Founding partner Carol Nelson Shepherd, Esq. of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP has been elected President of the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Board of Directors for a one year term beginning January 1, 2015.
HAP, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, was established by a group of concerned citizens and activists to address the unmet legal needs of Philadelphia’s homeless and shelter populations. HAP collaborates with shelter providers, homeless advocates, community service providers and legal community members to provide homeless clients and shelter residents with legal representation and connect them with other available social services and benefits. HAP’s 350 volunteers have helped more than 35,300 homeless people and, to date, have provided more than $50 million worth of free legal services to their clients.
“It is an honor to take the helm of such a meaningful and rewarding organization,” said Shepherd. “My hope is that by working with the amazingly supportive network of volunteers and donors we can make the 25th anniversary the most successful year ever.”
Shepherd focuses her practice on catastrophic injury claims arising from medical negligence. She has represented clients in a wide array of medical malpractice claims, including those arising from obstetric/childbirth injuries, delayed diagnosis of cancer, negligent surgery, and other medical errors.
Shepherd is a frequent author and lecturer regarding medical malpractice and has held prominent leadership positions in the regional and national legal communities, including the Pennsylvania and American Associations for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Each year since 2004, Ms. Shepherd has been named one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Top 100 Super Lawyers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, and as a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP has handled cases producing some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 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.