Our Team

Jack Delany, Esq.


Innovative thought is reflected in everything we do at Delany Law. Our world-class team pools its collective brain power and creativity to solve complex problems in dynamic new ways – all in the most cost-effective manner possible.”


One of the most experienced defense trial attorneys in our region and beyond, Jack is a founding partner of Delany Law.  Prior to starting DL, he ran DelanyMcBride for five years; co-founded Delany & O’Brien, which operated for 24 years; ran the Philadelphia office of a large New Jersey/New York firm; and  worked as assistant counsel for the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

Jack’s practice is devoted primarily to catastrophic and high-profile/high-exposure claims, including construction, asbestos, toxic torts, automobile and transportation, fire casualty, and products liability. He has tried more than 60 jury trials to conclusion, as well as hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations.  Jack has represented many Fortune 500 companies directly and as insureds, and has handled complex litigation matters at the federal and state levels as well as in administrative agencies and alternate dispute resolution forums. He is national coordinating counsel for several product manufacturers, and routinely litigates against the country’s most prominent national plaintiff’s firms and attorneys.

In recognition of his professionalism, skill, and track record, Jack has been named a Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is honored to be a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), where he serves as Technology Committee Co-Chair and Toxic Torts Co-Chair. He also enjoys serving pro bono as an adjunct professor in the Temple Law School Trial Advocacy Program, LLM and as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He is also a frequent lecturer for DRI, FDCC, IADC, ECMA, PERRIN, and other national industry and legal associations. Jack has consistently been named a Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

A native of Philly, Jack lives with his wife, Julie, in southern New Jersey, where he spent years as a community sports coach for his three sons and his daughter. He enjoys running, hiking, back country exploration, kayaking, and spending time in coastal Maine.


J.D., University of Bridgeport (Quinnipiac University) School of Law, 1985

Co-chair, student activities

B.A., Political Science, Albright College, 1982

President, Campus Center Board

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

New Jersey Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third District

United States Supreme Court


Philadelphia Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Pennsylvania Defense Association

New Jersey Defense Association

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel


Manuals and Directories

Toxic Torts Law and Science Manual, Mealey Publications, year

Toxic Torts and Medicine Internet Directory, Mealey Publications, year

Pennsylvania/New Jersey Defense Litigation Manual (first and second editions),

Mealey Publications, year


“Protecting Your Client in the Wake of Catastrophe,” Defense Research Institute, year

“Inside the Nano-Revolution: A Litigator’s Guide to Regulatory Health and Environmental Issues,” Defense Research Institute, year

“Trends in Occupational Lead Exposure Claims,” American Bar Association, year

“Defending Indoor Air Quality,” IAQ Publications, year

“Defense Strategies in Construction Personal Injury Litigation,” Litigation Forum, Inc., year

“Winning Defense Strategies in Catastrophic Claims,” publisher, year

“The Future is Now: Living and Litigating in the Drone Era,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2017

Andrew P. Campbell, Esq.


“I strive every day to balance excellent legal analysis with strong advocacy for my clients.”


Andrew joined Delany O’Brien thirteen years ago and has been a partner at Delany McBride and Delany Law since 2005. He has vast experience in civil litigation and insurance defense work, and his areas of expertise include construction, fire, and product litigation. Andrew also has an extensive understanding of general practice, including wills and estates, real estate law, and corporate and family law. His broad legal experience allows him to handle an almost unlimited range of cases expertly and efficiently.

He has worked as an associate at two other Pennsylvania law firms, and at the Bucks County Legal Aid Society, but he is proudest of his association with Delany McBride. “Working with one of the top trial lawyers in the country has sharpened my skills immensely,” he says.

Andrew lives with his wife and daughter in Bucks County, PA. Andrew lives with his wife and daughter in Bucks County, PA.


J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1996

Arthur W. Goldberg full tuition scholarship

Family Law Society, Student Bar Association

BA., English; BA, Liberal Arts Honors; Minor in Philosophy Villanova University, 1992

Presidential Scholarship Finalist, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Volunteer, Homeless and Aged Project; Computer Research Advisor, Political Science

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court, New Jersey


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Bucks County Bar Association

Gloucester County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

National Fire Protection Association

Andy Ciganek, Esq.


“Time management and organization are my strengths. In law, these skills are the foundation for a successful end result.”


With a strong background in civil litigation, Andy brings a variety of strengths to his work at Delany Law. A former plaintiff’s attorney, he has successfully handled general personal injury, wrongful death, premise liability, aviation, maritime, and class action lawsuits. He has served the legal needs of labor unions, including pensions and welfare funds, and has developed strong research and analysis skills through his dealings with ERISA.

