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Feldman Shepherd Promotes Bethany Nikitenko to Law Firm Partner

February 22, 2021

The law firm of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP is pleased to announce that Bethany R. Nikitenko has been named a partner. Nikitenko, who joined Feldman Shepherd in 2019, represents individuals and families who have been catastrophically injured by medical malpractice, auto and motor vehicle accidents, unsafe buildings, defective products, and sexual abuse. She has helped to obtain multimillion-dollar recoveries in cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“Bethany is a talented lawyer who does everything well,” said Co-Managing Shareholder Alan M. Feldman. “Whether it’s preparing to examine a witness or writing an appellate brief or her many professional and community activities, Bethany is fully invested in whatever she does. We are delighted to have her as a partner at our firm.”

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with such dedicated professionals who exemplify excellence in the representation of the firm’s clients. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the firm’s mission of providing legal representation of the highest quality to those whose lives have been impacted by preventable tragedies and to carrying on the firm’s longstanding tradition of pro bono legal service,” said Nikitenko.

After receiving her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from University of Pittsburgh in 2003, Nikitenko earned her J.D. cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2007. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Nikitenko serves on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and is Vice Chair of the association’s Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. In 2018, she was honored by the association with its Craig M. Perry Service Award for her numerous volunteer activities, which have included serving as a volunteer attorney for Philadelphia VIP, serving as a member of the Development Committee for Women Against Abuse, and serving on the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). In 2017, Nikitenko received the AJC’s Murray Friedman Emerging Leader Award for demonstrating integrity, creativity and leadership in her service to others.

Bethany Nikitenko Appointed Chair of Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP attorneys are licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. In addition, our attorneys practice in other states on a pro hac vice basis. Pro hac vice admission is when a lawyer not licensed in a particular state associates with a lawyer who is licensed in that state and obtains the court’s permission to jointly represent a client in a specific matter.