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Feldman Shepherd Elevates Daniel J. Mann and Jason A. Daria to Firm Shareholders, Zac Arbitman to Partner

June 16, 2023

The law firm of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP is pleased to announce the elevation of Daniel J. Mann and Jason A. Daria to firm shareholders and Zac Arbitman to partner.

“It is an honor to welcome Dan, Jason and Zac to their new roles in our firm. They are each smart, strategic litigators who prepare every case with meticulous attention to detail and share in our culture of collaboration and teamwork, and our commitment to exceptional client service,” said Co-Managing Shareholder Alan M. Feldman.

Daniel J. Mann: Mann represents individuals and families who have been victims of defectively manufactured products, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, construction and workplace accidents, premises defects, and medical malpractice. Mann joined Feldman Shepherd in 1996. A partner at the firm since 2003, Mann has co-chaired more than 40 jury trials and, through verdicts and settlements, has recovered in excess of $500 million for his clients. Notable results include: $50 million for the families of three toddlers who were fatally injured by IKEA dresser tip-overs; $46 million — believed to be the largest child wrongful death recovery in U.S. history — for the family of a toddler who was fatally injured by an IKEA dresser tip-over; $36.5 million — the largest pre-verdict settlement in Pennsylvania state court history — for the family of two victims who died from the explosion of a propane cylinder on a food truck; $26.1 million for survivors of a tractor-trailer accident; and $18.3 million against the manufacturer of a portable electric heater that caused a house fire resulting in two fatalities and catastrophic injuries to an infant.

Jason A. Daria: Daria’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation involving motor vehicle and trucking accidents, construction accidents, premises and product liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Daria has achieved numerous seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of catastrophically injured clients. Notable results include: $31 million jury verdict against the County of Camden, New Jersey, for failure to repair a highway guardrail that it knew was dangerous; $25 million recovery — including a $19.1 million jury verdict recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as the highest verdict in Pennsylvania in 2021 — for three victims of a tractor-trailer accident involving multiple vehicles in a dangerous construction zone; and $13.3 million settlement for a carpenter who fell 14 feet at an office construction site when a roof truss that he was installing broke.

Zac Arbitman: Arbitman, who joined Feldman Shepherd in December 2021, leads the firm’s whistleblower practice and represents plaintiffs in other high-stakes civil litigation, including catastrophic personal injury and class action cases. As lead counsel in the whistleblower practice, Arbitman brings claims on behalf of whistleblowers under state and federal False Claims Acts, various state whistleblower statutes, and the SEC, CFTC, IRS, AML, and NHTSA whistleblower programs. Over his career, he has helped whistleblower clients achieve many significant recoveries, including in cases where the government has declined to intervene. His class action practice is equally diverse and centers on important consumer protection cases — namely, product liability, false advertising, and antitrust matters. His personal injury practice is comprised of a wide array of cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, unsafe premises, unsafe products, and civil rights violations.

  • 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.