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Joseph W. Denneler

Joseph W. Denneler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As a member of my firm’s professional liability & malpractice defense group, I defend home inspectors, termite inspectors, title agents, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, lawyers, accountants and insurance brokers in litigation matters. I have significant experience defending commercial fleet operators and drivers of tractor-trailer combinations, busses, taxis and limousines. In addition, I have extensive experience in insurance coverage disputes and casualty fire claims. I am an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended several cases to verdict and has argued many appeals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Over the last fifteen years, I developed a niche defending home inspectors against professional liability claims and have been asked to defend them in State and Federal Courts as well as in contracted-for mediations and arbitrations. As a result of this extensive experience, I am frequently invited to speak nationwide to inspectors on issues ranging from inspection report writing, drafting inspection contracts, risk management and preventing liability claims.

I am often asked by insurance carriers to consult on claims against home inspectors all over the United States. I am the counsel of choice to defend home inspectors by many of the largest insurers of these professionals and my proven track record and commitment to success gives me a distinct competitive advantage. In addition, I am General Counsel to the New Jersey Association of Licensed Professional Home Inspectors (NJ-ALPHI) where I routinely provide lectures and continuing education seminars to New Jersey home inspectors. I am routinely asked to speak at local chapter meetings of ASHI, NAHI and Inter NACHI groups, along with multiple franchise organizations across the country.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1998
  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D - 1998
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Rowan University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1601 Market Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Tower Commons
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Sewell, NJ 08080
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Wilmington, DE 19801
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