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Trial Advocacy Program Faculty

Faculty for the Trial Advocacy Program are experienced litigators who bring of wealth of hard-won knowledge and insights to the classroom.

Gwen Roseman Stern

Professor Gwen Roseman SternThe Trial Advocacy Program is directed by the Director of Trial Advocacy and Professor of Law Gwen Roseman Stern, who is both an experienced litigator and a leader in promoting trial advocacy skills and community awareness of legal procedures. A former associate with the Philadelphia law firms Kline and Specter PC, White and Williams LLC, Professor Stern tried numerous medical malpractice cases. As an associate with Harvey, Pennington, Herting and Renneisen, she prepared pleadings, motions, legal briefs and discovery in medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and products liability cases and conducted depositions and arbitrations in defense of personal injury litigation. Professor Stern directs the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which she brought to Philadelphia as a joint undertaking between the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School to encourage city high-school students to learn about their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.

Previously, Professor Stern was an adjunct professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law teaching both introduction and advanced trial advocacy. She also directed the trial training program for Temple LEAP (Law, Education, and Participation)’s Philadelphia High School Mock Trial Competition.

She earned her JD from Temple University, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and named the best oral advocate in the I. Herman Stern Moot Court Competition.

Faculty for the Trial Advocacy Program are experienced litigators who bring of wealth of hard-won knowledge and insights to the classroom.

Kenneth G. Andres, Jr.

J.D., Capital University Law School
B.A., Swarthmore College

Kenneth G. Andres is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has been named a “Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer” in both New Jersey Monthly in and South Jersey Magazine, and was also named as “the Top Civil Trial Lawyer” by South Jersey Magazine and “Top Certified Civil Trial Attorney” by SJ Magazine. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University - Camden School of Law.

Michael S. Berger

J.D., with honors, George Washington University
B.A., Indiana University

Professor Michael Berger is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed by numerous publications, including Super Lawyers, as a top attorney. Prior to teaching at the law school he was an adjunct clinical professor at Rutgers University Law School.

The Honorable Mark I. (Ret.) Bernstein

J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
B.A., St. John's College

Judge Mark I. Bernstein is now available for private mediations and arbitrations. Before retiring in October 2016, he served as a Common Pleas Court Judge for almost 30 years. He is the author of comprehensive comments on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence published by Gann Law Books. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has appointed Judge Bernstein to serve on important committees concerned with the quality of Justice, including the Civil Jury Instruction Committee which publishes Standard Jury Instructions. In 1995, Judge Bernstein designed and implemented the case management system for all Civil Major Jury cases, as a result of which there is no backlog of civil cases in Philadelphia County.

Gaetano D'Andrea

​J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.A., Loyola University Maryland

Professor D'Andrea is an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. There, he prosecutes homicide cases from preliminary hearings through trial. He has also litigated cases out of the charging unit and trial unit.

Monique Myatt Galloway

2008, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy, Temple University
2003, J.D., cum laude, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
2000, B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Southern University

Monique Myatt Galloway, Esquire, is Regional Counsel with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Region III located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she is responsible for advising the Region’s leadership and staff on all legal matters impacting the region, including procurement, grants, environmental, labor, ethics and litigation. Ms. Galloway is a former federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Galloway began her legal career as a trial attorney with the Department of the Navy, Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., and later as an associate at a global defense law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Francesca Liquori

J.D., St. John's University School of Law
B.S., Cornell University

Professor Liquori is an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. She previously served as a Trial Attorney with the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office. Professor Liquori also worked as Program Counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General, where she organized and conducted skills-based litigation trainings.

The Honorable Karen Spencer Marston

J.D., magna cum laude, Wake Forest University School of Law
M.Ed., Salem College
B.A., Davidson College

Judge Marston graduated from Davidson College in 1990 and received her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1998. After law school, she practiced with Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, NC. In 2000, she became a federal criminal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the WDNC, and in 2006, with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the EDPA. She prosecuted a broad array of criminal matters, including, violent narcotics trafficking, money laundering, white collar crime, health care fraud, immigration offenses and counterterrorism. In 2018, Judge Marston became the Chief of Narcotics and Organized Crime. She was nominated by President Trump to be a federal district court judge in September 2019. After her Senate confirmation, she received her commission on December 20, 2019.

Patricia A. McKinney

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., West Chester University

I was a public defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia from the time I graduated in 1993 until 2003. As an Assistant Defender, I had the opportunity to try every possible type of criminal case, including several capital homicides. From 2003 through 2014 I was a partner at the firm of McKinney and George, trying primarily criminal cases in both state and federal court, including capital homicides. Before joining the Philadelphia District Attorney's office in 2018, I was also on the Board of the Defender Association and a CASA volunteer. I am now Senior Advisor for Training, working with an amazing team of Assistant District Attorneys in one of the nation's most exciting Prosecutor's offices.

Brian James McMonagle

Capital Law School
B.A., Gettysburg College

Mr. McMonagle served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Homicide and Rape Units of the Philadelphia District Office from 1984-1999. He is a partner at the firm of McMonagle Perri McHugh Mischak & Davis. He has been inducted into the American College of Trial Attorney's and the American Board of Criminal Attorney's and Best Lawyers in America. He presently serves as Eastern District of Pennsylvania's Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Lawyers. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.

James Waldenberger

​JD, Villanova University School of Law
BA, Villanova University
Fellow, Temple University Academy of Advocacy

I am a trial lawyer in my twentieth year of practice. I am a partner at Kline & Specter and represent catastrophically injured individuals in various types of cases, including medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, products liability, premises liability, and medical devices. I have tried approximately twenty-five jury trials as lead counsel. I have obtained multiple six- and seven-figure jury verdicts in my clients' favor. I have tried cases throughout Pennsylvania, as well as in New Jersey and Massachusetts.