Brooke Hanley focuses her practice on the defense of insured and self-insured entities in casualty litigation. She defends clients in construction site, premises liability and automobile accidents.
Brooke has litigated cases at all phases, from pre-suit investigation to jury verdict. Brooke’s experience trying jury cases both in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties has led to favorable results, ranging from positive settlements to defense verdict. She has arbitrated dozens of cases, obtaining multiple defense awards and other favorable awards. She is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, advocating for her clients in mediations and binding arbitrations.
With a focus on defending claims for an East Coast construction and facilities management company, Brooke frequently prosecutes and enforces contractual indemnity agreements, fully recovering her clients’ legal fees and costs. She has successfully enforced a contractual limitation of liability provision in a $1.5 million dollar subrogation fire claim, leading to her client’s dismissal. She was named a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2018 and 2019, a distinction received by only 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Brooke joined the firm in 2014 after clerking for the Honorable Cristen P. D’Arrigo in the Superior Court of New Jersey. While clerking, she served as a certified mediator, successfully mediating cases weekly at a one hundred percent success rate.
Brooke graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court board and competed in two national competitions, winning first place brief at the Thurgood A. Marshall Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. She also served as a legal writing teaching assistant and a fellow in the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, teaching constitutional law and advocacy skills to Philadelphia high school students.