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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.

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 October2016, 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.

Brian Kent

LL.M., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Kent is a partner at Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP where his practice focuses on construction accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. He received numerous accolades as a member of Temple University's National Trial Team. Professor Kent currently serves as chair of the American Ireland Fund - Young Leaders of Philadelphia and is on the board of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

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.

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.