Asher Brooks Chancey
- Direct — 267.519.6827
- Fax — 267.519.6801
Asher Chancey’s wide-ranging legal practice includes the litigation of transportation claims, commercial disputes, product liability claims, construction and construction defect matters, and mass torts. With extensive experience handling cases from inception through trial and appeal in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Asher helps clients resolve matters through a variety of avenues, including arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Asher litigates matters on behalf of a broad range of clients, from industrial manufacturers (in asbestos claims) and commercial motor vehicle owners and operators (in bodily injury, property damage, and other claims) to ship owners (in vessel-related casualties). For commercial property owners and contractors, Asher defends actions involving construction site accidents, premises liability, catastrophic injury, construction and design defects, water infiltration claims, subrogation defense, and general negligence. He has advised and represented insurers in disputes involving insurance coverage and duties to defend or indemnify, and he also has experience in maritime and admiralty law.
His representative matters include obtaining summary judgment for an industrial manufacturer in asbestos litigation; obtaining a jury verdict in a personal injury case on factual causation where the defendant admitted causing the accident; and negotiating a favorable settlement for a marine insurer in a subrogation claim for a marina fire.
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
- University of Maryland School of Law, visiting student, 2005-2006
- University of New Orleans, B.A., 2003
- Author, “Replacing the Collateral-Source Rule with Paid or Payable,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 27, 2014
- Author, “A Nonbinding But Persuasive Foundational Text in State Court,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 25, 2014
- Author, “Coverage for Residents Who Don’t Primarily Reside in a Household,” The Legal Intelligencer, January 28, 2014
- Co-Author, “Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law,” ABA Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Law Journal, Fall 2012
- Author, “Criminalizing Negligence in Maritime Law,” TortSource, Spring 2009