Marshall Dennehey Appoints Craig S. Hudson Assistant Director of its Firmwide Professional Liability Department

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Marshall Dennehey, a leading civil defense litigation law firm with more than 500 lawyers, has promoted Craig S. Hudson to the position of Assistant Director of the Professional Liability Department. In this capacity, he will work closely with department director Christopher E. Dougherty in managing 16 practice groups and approximately 150 lawyers throughout the firm’s 20 offices.

“Time and again Craig has proven himself a natural leader. Whether in Florida or Pennsylvania our lawyers, staff and clients have benefited from his intellect, exceptional lawyering and caring disposition. He is just a great guy I am proud to call a friend,” said Marshall Dennehey President and CEO, G. Mark Thompson.

Mr. Hudson joined Marshall Dennehey’s Philadelphia office as an associate in 1993, rising through the ranks to shareholder, the firm’s hiring partner, and eventually to his most recent roles as member of the firm’s Board of Directors, Supervisor of the Professional Liability Practice Group in Florida, and Fort Lauderdale Office Managing Attorney. He also serves as the Regional Managing Attorney for all of the firm’s Florida offices–the firm’s fastest growing market–which, in addition to Fort Lauderdale, includes Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville. Mr. Hudson is the second attorney, along with Mr. Thompson, from the firm’s Florida offices to join Marshall Dennehey’s senior leadership.

Over his 27 years at Marshall Dennehey, Mr. Hudson has earned a reputation as a highly capable trial attorney, successfully resolving thousands of professional liability matters in state and federal courts in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Much of his practice is concentrated in defending non-medical professionals, principally lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, real estate professionals, property managers, debt collectors, insurance brokers and investment professionals.  Mr. Hudson also represents employers in a variety of employment discrimination claims. He will return to Philadelphia for this management role.

“I am proud to have spent nearly my entire career at Marshall Dennehey,” Mr. Hudson said.  “This is a very special firm, focused on serving our clients the right way and valuing the role our attorneys and staff play in our success.”

Mr. Hudson is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed amongst the Top Lawyers in Professional Liability Defense in the South Florida Legal Guide

He attended law school at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University. 


Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, founded in 1962 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is a leading civil defense litigation law firm that represents and advises insurers, self-insured businesses and professionals in a wide range of casualty, health care, professional liability, employment law and workers’ compensation matters. With more than 500 attorneys in 20 offices throughout PA, NJ, DE, OH, NY & FL, Marshall Dennehey is uniquely positioned to assist clients in both avoiding litigation, as well as providing them with a vigorous defense in the event of claims and suits made against them. For more information, please visit

Robert Friedman