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For more than 30 years, Alan M. Feldman has been winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in serious personal injury and class action cases. His recent successes include:

Mr. Feldman’s diverse practice includes auto defect (crashworthiness) cases, medical malpractice litigation, class actions on behalf of consumers and other significant personal injury matters. He is a seasoned trial lawyer who has achieved a record of success in an impressive variety of cases, including claims against HMOs and health insurance companies for fraudulent medical care (profiled on the TV program Dateline NBC), recoveries against auto manufacturers for failing to incorporate essential safety devices in their vehicles, awards for the families of Philadelphia firemen killed in the line of duty, and a $1 million verdict for a client improperly denied a jackpot by an Atlantic City casino.

A respected leader in the Philadelphia legal community, Mr. Feldman was elected to serve as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its 13,000 members in 2006. During his tenure, he introduced the "Raising the Bar" campaign, which has raised millions of dollars to help provide free legal services to the needy. Mr. Feldman has also served as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and is one of a select number of trial lawyers to be certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He has consistently been selected as one of the top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania.

National Board of Trial AdvocacyIn addition to his trial practice and other professional activities, Mr. Feldman has co-authored a textbook on premises liability law, and served for years as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Temple University School of Law. A frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for other attorneys, Mr. Feldman has lectured and published materials for more than fifty trial skills programs. He has served as Managing Partner of Feldman Shepherd since the firm was founded in 1987.

Mr. Feldman was named one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2010201120122013 and 2014. He has been named a Top 100 Super Lawyer in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania since 2007.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    2 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Defective Products: 30%
    2 years, 500 cases
  3. Class Action: 10%
    60 cases



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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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    No one does a better job at preparing a case, and getting an incredible result than Alan Feldman. I have been referring my significant cases to him for over twenty years and he has never let me down. Unlike some of the other "big name" lawyers, Alan is not afraid to take on the difficult he is a pleasure to work with..


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Contact info

Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig LLP

21st floor
1845 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4708


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2013
Top 10 in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2012
Top 10 in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2011
Top 10 in PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Lawyers in PA & PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2009
Top 100 Lawyers in PA & PhiladelphiaSuper Lawyers2008
Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Co-Managing PartnerFeldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig LLP1987 - Present
AssociateRaynes, McCarty, and Binder1977 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow2013 - Present
Public JusticeMember2011 - Present
Community Legal ServicesBoard Member2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationChancellor2006 - 2006
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1995 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Samuel-Bassett v. Kia Motors Corp$5.4 million verdict plus fees
Confidential by agreement of the partiesConfidential Settlement - no headrest in Ford F150
Rutter v. Frank Ferrara & Sons, Inc.$3 million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The VerdictIdentifying the Auto Defect/Crashworthiness Case2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Central High SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Creative Lawyering: From Investigation to Verdict - Part 2Strategic Use of Testing to Enhance Case Value2012
Creative Lawyering: From Investigation to VerdictHow to Combat the Defense of Intoxication2011
Penetrating the Fog - The Status of Product Liability Law in Pennsylvania Post-BerrierProduct Liability2010
Master's Series: Alan M. Feldman & James F. Mundy on Trial AdvocacyTrial Advocacy Training2009
Proving Brain and Psychological InjuriesTrial Advocacy Training2007