Anthony S. Cottone
Associate Anthony S. Cottone primarily defends hospitals and other health care facilities, as well as various health care professionals, in both professional and general liability claims. He also represents these clients in commercial, employment, and other miscellaneous litigation issues that arise in the operation of a health care facility.
Additionally, Mr. Cottone handles cyber liability and data breach litigation matters, while maintaining a focus on the current state of this rapidly expanding legal field.
Mr. Cottone is a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF), currently serving as the Chair for the Cyber Liability Committee. Through his membership with the PLDF, Mr. Cottone has presented on topics including cyber liability, and has written articles for the PLDF Quarterly. Additionally, he has assisted other PLDF members with the drafting of amicus curiae briefs supporting arguments that the Dragonetti Act is unconstitutional, and that certain intermediate care facilities must be deemed professional health care providers in order to obtain the confidentiality protections of the Peer Review Protection Act.
A former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Cottone gained significant trial experience in this role serving Chester County, Pennsylvania. He handled all matters of criminal prosecution and successfully tried multiple jury and bench trials to verdict.
Mr. Cottone graduated cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2012. While there, he participated in the Moot Court Honor Society and was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers. Mr. Cottone also completed Widener’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
Rounding out his education, he received a B.S. in Communications and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University in 2005.
Mr. Cottone is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Law
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Professional Liability
- Commercial Litigation
- Health Care Liability
- Premises Liability
- Cybersecurity Liability/Data Breach Defense
- Widener University (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
- Syracuse University (B.S., 2005)
Bar and Court Admissions
- New Jersey
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Chester County Bar Association
- Professional Liability Defense Federation
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