Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Carol Nelson Shepherd of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP is serving as co-chair of the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) 2012 April Benefit. The nonprofit, providing free direct civil legal services to Philadelphia’s homeless and shelter population, will host its annual fundraiser on Apr. 11, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Sofitel, Philadelphia.
Each year, the HAP benefit draws approximately 200 people including business and legal professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region. The evening will feature musical guest, “Class Action,” a ‘60s and ‘70s band comprised of attorneys who were originally law firm colleagues at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. All proceeds from the fundraiser will support HAP’s mission to serve the Philadelphia homeless and shelter population. For tickets and additional information, go towww.homelessadvocacyproject.org or contact HAP at (215) 523-9595.
Outside of serving as co-chair of the charity event and long-time HAP board member, Shepherd is a founding partner with Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd. She devotes her practice to catastrophic injury claims arising from medical negligence, including claims against health care providers in obstetric / childbirth injury matters, delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical malpractice and many other cases involving substandard medical care.
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. A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Shepherd is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Litigation Counsel of America. From 2004 through 2011, she was named among 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.
About the Homeless Advocacy Project — HAP exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a legal staff of 13 and a corps of 400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services. Since 1990, HAP has provided legal assistance to 28,800 clients, representing $39 million worth of legal services. HAP’s goals are to: provide direct civil legal services to homeless families and individuals; connect homeless clients with needed social services; and advocate for the needs of Philadelphia’s homeless population and promote positive policy changes to address those needs. To learn more, go towww.homelessadvocacyproject.org.
About Feldman Shepherd — Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP (www.feldmanshepherd.com) 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.