Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1976
Temple University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1973
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:
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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.
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow, 2013 – Present
Temple University Beasley School of LawBoard of Visitors, 2012 – PresentAdjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – 1997
Community Legal Services of PennsylvaniaLeadership Council, 2007 – PresentBoard of Trustees, 2007 – 2013
Philadelphia Bar AssociationChancellor, 2006Member, 1976 – Present
Pennsylvania IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) BoardBoard Member by appointment of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2013 – PresentVice-Chair, 2018 – Present
Public Justice FoundationMember, 2013 – Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident, 1995 – 1996Member, 1977 – Present
Academy of AdvocacyFaculty, 1994 – 2010
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeBoard of Governors, 1984 – 1998Member, 1977 – Present
American Association for JusticeMember, 1977 – Present
Super LawyersThomson Reuters, 2004 – PresentTop Ten in Pennsylvania, 2010 – 2019Ranked #3 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania, 2019Ranked #2 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania, 2016 – 2018
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report, 2013 – PresentMass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – PlaintiffsMedical Malpractice Law – PlaintiffsPersonal Injury Litigation – PlaintiffsProduct Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
Influencer of Law “Lifetime Achievement Award”Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2019
Best of the BarPhiladelphia Business Journal, October 2018
Justice Michael A. Musmanno AwardPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
Equal Justice AwardCommunity Legal Services, 2007
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – Present
FellowAcademy of Advocacy, 1978
The IKEA Dresser Tip-Over Litigation: Helping Clients and Consumers Across AmericaThe Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
Current Issues in Pennsylvania Product Liability LawPennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
Identifying the Auto Defect/Crashworthiness CaseThe Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
Pennsylvania Premises Liability: Law and Forms Co-AuthorPennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2003
Don’t Panic: Effective Trial Techniques for Young LawyersFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2019
The Trial of a Civil Case: Practical Tips and DemonstrationsFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2019
Truck Accident LitigationPennsylvania 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 VerdictsFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2018
Food Truck Explosion Case: The Making of a $160 Million SettlementPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
Raising the Stakes: Effective Pretrial and Trial StrategiesPennsylvania Bar Institute, 2018
IKEA Tip-Over Cases: Assembly RequiredPhiladelphia 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 TincherFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2015
Expanding Access to Justice Through Class Action ResidualsPhiladelphia Bar Association, 2015
Unlocking the Blockbuster CaseFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2014
Stars of the BarPennsylvania Association for Justice, 2014
Creative Lawyering from Investigation Through Verdict: Part 2Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012
Creative Lawyering from Investigation Through VerdictFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2011
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