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 $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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 2 in PA 2017||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top 10 in PA 2010 - 2016||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 in PA & PHL 2008 - 2009||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Certified Civil Trial Advocate||National Board of Trial Advocacy||1990|
|Co-Managing Partner||Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig LLP||1987 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2013 - Present|
|Public Justice Foundation||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts||Board Member - Appointed by PA Supreme Court||2013 - Present|
|Temple University School of Law||Board of Visitors||2012 - Present|
|Community Legal Services||Leadership Council||2007 - Present|
|International Academy of Trial Lawyers||Leadership Council||2007 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1977 - Present|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||Member||1977 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||1976 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Chancellor||2006 - 2006|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||President||1995 - 1996|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||Board of Governors||1984 - 1998|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||Current Issues in Pennsylvania Product Liability Law||2011|
|The Verdict||Identifying the Auto Defect/Crashworthiness Case||2009|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Temple University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Feldman Shepherd CLE||Unlocking the Blockbuster Case||2014|
|Feldman Shepherd CLE||Creative Lawyering From Investigation to Verdict, Part III||2013|
|Creative Lawyering: From Investigation to Verdict - Part 2||Strategic Use of Testing to Enhance Case Value||2012|
|Creative Lawyering: From Investigation to Verdict||How to Combat the Defense of Intoxication||2011|
|Penetrating the Fog - The Status of Product Liability Law in Pennsylvania Post-Berrier||Product Liability||2010|
|Master's Series: Alan M. Feldman & James F. Mundy on Trial Advocacy||Trial Advocacy Training||2009|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Greatest Cross Examination Ever||2008|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||Unlocking the Blockbuster Case||2008|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Proving Brain and Psychological Injuries||2007|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Class Actions in the Court of Common Pleas||2005|
|$18.3 Million Settlement for Family in Philadelphia House Fire Case||$18.3 Million Settlement|
|$26.1 Million Settlement in Philadelphia Tractor-Trailer Auto Accident||26.1 Million Settlement|
|$50 Million Settlement for Ikea Dresser Tip-Over Cases||$50 Million Settlement|
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