Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP is pleased to announce that personal injury attorney and firm Co-Managing Partner Alan M. Feldman has been invited to join the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL). Chartered in 1954 to facilitate the administration of justice and promote the rule of law internationally, IATL limits its invitation-only membership to 500 U.S. fellows, as well as fellows from more than 30 other countries. Prospective fellows undergo a rigorous review that includes legal skills, character, integrity and trial record.
“I am honored to be invited into the esteemed membership ranks of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers,” said Feldman. “IATL membership marks a significant milestone, and I look forward to participating in the IATL’s many worthy endeavors within the national and international legal communities.”
Feldman will be inducted into the IATL during the organization’s 2012 Mid-Year Meeting, to be held from July 25 through 29 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vail, Colo.
Feldman has been winning verdicts and settlements in serious personal injury and class action matters for more than 30 years. A sampling of his recent successes includes a $26.1 million settlement for a fatal injury and a traumatic brain injury to occupants of a car struck by a tractor-trailer, a $4.5 million verdict for a warehouse worker injured by a brake failure on a pallet truck, an $18 million settlement for death and injuries caused by a defective portable heater, a $10 million settlement in an airbag non-deployment case, a verdict of more than $4 million for an infant killed in a trucking accident, and $6 million and $5.6 million verdicts in separate class action cases against a major automobile manufacturer.
“Alan Feldman is an ideal representative of the IATL: he possesses a diligent work ethic, character beyond reproach and an exceptional trial record,” said Feldman Shepherd Partner and 2011 IATL President Roberta D. Pichini. “I am proud to welcome Alan to IATL fellowship.”
A seasoned trial lawyer who has achieved a record of success in an impressive variety of cases, Feldman’s diverse practice includes auto defect (crashworthiness) cases, medical malpractice litigation, class actions on behalf of consumers and other significant civil matters. His case list has included claims against HMOs and health insurance companies for fraudulent medical care, recoveries against auto manufacturers for failing to incorporate essential safety devices in their vehicles, awards for the families of Philadelphia firemen killed in the line of duty, and a $1 million verdict for a client improperly denied a jackpot by an Atlantic City casino, to name a few.
Feldman is also a respected leader within the Philadelphia legal community. He is a past chancellor of the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, has served as president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and is one of a select number of trial lawyers to be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Feldman is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a fellow of the Academy of Advocacy and the 2007 recipient of the Community Legal Services Equal Justice Award. He has consistently been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters, published annually inPhiladelphia magazine, frequently achieving Top 10 Pennsylvania and Top 100 Pennsylvania and PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyer status.
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.