Trial attorney G. Scott Vezina has joined Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP, focusing his practice on medical malpractice, product liabilityand aviation accidents. Vezina, formerly of the Ratzan Law Group in Miami, Fla., has handled more than 25 jury and 35 non-jury trial. Prior to entering private practice, Vezina served as national counsel for CNA Insurance Co. in the catastrophic claims unit, and was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana.
“We’re excited to have Scott join the team and look forward to introducing him to the Philadelphia legal community,” said Feldman Shepherd Co-Managing Partner Mark W. Tanner. “Scott brings to the fold a rich breadth of nationwide trial experience in medical negligence and general liability matters — especially since he has worked on both the defense and plaintiffs’ side of litigation.”
“Feldman Shepherd enjoys a strong reputation and excellent record,” said Vezina. “What impresses me most about the firm, however, is its skilled and dedicated group of personal injury lawyers and staff members. I am honored to be a part of this exceptional team of legal professionals.”
Vezina is a member of the American, Florida, Louisiana State and Texas bar associations, as well as the Florida Justice Association. A private pilot, he also belongs to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He earned his juris doctor from Loyola University School of Law in 1997 and his LL.M. in 2001. Vezina is admitted to practice in Florida, Louisiana and Texas, as well as before numerous U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Tax Court. In 2004, he was invited to begin new agent training with the FBI in Quantico, Va.
Vezina has obtained multi-million verdicts in several cases throughout the United States. A sampling of his accomplishments includes a $10.5 million verdict on behalf of a professional football player, an $8.8 million verdict for a catastrophically injured medical malpractice victim and a $5.2 million recovery on behalf of a brain-injured child.
Selected as an “Up and Comer” Legal Elite by Florida Trend in 2008 and 2009, Vezina was also recognized by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Miami magazine, as a 2009, 2010 and 2011 Florida Super Lawyer® Rising Star. He holds an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the legal guide’s highest ranking.
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.