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Alan M. Feldman

Co-Managing Shareholder
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Co-Managing Shareholder

  • P (215) 567-8300
  • F (215) 599-1291

The Team

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1976

Temple University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1973

Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1982

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1976

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other states

Alan M. Feldman, Co-Managing Shareholder and one of the founders of Feldman Shepherd, is a dedicated and seasoned trial attorney who has secured many multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of cases. He has won compensation for the families of children injured or killed by defective consumer products, obtained awards against car and truck manufacturers for failing to design and build vehicles that protect occupants from injury during collisions, and secured recoveries for victims of sexual abuse on college campuses. Alan also has brought successful class action lawsuits against the automotive and medical industries and is one of a small number of trial lawyers who have successfully tried class actions to jury verdict.

Alan’s recent results include:

Product Liability:

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Truck Accidents:

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Auto Defects & Crashworthiness:

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Personal Injury:

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Recognized as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania every year since 2010, Alan was ranked as the number two Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania (from more than 50,000 lawyers in the Commonwealth) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he was ranked as the number three Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania. He has also been a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Philadelphia every year since 2007 and has been selected for inclusion among the Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report since 2013. He is one of a select number of trial lawyers to be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to 500 active lawyers throughout the United States). A past president of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Alan received the Association’s 38th annual Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award in 2017, the highest honor bestowed upon any Philadelphia trial lawyer.

In 2006, Alan was elected by his fellow attorneys to serve as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its 13,000 members. During his tenure, he created the “Raising the Bar” campaign, which helped raise millions of dollars from Philadelphia law firms to provide free legal services to those in need. More recently, Alan was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve on the IOLTA Board, which supports legal services agencies throughout the Commonwealth. He presently is Vice-Chair of the IOLTA Board.

A frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for other attorneys, Alan has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Temple University School of Law, published materials for more than 60 trial skills programs and co-authored a textbook on premises liability law.

While practicing law, managing his law firm, and serving his community fills Alan’s professional life, his proudest accomplishment is raising two talented and successful daughters with his wife, Dr. Maureen Pelta, a Professor of Art History for more than 25 years at Moore College of Art and Design. A dedicated runner, Alan has participated in virtually all of the annual races sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association since 1979, although he will admit that he is not quite as speedy as he used to be.

Alan, a Temple University School of Law graduate, is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has also been admitted pro hac vice to represent clients in other states.

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1976

Temple University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1973

Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1982

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1976

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other states

Affiliations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, 2013 – Present

Temple University Beasley School of Law
Board of Visitors, 2012 – Present
Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – 1997

Community Legal Services of Pennsylvania
Leadership Council, 2007 – Present
Board of Trustees, 2007 – 2013

Philadelphia Bar Association
Chancellor, 2006
Member, 1976 – Present

Pennsylvania IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) Board
Board Member by appointment of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2013 – Present
Vice-Chair, 2018 – Present

Public Justice Foundation
Member, 2013 – Present

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
President, 1995 – 1996
Member, 1977 – Present

Academy of Advocacy
Faculty, 1994 – 2010

Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Board of Governors, 1984 – 1998
Member, 1977 – Present

American Association for Justice
Member, 1977 – Present

Awards

Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters, 2004 – Present
Top Ten in Pennsylvania, 2010 – 2019
Ranked #3 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania, 2019
Ranked #2 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania, 2016 – 2018

Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – Present
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

Influencer of Law “Lifetime Achievement Award”
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2019

Best of the Bar
Philadelphia Business Journal, October 2018

Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017

Equal Justice Award
Community Legal Services, 2007

Certified Civil Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – Present

Fellow
Academy of Advocacy, 1978

Publications

The IKEA Dresser Tip-Over Litigation: Helping Clients and Consumers Across America
The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017

Current Issues in Pennsylvania Product Liability Law
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011

Identifying the Auto Defect/Crashworthiness Case
The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Pennsylvania Premises Liability: Law and Forms Co-Author
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2003

Speaking Engagements

Don’t Panic: Effective Trial Techniques for Young Lawyers
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2019

The Trial of a Civil Case: Practical Tips and Demonstrations
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2019

Truck Accident Litigation
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2019

Strategies for Developing the Blockbuster Case
“Using Mock Juries to Strengthen Your Case,” Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2018

Supersize Your Verdicts: Creative Tips for Maximizing Jury Verdicts
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2018

Food Truck Explosion Case: The Making of a $160 Million Settlement
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2018

Raising the Stakes: Effective Pretrial and Trial Strategies
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2018

IKEA Tip-Over Cases: Assembly Required
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017

Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery in Personal Injury Cases from Investigation Through Trial
“The Baby Sling Cases,” Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2015

Creative Lawyering: Innovative Strategies to Enhance the Value of Your Case
“Using Rules of the Road to Win Your Case,” Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2015

A Whole New World? Strict Products Liability Law in PA After Tincher
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2015

Expanding Access to Justice Through Class Action Residuals
Philadelphia Bar Association, 2015

Unlocking the Blockbuster Case
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2014

Stars of the Bar
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2014

Creative Lawyering from Investigation Through Verdict: Part 2
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012

Creative Lawyering from Investigation Through Verdict
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2011