Alan M. FeldmanAlan M. Feldman

Alan M. Feldman

Co-Managing Shareholder
  • afeldman@feldmanshepherd.com
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Co-Managing Shareholder

  • P (215) 567-8300
  • F (215) 599-1291

The Team

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1976

Temple University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1973

Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1982

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1976

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other states

Alan M. Feldman, Co-Managing Partner and one of the founders of Feldman Shepherd, devotes his practice to helping victims of defective products, unsafe cars and trucks, motor vehicle collisions, and other catastrophic accidents. He is a dedicated and seasoned trial attorney who has secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of cases.

Alan’s successes include awards against auto manufacturers for failing to design and build vehicles that protect occupants from injury during collisions, winning compensation for the families of children injured or killed by defective consumer products and recoveries for victims of sexual abuse on college campuses. Alan also has brought successful class action lawsuits against the automotive and medical industries, and is one of a small number of trial lawyers who have successfully tried class actions to jury verdict. His recent results include a $50 million settlement for the families of three toddlers who were fatally injured by IKEA dresser tip-overs, a  $26 million settlement for the survivors of a tractor-trailer accident, $18 million for a family devastated by a house fire caused by a defective electric heater and a confidential settlement for the victim of a carjacking at a New Jersey casino. Alan currently represents the families of three toddlers who were fatally injured by IKEA dresser tip-overs.

Recognized as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania every year since 2010, and a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Philadelphia every year since 2007, Alan has also been selected for inclusion among the 2015 Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report. He is one of a select number of trial lawyers to be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Alan is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (limited to 500 active lawyers throughout the world), and a past president of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

In 2006, Alan was elected by his fellow lawyers in the City of Philadelphia to serve as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its 13,000 members. During his tenure, he created the “Raising the Bar” campaign, which helped gather millions of dollars from Philadelphia law firms to provide free legal services to those in need. More recently, Alan was appointed by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to serve on the IOLTA Board, which supports legal services agencies throughout the Commonwealth.

A frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for other attorneys, Alan has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law, published materials for more than 50 trial skills programs, and co-authored a textbook on premises liability law.

While practicing law, managing his law firm, and serving his community fills Alan’s professional life, his proudest accomplishment is raising two wonderful and successful daughters with his wife, Dr. Maureen Pelta, a Professor of Art History for more than 20 years at Moore College of Art and Design. A dedicated runner, Alan has participated in virtually all of the annual races sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association since 1979, although he will admit that he is not quite as speedy as he used to be.

Alan, a Temple University School of Law graduate, is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has also been admitted pro hac vice to represent clients in other states.

 

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1976

Temple University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1973

Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1982

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1976

Admitted Pro Hac Vice in other states

Affiliations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Leadership Council, 2007 – Present
Fellow, 2013 – Present

Temple University School of Law
Board of Visitors, 2012 – Present
Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – 1997

Community Legal Services of Pennsylvania
Leadership Council, 2007 – Present
Board of Trustees, 2007 – 2013

Philadelphia Bar Association
Chancellor, 2006
Member, 1976 – Present

Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts
Board Member by appointment of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2013 – Present

Public Justice Foundation
Member, 2013 – Present

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
President, 1995
Member, 1977 – Present

Academy of Advocacy
Faculty, 1994 – 2010

Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Board of Governors, 1984 – 1998
Member, 1977 – Present

American Association for Justice
Member, 1977 – Present

Awards

Super Lawyers
Top Ten in Pennsylvania, 2010 – 2016
Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2016

Best Lawyers in America
U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – 2016
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Equal Justice Award
Community Legal Services, 2007

Certified Civil Trial Specialist
National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990 – Present

Fellow
Academy of Advocacy, 1978

Publications

Current Issues in Pennsylvania Product Liability Law
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011

Identifying the Auto Defect/Crashworthiness Case
The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Pennsylvania Premises Liability: Law and Forms
Co-Author, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2003

Speaking Engagements

Unlocking the Blockbuster Case
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2014

Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict, Part III
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2013

Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict, Part II
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012

Building Your Business From Whole Cloth
American Association for Justice, 2011

Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict
Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2011

Penetrating The Fog: The Statue Of Product Liability Law in Pennsylvania Post-Berrier
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2009

Unlocking the Blockbuster Case
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2008

Greatest Cross Examination Ever!
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2008

Proving Brain and Psychological Injuries
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2007

Class Actions in the Court of Common Pleas
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2005