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 Partner and one of the founders of Feldman Shepherd, is a dedicated and seasoned trial attorney who has secured many multi-million 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:
• $50 million for the families of three toddlers who were fatally injured by IKEA dresser tip-overs
• $8 Million Settlement for Death of Infant in Baby Sling
• $26 million for the survivors of a tractor-trailer accident
• $9.75 million recovery for the victim of a tractor-trailer accident
• $15.5 million verdict against a large trucking company for failing to perform background checks on its independent contractor drivers
• $6 million class action verdict for purchasers of Kia cars with defective brakes
• Multimillion Dollar Settlement for Airbag Non-Deployment
• a confidential settlement for the victim of a carjacking at an Atlantic City casino
• confidential settlements for victims of abuse by university faculty members and administrators
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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 2 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania (from more than 50,000 lawyers in the Commonwealth) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. 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 Lawyers Leadership Council, 2007 – Present Fellow, 2013 – Present
Temple University 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, Member 2013 – Present Vice-Chair, 2018-present
Public Justice Foundation Member, 2013 – Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association President, 1995 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
Super Lawyers Top Ten in Pennsylvania, 2010 – 2017 Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2017 Ranked #2 Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania in 2017
Best Lawyers in America U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – 2018 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
2017 Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award
Equal Justice Award Community Legal Services, 2007
Certified Civil Trial Specialist National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – Present
Fellow Academy of Advocacy, 1978
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
Unlocking the Blockbuster Case Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2014
Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict, Part III Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2013
Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict, Part II Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012
Building Your Business From Whole Cloth American Association for Justice, 2011
Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2011
Penetrating The Fog: The Statue Of Product Liability Law in Pennsylvania Post-Berrier Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2009
Unlocking the Blockbuster Case Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2008
Greatest Cross Examination Ever! Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2008
Proving Brain and Psychological Injuries Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
Class Actions in the Court of Common Pleas Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
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