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Mark W. Tanner

Co-Managing Shareholder
  • mtanner@feldmanshepherd.com
  • P (215) 567-8300
  • F (215) 599-1581
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Co-Managing Shareholder

  • P (215) 567-8300
  • F (215) 599-1581

The Team

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1987

Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2005

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2009

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1990

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other states

Mark W. Tanner, Co-Managing Shareholder of Feldman Shepherd, primarily represents victims of medical negligence and insurance bad faith, and also has substantial experience in cases involving disability insurance claims, civil rights claims, catastrophic trucking and motor vehicle accident cases, and class action litigation. An accomplished trial attorney with a wide-ranging practice, Mark has handled cases throughout the region and across the country, and has been appointed as a liaison counsel in mass tort litigation at both the state and federal court level.

Mark’s recent results include:

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE:

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TRUCK ACCIDENTS:

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INSURANCE BAD FAITH:

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Mark has been recognized every year since 2007 as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Thomson Reuters. He is the former president of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (2007-2008) and the 2005 recipient of its President’s Award. In addition, in 2020 Mark was inducted as Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has also been named by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Civil Plaintiff category, in 2016 was appointed as a hearing committee member serving the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In recognition of his success at trial, Mark was also one of the youngest attorneys ever invited to become a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (membership limited to 500 lawyers).

In additional to maintaining a robust practice, Mark is a passionate pro bono activist, representing underprivileged and neglected children as a child advocate for the nonprofit Support Center for Child Advocates, where he has also served on the board of directors. As a frequent lecturer, Mark has participated in more than 50 continuing legal education programs, and has taught trial advocacy, among other subjects, to law students and graduate LL.M. students at local area law schools. He has lectured throughout the United States and, by invitation, to barristers in London.

When not in court, Mark enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, and scuba diving, and he constantly struggles with his golf game.

Mark earned a B.A. in English Literature from the College of the Holy Cross, and his J.D. cum laude from Temple University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1987

Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 2006

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2005

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2009

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1990

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other states

Affiliations

Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Hearing Committee Member, 2016 – Present

Philadelphia Bar Association
Board of Governors, 2003 – 2006
Investigator, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, 2000 – Present

Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Governors, 2006 – 2012

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
President, 2007
Board of Directors, 1997 – Present

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Member, 2006 – Present

National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Attorney in Civil Plaintiff Category, 2006 – Present

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, 2006 – Present

Awards

Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters, 2004 – Present
Top Ten in Pennsylvania, 2007 – Present

Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – Present
Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs – 2018
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

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

Volunteer of the Month
Support Center for Child Advocates, 2017

Eddie Ohlbaum Distinguished Advocate for Children Award
Support Center for Child Advocates, 2016

Associate
American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006

Fellow
The American College of Trial Lawyers, 2020-Present
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006 – Present

President’s Award
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2002 (and continuously re-certified thereafter)

Fellow
American Bar Foundation

Publications

Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence
Advisory Board Member, Hon. Daniel J. Anders, General Editor, LexisNexis, Matthew Bender, 2015

Speaking Engagements

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

Strategies for Developing the Blockbuster Case
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2018

Multi-Million Dollar Recoveries
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2018

Personal Injury Potpourri Seminar
Dispute Resolution Institute, 2018

Lights, Cameras, Evidence
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2017

Litigating the Insurance Bad Faith Claim
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2017

High Profile Cases, High Profile Attorneys
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2016

Lights, Cameras, Evidence
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015

Creative Lawyering: Innovative Strategies to Enhance the Value of Your Case
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2015

Masters in Trial: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statements through Jury Deliberation
American Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2014

Legal Issues in Emergency Room Cases
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2014

Proving Damages for the Client that ‘looks fine to me’
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2012

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

Trial Strategy
Beasley School of Law LLM Program, 2012

A View from Across the Aisle
Swartz Campbell Detweiller CLE, 2011

Deposition Techniques/Hi-Tech Depositions and Their Use at Trial
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011

Trial Strategy with Mongeluzzi, Stern & Tanner
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011

Openings, Closings & Themes
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2010

Community Involvement

Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
Member

Support Center for Child Advocates
Advocate and Board of Directors