Todd A. Schoenhaus
Concentration: Todd Schoenhaus is a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who concentrates his practice on products and premises liability, professional malpractice, construction defects, and vehicle accidents. He represents injured persons, including minors, and their families in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation.
Experience: Mr. Schoenhaus brings to Eisenberg Rothweiler a great deal of experience handling cases, from both the plaintiff and defense side, in Philadelphia courts and elsewhere. Before joining the Firm in 2012, Mr. Schoenhaus was a litigation partner in the international law firm Blank Rome LLP, where he spent a decade litigating a wide array of tort matters on behalf of individuals and companies throughout the country. Among his many notable accomplishments, Mr. Schoenhaus handled a multi-million dollar medical malpractice claim involving punitive damages on behalf of a spinal cord injury victim, a significant warehouse casualty claim against a pallet rack manufacturer, and the defense of a freight carrier in a multi-million dollar contractual indemnification claim stemming from its employee's paraplegic loading injury. In his capacity as national coordinating counsel, for both an industrial manufacturer and large national cemetery operator, he coordinated the defense and trial strategy in numerous and widespread asbestos, negligence, and breach of contract claims. While at Blank Rome, Mr. Schoenhaus specialized in obtaining insurance coverage for bodily injury and property damage claims, and frequently handled complex business disputes in state and federal courts, mediations and binding arbitrations. Mr. Schoenhaus authored an article published in the February 2006 edition of Risk Management Magazine titled The Liability of the Insurance Broker for Breach of Duty to Advise.
Before his tenure at Blank Rome, Mr. Schoenhaus litigated torts and other cases at the Philadelphia law firm Hoyle, Morris & Kerr, where he started his legal career in 1997. He served as lead trial counsel in the pro bono prisoner civil rights case, Forrest v. Nedab, where a jury in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania awarded compensatory and punitive damages to his client. In addition, the Court awarded attorneys' fees to pro bono counsel, noting in its opinion that Mr. Schoenhaus displayed a "high level of skill" at trial.
Education: Mr. Schoenhaus obtained his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in December of 1996, where he was awarded Writing and Advocacy Class "Best Oralist", achieved moot court competition semifinalist, and served as an Associate Editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Mr. Schoenhaus graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, where he captained the mock trial team and was awarded "Best Attorney" at the National Competition in both 1993 and 1994.
Bar Admissions: Mr. Schoenhaus is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Membership/Associations: Mr. Schoenhaus is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is actively involved in the Philadelphia community, serving as a board member of both the University of Michigan Alumni Association's Philadelphia Chapter and the Anti-Defamation League's Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware region. Also, for many years, Mr. Schoenhaus has served on the board of the Walden Walk Condominium Association.