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W. Tanner is an accomplished trial attorney with a wide ranging
practice in complex litigation. In addition to securing one of the
largest medical malpractice verdicts in the courts of Pennsylvania, Mr.
Tanner has also secured what is believed to be the largest jury verdict
in Pennsylvania in a bad faith case against an insurance company.
Mr. Tanner has been appointed by the Court as liaison counsel in mass
tort litigation in both Pennsylvania state and federal courts,
including the Orthopedic Bone Screw litigation and the Diet Drug
litigation, in which he served as sub-class counsel. His practice
interests include medical negligence, disability insurance claims,
insurance bad faith, product liability and class action litigation.
Mr. Tanner received a B.A. in English Literature from the College of
the Holy Cross, and received his law degree with honors from Temple
University School of Law. At Temple, he received awards in the fields of
trial and appellate advocacy.
Recognized for four consecutive years by Philadelphia Magazine as one
of the top 100 "Super Lawyers" in Pennsylvania, Mr. Tanner was named
among the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010, the Superlawyers magazine ran a feature article describing his success
In 2006, Mr. Tanner became one of the youngest attorneys ever invited
to become a Fellow of the
prestigious International Academy of Trial Attorneys (membership is
limited to 500 lawyers). He has also been selected for membership in the
Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and is certified as a Civil Trial
Specialist by the National
Board of Trial Advocacy.
Since 1997, Mr. Tanner has served continuously on the Board of
Directors of the Philadelphia
Trial Lawyers Association, becoming their President in July 2007.
He often serves as a faculty member in programs devoted to the
development of trial advocacy skills, and teaches at Temple University's
Academy of Advocacy. In 2007 he was also appointed to the Board of
Directors of the non-profit Support Center for Child Advocates.
Mr. Tanner has won over $50 million in jury verdicts in the Pennsylvania courts, and has secured even more for his clients by way of settlement of claims in Pennsylvania and around the country. He is frequently called upon by other lawyers to take over cases prior to trial when it becomes clear the case will not settle and needs to be tried to verdict.
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
Mark is a very accomplished personal injury attorney and terrific to work with. He does a great job for his clients. I am happy to endorse Mark. I would recommend Mark to anyone and I have referred my clients to him with confidence that they will be well represented.
John McAneney Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Mark is what I call a "heavy hitter" among my friends and colleagues. His firm, Feldman, Shepard, Wogelertner, Tanner, Weinstock and Dodig, PC, is known nationally for representing catastrophic injury victims. He has handled complex malpractice cases including obstetrical negligence cases, crashworthiness cases and bad faith cases all the way through verdict. He is the former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers.
Joseph Derita Workers Compensation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Award||Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|PA Association for Justice||Board Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers||Board Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||President||N/A|
|International Academy of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||N/A|
|Support Center for Child Advocates||Child Advocate and Board of Directors||N/A|
|Volunteers for the Indigent Program||Participant||N/A|
|Medical Legal Committee||Member||N/A|
|State Civil Rules Committee||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Associate||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Leaders Forum||N/A|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||N/A||PA_JD||1990|
|College of the Holy Cross||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|