Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP helped Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) raise funds for its 6th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic event on Oct. 3, 2011.
The firm served as a corporate sponsor of the charity function held at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Mark Tanner, the firm’s Co-Managing Partner, participated in the event which garnered $112,000 for the Child Advocates’ Project for Medically Needy Children initiative.
“As a Child Advocate and member of the Board of Directors, it is my continued privilege to support Child Advocates through charity events like its Golf Classic,” said Tanner. “Speaking on behalf of Feldman Shepherd, our firm is committed to providing legal support to the community. We commend Child Advocates for its tireless efforts in providing legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia — especially in relation to its Project for Medically Needy Children initiative.”
“Our medically needy cases are more complex, remain open longer, and require more agency resources than typical cases,” said Frank Cervone, Child Advocates’ Executive Director and a nationally recognized child abuse legal expert. “The Philadelphia corporate and legal communities have been critical in generating funds, awareness and changing the story for many of our areas most vulnerable children.”
Child Advocates is the country’s oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency for abused and neglected children which teams staff social workers with specially trained volunteer lawyers to secure necessary medical treatment, special education, rehabilitation services, and whenever possible permanent nurturing homes for cases involving children with serious and/or chronic medical needs. It is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country. Since its founding in 1977, Child Advocates has trained more than 3,500 attorneys who contribute pro bono services valued at more than $4.7 million annually. To learn more about the organization, go to www.advokid.org.
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.