance law (1990-2007)

Past Employment Positions

•Supreme Court of Delaware, Hon. John J. McNeilly, Associate Justice, Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982

Published Works

•The Admissibility of Vehicle Photographs and the Correlation of Minimal Damages with Minimal Injuries, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 4, December, 2003

•Note, Commonwealth v. Bussey, 26 Villanova Law Review 205, 1981

Year Joined Organization



Marshall Dennehey Relocates Wilmington Office to Nemours Building

October 27, 2014

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin has relocated from North Market Street in downtown Wilmington to the landmark Nemours building. Effective today, the office's new address is 1007 N. Orange Street, Suite 600, Wilmington, DE 19801. All telephone numbers remain the same, with the exception...


On the Pulse...Profile of Our Wilmington, Delaware Office

Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2013
by Kevin J. Connors, Esq.*It is hard to imagine that over eight years have passed since I was asked to write about the Wilmington, Delaware, office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. I do so now with great pride in the invaluable..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 3, September 2013Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...

Delaware Premises Liability

Defense Digest Article • September 1, 2012
Key Points:The Supreme Court of Delaware confirms that willful and wanton common law premises liability standard applies to both trespassers and licensees.Defense practitioners must hold non-business invitee plaintiffs to this..., Defense Digest, Vol. 18, No. 3, September 2012

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Areas of Law

  • Insurance Law
  • Appeals
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Professional Malpractice


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4.4 out of 5.0
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Experience & Credentials


Shareholder; Managing Attorney, Wilmington, DE Office; Chair, Casualty Practice Group Wilmington, DE Office

Admission Details

Admitted in 1982, Delaware
1982, Pennsylvania
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
1982, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1982, District Court District of Delaware

Law School Attended

Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Class of 1981

University Attended

University of Virginia
Class of 1977
with High Distinction



Associations & Memberships

Associations & Memberships
•Defense Counsel of Delaware
•Defense Research Institute
•Delaware Bar Association
•Delaware Claims As... More

Representative Cases

Significant Representative Matters: Successfully represented publisher of magazine in commercial trade libel case. Major insurer of podiatrists sued rival insurance company and publisher for advertisement claiming plaintiff would be unable to meet coverage obligations in the future. Plaintiff's claims were predicated upon interference with contract... More

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Office Information
Kevin J. Connors
Shareholder; Managing Attorney, Wilmington, DE Office; Chair, Casualty Practice Group Wilmington, DE Office
Nemours Building 1007 N. Orange Street, 6th Floor,
Wilmington, DE 19801


Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (Wilmington, Delaware)

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