Gettysburg College, B.A.
Syracuse University, M.S.
Widener University School of Law, J.D.
Wayne Partenheimer joined Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC as of counsel in 2006 after several years in the property department of a large Philadelphia firm. He previously worked in-house for more than 17 years for two major insurance carriers where, in addition to defending errors and omissions claims for insurance agents, real estate agents and surveyors, he handled products liability and premises liability matters for a number of other clients. His trial experience also includes trial of a number of criminal cases as an Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor and in private practice.
Wayne has been licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1978 and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Federal Circuit and to the United States Supreme Court.
Wayne is a 1968 graduate of Gettysburg College, and received an M.S. in broadcasting from the Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University in 1972 where he was a news reporter for WNDR-AM, The Rock of Syracuse, and a stringer for AP Audio’s Empire State Network. After working for several newspapers, including the old Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia and the Courier-Post in South Jersey, he received his J.D. from Widener University in 1978 where he was a member of the National Moot Court team.
A soccer player in college, Wayne is a past-president of the Medford Strikers Soccer Club in New Jersey, where he helped coach four state champions and more than 25 Division 1 college players. He is a former editor of the Philadelphia Bar Association magazine, The Philadelphia Lawyer and a past president of the William Penn Charter School Alumni Society.
Away from the practice of law and soccer, Wayne is a runner, who has completed seven marathons (and seen his son beat all his times), and an enthusiastic traveler, especially to New England, Germany and the rest of Europe.
"Superior Court Limits Notice Prejudice Rule," Counterpoint, April, 2008
"Skier Falls in Supreme Court Over Form Release and Assumption of the Risk," Counterpoint, November 2010
"Using Social Media in Claims Investigation," Claims Magazine, February 2011
"Discovery of One's 'Social Networks'," Counterpoint, October, 2011
“Effective (and Ethical) Use of the Social Media for the Agent,” Agent & Broker Interest Group Newsletter of CPCU Society, January 2012
“Avoiding Evidence Spoliation,” Claims Magazine, April 2012
“Discovery of Private Social Media Sites,” Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, June 5, 2012.
“Joint and Several Liability,” Property and Liability Resource Bureau Central Regional Adjusters Conference, Schaumburg, IL, September 5-6, 2012; Western Regional Adjusters Conference, Dallas, TX, November 13-14, 2012.
"Social Media in Casualty Claims Investigation," Property and Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB National Claims Conference, Boston, MA, March 17-20, 2013.
"A Complex Products Claim," Property and Liability Resource Bureau Large Loss Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, October 30-31, 2014.