Patricia M. Giordano, a Philadelphia personal injury attorney with Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP, has been appointed to the Civil Trial Litigation Committee of the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ). The recently formed committee will explore issues of concern to NJAJ members relating to court rules, judges, administrative office of the courts (AOC) matters, jury charges and cases. Some of the key issues the committee is tasked with addressing include trial date certain issues; whether materials to be used on cross examination must be disclosed; whether a jury or judge should consider bad faith issues; and the conduct of trial judges. Giordano was appointed to the committee by NJAJ President Joseph C. Grassi.
“I look forward to serving on the Civil Trial Litigation Committee,” stated Giordano. “The committee’s work will benefit trial lawyers throughout New Jersey who frequently face common questions in handling matters before New Jersey courts. I am honored that New Jersey Association for Justice President Joe Grassi appointed me to this committee.”
With extensive litigation experience in Southern and Central New Jersey and the Philadelphia region, Giordano counsels and represents individuals in complex litigation, including catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice and pharmaceutical errors. She appears on behalf of clients in various trial courts and has authored and argued numerous appellate briefs before the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth courts. A selection of Giordano’s recent accomplishments includes a $2 million arbitration award in an obstetrics malpractice case, a $1.2 million settlement in a wrongful death matter, a $4 million settlement in an obstetrics case, a $4.5 million settlement in a dental malpractice matter and a $4.25 million settlement in an obstetrics case.
Giordano is an active member of several professional groups. She was appointed to the NJAJ Board of Governors in 2010 and serves as Co-Chair of the organization’s Women Lawyers Caucus. In addition to the NJAJ, she is a member of the Philadelphia and Camden County Bar Associations and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Active within her community as well, Giordano served as Chairperson of the Camden County Child Placement Review Board for nearly a decade. The Board encompasses a group of community volunteers who provide recommendations to the court regarding the placement of children taken out of the home and termination of parental rights. She also serves as a mentor for local high school and college students considering a career in law through programs such as the Philadelphia Bar Association Advanced Civics Education (A.C.E.) program. Arrive magazine recently recognized Giordano as one of the Philadelphia region’s top women attorneys in the field of personal injury law.
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.
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