Shupe, J. Denny

  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Denny Shupe is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, a former member of Schnader’s Executive Committee, and past Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department. He also previously chaired the Firm’s Aviation Group and its Product Liability Group.

His practice concentrates on risk management and representation of international, national, and regional companies in a wide variety of commercial, product liability, and business litigation matters. In aviation matters he represents domestic and global aircraft, engine and aircraft component manufacturers, airports, airlines, insurers, Part 135 operators, Part 145 repair stations, and corporate aviation in a wide variety of litigation and accident investigation matters.

In Mr. Shupe’s commercial, product liability, and business litigation practice, he has represented manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, industrial and high technology equipment, metals and chemicals. In his aviation practice, he has represented domestic and foreign aircraft, engine and aircraft component manufacturers, airports, airlines, air taxi and commercial operators, and corporate aviation in connection with aviation and railroad accidents. He also handles litigation for insurance companies involving coverage disputes, fraud allegations and other insurance liability issues.

Mr. Shupe is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, where he serves as the Chair of its Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee (U.S.). He also is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. One of the leading aviation and products lawyers in the United States, Chambers USA 2017 noted, “Denny Shupe is valued by his clients for the high quality of his representation in a broad range of contentious matters, including product liability and commercial disputes on behalf of industry players. Sources describe him as an ‘enormously experienced’ and ‘strategic’ lawyer with ‘a strong ability to engender confidence.'” In Chambers USA 2016, Mr. Shupe was lauded by “one impressed client” as having “a keen understanding of the circumstances we are faced with and has successfully positioned us for the most favorable outcome.” In addition, The Legal 500 has described him as a “superior trial lawyer” with “outstanding technical knowledge.”

A retired Air Force command and instructor pilot, Mr. Shupe served 23 years as an active duty and reserve officer. His military domestic and international flight experience includes over 4000 hours in T-41, T-37, T-38 and C-141 aircraft. While on active duty he also served as an operations research systems analyst, as a flying wing executive officer and inspector general, and as the aide-de-camp for two general officers.

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