Philadelphia personal injury lawyers from the law firm of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP took to the pavement on Sept. 24 and 25, 2011, to help fight multiple sclerosis by participating in the 31st annual Bike MS: City to Shore Ride.
Feldman Shepherd attorney Evan Y. Liu, M.D., J.D., served as the firm’s team leader and organized a nine-person cycling team consisting of his fellow co-workers Thomas Martin, Patricia M. Giordano and Gilbert J. Marquez as well as family and friends. Team Feldman Shepherd raised $3,250 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“The attorneys and staff of Feldman Shepherd are very proud of the firm’s dedication to philanthropic endeavors,” stated Dr. Liu. “We enjoyed participating in last year’s Bike MS event and were pleased to do so again in 2011. We are grateful to all those who contributed to our successful fundraising effort.”
The National MS Society helps the 400,000 people living with MS in America by funding cutting-edge research, increasing awareness through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services to those affected by the neurological disease. The City to Shore Ride, which took place in Southern New Jersey, saw an estimated 7,000 cyclists join the fight against MS. Feldman Shepherd formed a diverse team to ride 75 miles in the event, beginning in Cherry Hill, N.J. and ending in Ocean City, N.J. All proceeds raised support research for a cure and provide programs to address the needs of people living with MS.
Feldman Shepherd and its trial attorneys are committed to providing legal and other support to the community. Lawyers and staff members alike lend their time and talents to philanthropic organizations. Feldman Shepherd also donates $1,000 per year per attorney to legal services such as Philadelphia VIP, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Senior Law Center, Support Center for Child Advocates and others. The staff raises money and gift donations each year for less fortunate members of the community. In addition, the firm contributes one percent of all cerebral palsy case settlements and verdicts to a fund that sends families of children with cerebral palsy to Disney World. The firm has sent six families to Disney to date and anticipates sending many more.
About Feldman Shepherd — Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP has handled cases producing some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania. The firm represents plaintiffs in significant personal injury, class action, and other complex civil litigation. Clients include victims of medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe workplaces, motor vehicle accidents, legal malpractice and insurer misconduct.