Andy has worked closely with expert witnesses, defeated summary judgments, and has experience in appellate law. He has worked on several high-profile cases, including the crash of Asiana Flight 214.

Staying on top of small details and respecting deadlines are a key part of Andy’s strategy for successful case management. His goal is to provide clients with excellent, cost-effective representation that wins their repeat business. Andy values good relationships with his colleagues as well as with opposing counsel. “Cases tend to resolve much quicker and more easily with a working relationship with the attorney on the other side,” he says.

A former resident of Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, Andy is training for the Boston Marathon and enjoys exploring Philadelphia.


J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, 2009

Staff Editor, University of Denver Transportation Law Journal, 2007-2008

B.S., Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


Philadelphia Bar Association

Michael Logue, Esq.


“Everyone at Delany Law gives 100% to support their fellow team members.


Practicing at a personal injury law firm for nearly six years before joining Delany Law has given Michael a unique perspective on defending claims. His extensive experience as a trial attorney and in arbitration, with successful outcomes in matters ranging from bodily injury and workers’ compensation to criminal defense and family law, is an asset to Delany Law’s clients as he lends his expertise to bodily injury and property damage claims.

In addition to his trial experience, Michael has authored several appellate briefs that affected the outcome of a case in Pennsylvania Superior Court, and has completed continuing legal education related to consumer fraud.

Michael appreciates working for Delany Law because the staff functions not just as a team, but as a family. “I feel lucky to have JJD as my managing partner and mentor,” he adds.  “His decisive analysis and years of experience ensures that our clients receive the best representation possible.”

When not practicing law, Michael enjoys hiking, spending time with his children, and cooking.


J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1994

B.S., Political Science, Widener University, 1991

Cum laude

Admiral Herbert Leary Award for outstanding performance in political science

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

State of New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey


Rosalind D. Brown-Burton


“When co-workers respect each other and work together for the good of our clients, we have done our job. Delany Law makes that environment possible by truly caring about its employees.”


Rosalind (Roz) has more than 22 years of experience in family, corporate, and personal injury defense litigation as well as plaintiff law. She provides valuable assistance to the DL team in preparing for depositions, client meetings, trials, and hearings. Roz maintains close contact with clients, judges, and opposing counsel and their staff to ensure the best possible client service for every case she is assigned.

Before joining Delany & O’Brien in 2003, Roz built strong communication and people skills in the offices of Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Spector and State Senator Roxanne Jones. She is a multitasker and strong relationship builder who is dedicated to keeping ahead of the latest technology. Roz has been instrumental in creating, maintaining and expanding DM’s extensive filing system.

In 2018, Roz helped found Women Building Dreams, Delany Law’s community outreach effort, which provides practical assistance to single mothers and their children in Philadelphia. “Growing up in a struggling family, I know that a helping hand goes a long way, and Delany McBride is providing that,” she says.

In her free time, Roz likes to sing, shop, spend time with her grandchildren and travel the world.


Certified Administrative Assistant, American Business Institute, 1985

Honors: Deans List

Certified Legal Secretary, Beta Training Service, 1992

Honors: Dean’s List

Certified Christian Counselor, CRD, Institute 2013

Honors: Dean’s List

Valerie Nicotra


“I continually strive to build positive relationships, both with clients and with colleagues.”


Valerie has worked as a claims assistant in the special investigations unit for a large insurance company and as a legal assistant and paralegal for law firms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. As a result, she has developed extensive experience in tax and fiduciary matters, labor and development issues, medical malpractice, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Her expertise in the many areas, her meticulous attention to detail,  and her strong communication and interpersonal skills make her a valuable resource in the office as well as the courtroom.

Currently, Valerie serves as DL’s asbestos coordinator, reviewing and organizing case materials, drafting relevant communications, and assisting counsel at trials, depositions, and hearings for asbestos-related cases.

Valerie appreciates the opportunity for personal and professional growth she has found at DL. “Our employers care about us and encourage us to learn new skills,” she says. “We see that every day.”

Valerie has two children. She enjoys mixed martial arts and has earned her brown belt.


B.S., Paralegal Studies, Peirce College, 2006

Criminal Justice/Psychology studies, Rutgers University, 2002

Maria C. Reardon


“I am proud to have my name associated with a firm that is known for its work ethic, takes pride in its work product, and has the talent to make a difference for every client.”


