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Feldman Shepherd Attorney JP Faunes Appointed to Board of Directors for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Legal Assistance

November 9, 2021

Feldman Shepherd is pleased to announce that attorney JP Faunes has been appointed to serve on the joint Board of Directors of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Legal Assistance.

Community Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians. Its mission is to fight poverty, challenge systems that perpetuate injustice, and change lives through cutting-edge advocacy and exceptional legal representation. Founded in 1996, Philadelphia Legal Assistance provides free civil legal services each year to over 6,000 individuals and families in Philadelphia who cannot afford an attorney. Its mission is to enforce and protect the rights of individuals and families by providing accessible, creative and high-quality legal assistance and working collaboratively for systemic change.

“The work that CLS and PLA do in fighting poverty and promoting justice in our communities is invaluable. I am honored and humbled at the opportunity to support the attorneys, administrators, and staff of these historic organizations,” Faunes said.

“We are pleased to learn of JP’s appointment and thrilled that CLS and PLA, and their clients, will benefit from his tenacity, problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm which have served our firm so well for many years,” said Feldman Shepherd Co-Managing Shareholder Mark W. Tanner.

At Feldman Shepherd, Faunes’ practice focuses on medical malpractice, birth injury, and other catastrophic personal injury cases. Since joining Feldman Shepherd in 2016, Faunes has helped to recover more than $47 million for the firm’s clients.

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