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     For more than 25 years, Roberta "Bobbie" Pichini has represented
seriously injured babies, children and adults. She has litigated scores
of medical malpractice cases, including obstetrical negligence resulting
in brain-injured children, delay in diagnosis of cancer, emergency room
errors, and patient abuse by therapists. She successfully prosecutes
product liability actions and is especially proud of a suit against a
major manufacturer of children's cribs which uncovered a defect that had
caused the strangulation of many babies.


     Her diverse practice also includes representation of victims of
catastrophic auto and boating accidents, including several victims of
the Pier 34 collapse in Philadelphia. A case involving the drowning of a
father and son while canoeing resulted, not only in a substantial
monetary award, but also in the removal of the dangerous dam which
caused their deaths.


     The first woman in Pennsylvania to be invited into the prestigious
International Academy of Trial Lawyers (membership is limited to 500
lawyers), Ms. Pichini was elected the organization's first woman officer
in 2003. She will become the first woman President in 2011. Ms.
Pichini has also been invited to join the American College of Trial
Lawyers and ABOTA
(American Board of Trial Advocates
), and is a member of the Million
Dollar Advocates Forum.


     Ms. Pichini was named by the Legal Intelligencer as one of
four women leaders in personal injury litigation in Pennsylvania. She
was awarded the Sandra Day O'Connor Award by the Philadelphia Bar
Association for professional excellence and advancing the role of women
in the bar. Her move to Feldman Shepherd in 2004 was listed as one of
the top lateral moves of the year.


Pichini has been named a Super Lawyer each year the award has been
given. In 2007, 2008, and 2009 she was recognized as a Top 50
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, and a Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer.


     Ms. Pichini is an honors graduate of the Hospital of the University of
Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Neumann College and Villanova University
School of Law, where she earned the Order of the Coif honors.  She was
an editor of the Villanova Law Review and served as a law clerk to the
Honorable Donald W. VanArtsdalen, of the United States District Court.


Practice areas


  1. product liability: 50%
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%

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Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner & Weinstock

1845 Walnut St
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


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Sandra Day O’Connor Award WinnerPhiladelphia Bar Association2006
Hon. Robert E. Keeton AwardNational Institute for Trial Advocacy2003
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