Maria has nearly thirty years of experience working for Philadelphia law firms, and has been an integral part of the firm since it began as Delany & O’Brien in 1994. Her understanding of and firsthand experience with complex legal matters and her technical expertise with office and legal software make her an invaluable member of the trial team. As such, she has attended numerous trials. “It’s always rewarding to contribute to a positive outcome,” she says.

Maria has handled a wide variety of claims ranging from many types of defense work to plaintiff wrongful death cases. Her background includes toxic torts, personal injury, construction defect, and premise liability. She works closely with attorneys to coordinate pre-trial proceedings and discovery, obtain witnesses, perform research, and  draft motions, pleadings, subpoenas,  correspondence, and interrogatories.

As a leader in her field, she has presented to paralegals and legal assistants through the National Business Institute, the Institute for Paralegal Studies, and Community College of Philadelphia. She has been an active volunteer in her community and for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.

Maria attributes her strong multitasking skills to her longtime status as a working mom to sons Nicholas, Michael, and John. She enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her husband Pete.


B.A., Sociology and Psychology, Loyola College, 1989


Certified Paralegal in General Litigation, Philadelphia Institute of Paralegal Education

Melissa M. Weber

Legal Assistant

“I am more than just an employee here. Delany Law treats me as a person first, and I pass that feeling along to all of our clients.”


A ten-year employee of the firm, Melissa brings reliability, speed, and accuracy to her fast-paced job as a legal secretary. She has experience in bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, wills and estates, corporate law, medical malpractice, personal injury, and construction litigation.

“I have definitely found my niche with construction and personal injury litigation. It’s challenging and interesting,” she says.

Melissa’s strong work ethic and sensitivity to deadlines make her an asset to DL’s busy office. As a longtime yoga teacher, she also understands the importance of maintaining focus and relaxation when working in a dynamic, intense legal environment. “My yoga training has taught me to be the calm in the eye of the storm,“ she says.

Melissa has a teenage son and is interested in health and wellness, fitness, cooking, craft beer, and live music.

Anna Marie Horstman

Legal Assistant

“Whether I have been assigned a job or not, I am always willing to pitch in and help if I can.”


Throughout her career, Anna Marie has worked for both large and small firms, giving her a broad perspective on the workings of a successful law office. Although she started out in general litigation, she has since worked in virtually every area of the law. Most importantly, she has developed what she considers her most important skills: conflict resolution and the ability to be an adaptable team player.

“I have a solid work ethic and a flexible style,” she says.

Along the way, she has worked with, “amazing, passionate attorneys who have mentored me and impacted my career immensely,” she says. At Delany Law, where Anna Marie currently handles motor vehicle accident and liability cases, she has continued to grow in her legal understanding and skill.

“I cannot believe how much I have learned at Delany Law by being involved in the details of each case from the beginning,” she says.

Anna Marie is a native of South Philadelphia, where she still lives with her family, including her two grown children.

Emily Mitten

Legal Assistant

“I am a quick learner and a team player.”


Emily holds a degree from Rowan University and has worked in a variety of settings that have helped her grow as an employee and co-worker. She is quick to jump in and assist with whatever a client or colleague needs, and her positive attitude helps Delany Law move its caseload forward. She believes the collaborative atmosphere at the office makes it easy to do her job well: “I love how close-knit this firm is and how helpful everyone is. It’s a place where anyone would be lucky to work,” she says.

Emily enjoys summers at the beach or pool, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.


BA, Health Sciences, Rowan University, 2019

Cheryl Scardino

Office Manager

“My jobs in different fields have each taught me something valuable and helped me develop professional skills that I use at Delany Law each day.”


A criminal justice major in college, Cheryl has always had an avid interest in the legal field. She worked in banking and at the law offices of Delany & O’Brien as assistant office manager for seven years before taking a job in high school business administration. In 2014, she returned to manage the newly formed Delany McBride, running four fast-paced offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York.

“My first job in banking taught me that customer service is top priority in any business,” she says. “At our local high school, I learned to make tough choices in budgeting while allowing students to thrive. Working at DL has allowed me to bring together these skills,  building relationships with valued clients while being fiscally responsible with their dollars and helping the business grow.”

A skilled multi-tasker, Cheryl spends her days problem solving, balancing budgets, and helping the firm run smoothly and efficiently. She is proud of the role she has played in DM’s success, and of the firm’s family-centered philosophy. “DL places value on every employee,” she says.

Cheryl lives in Salem County, New Jersey with her husband Rob and two daughters. She has been a Girl Scout leader, a library volunteer, and a member of the VFW.


B.S., Criminal Justice, Glassboro State College/Rowan University, 1996

A.D., Accounting, Gloucester County College, 2007

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