Temple University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1987
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:
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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, Mark has been named by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Civil Plaintiff category and 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.
Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PennsylvaniaHearing Committee Member, 2016 – Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, 2003 – 2006Investigator, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, 2000 – Present
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors, 2006 – 2012
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident, 2007Board of Directors, 1997 – Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)Member, 2006 – Present
National Trial LawyersTop 100 Trial Attorney in Civil Plaintiff Category, 2006 – Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow, 2006 – Present
Super LawyerThomson Reuters, 2004 – PresentTop Ten in Pennsylvania, 2007 – Present
Best Lawyers in AmericaU.S. News and World Report, 2013 – PresentLawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs – 2018Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – PlaintiffsMedical Malpractice Law – PlaintiffsPersonal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Influencer of Law “Lifetime Achievement Award”Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2019
Volunteer of the MonthSupport Center for Child Advocates, 2017
Eddie Ohlbaum Distinguished Advocate for Children AwardSupport Center for Child Advocates, 2016
AssociateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates, 2006
FellowInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2006 – Present
President’s AwardThe Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy, 2002 (and continuously re-certified thereafter)
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation
Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of EvidenceAdvisory Board Member, Hon. Daniel J. Anders, General Editor, LexisNexis, Matthew Bender, 2015
Don’t Panic: Effective Trial Techniques for Young LawyersFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2019
Strategies for Developing the Blockbuster CaseFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2018
Multi-Million Dollar RecoveriesFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2018
Personal Injury Potpourri SeminarDispute Resolution Institute, 2018
Lights, Cameras, EvidencePennsylvania Bar Institute, 2017
Litigating the Insurance Bad Faith ClaimPennsylvania Bar Institute, 2017
High Profile Cases, High Profile AttorneysPennsylvania Association for Justice, 2016
Lights, Cameras, EvidencePennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
Creative Lawyering: Innovative Strategies to Enhance the Value of Your CaseFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2015
Masters in Trial: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statements through Jury DeliberationAmerican Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2014
Legal Issues in Emergency Room CasesPennsylvania 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 2Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012
Trial StrategyBeasley School of Law LLM Program, 2012
A View from Across the AisleSwartz Campbell Detweiller CLE, 2011
Deposition Techniques/Hi-Tech Depositions and Their Use at TrialPennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
Trial Strategy with Mongeluzzi, Stern & TannerPennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
Openings, Closings & ThemesPennsylvania Association for Justice, 2010
Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
Support Center for Child Advocates
Advocate and Board of Directors
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