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Alan M. Feldman

Personal injury Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

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About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    Recovery for persons injured by the negligent conduct of others

    9 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    30%
    Protects consumers who are injured by unsafe products

    9 years, 500 cases

  3. Class action
    10%
    Allows individuals with small claims to band together to hold corporations responsible for fraudulent or deceptive conduct

    60 cases

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.

 

 

Licensed for 46 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig LLP
1845 Walnut Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-4708

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Posted by Katie | December 19, 2012
The Best for the Worst Situation
My family lost everything due to a devastating car accident in 2010. We could not have known at the time of hiring Alan and his team, what excellent lawyers and people they truly were! Alan and his team were very responsive to our needs, compassionate to our grief, and helped us successively resolve our case so we could move on with our lives. I feel fortunate to have had the best help we could get during the most difficult situation of my family's life.
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Posted by Dori | December 6, 2012
One of the Best!
It is hard for me to put into words all of the gratitude I and my family feel toward Alan and the entire Feldman Shepherd team. From the first day that my shell shocked family met with him we were impressed with his proactive and empathetic attitude. He guided us through the whole process and our calls, emails and text messages were promptly returned if not by Alan than one of his coworkers. He was thorough and complete and left no stone unturned. Our case was settled for far more than we ever dreamed possible. He surrounds himself with great coworkers and the entire staff was helpful and supportive.
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Posted by Brenda | October 20, 2010
client
i really liked allan feldman. Alan handled our case really well. He did a super job on keeping us informed on what was going on with the case. Alan also updated promptly with any changes or concern;s we should have known about. Alan was very honest with everything and telling us with might or not might happen about our case. Alan did as super job with our case and the way he handled it we were pleased the way thing;s had turned out for us. I would recomend Alan to anybody who needs a good laywer.
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Posted by Howard | September 1, 2010
Howard
Attorney Alan M. Feldman and his assistant Attorney Daniel Mann and staff are the most genuine, thoughtful, and caring attorneys that my family and me have ever dealt with. Attorney Alan M. Feldman and his assistant Attorney Daniel Mann took on one of the world’s largest retail store where their automotive department were seriously negligent while working on my 23 year old daughter’s car. Due to their negligent my daughter suffered horrendous body injuries along with a traumatic brain injury. Attorney Alan M. Feldman and his assistant Attorney Daniel Mann provided genuine love and care for my family while at the same time they took on this retail giant and came away with a multi-million settlement. Although all the money in the world won’t change the out come of my precious daughter’s injuries, that she will have to live with for the rest of her life, as a family we now know that due to Attorney Alan M. Feldman and his assistant Attorney Daniel Mann diligent hard work, we can rest assure that new safety measures are now in place at this retail giant’s automotive department, which will prevent this life changing act of negligent from ever happing again to someone else’s son or daughter. I can honestly say that I have the utmost respect for the integrity of Attorney Alan M. Feldman and his assistant Attorney Daniel Mann, staff and Law Firm that I would highly recommend to anyone that was looking for the best attorney for representation no mater what the situation. Sincerely, Howard a grateful Father
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Co-Managing Partner
  • Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig LLP
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • $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

Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Publications

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Current Issues in Pennsylvania Product Liability Law
  • 2011
  • The Verdict
  • Identifying the Auto Defect/Crashworthiness Case
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • 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 Association for Justice
  • Unlocking the Blockbuster Case
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Greatest Cross Examination Ever
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Proving Brain and Psychological Injuries
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Class Actions in the Court of Common Pleas
  • 2005
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
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"Well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
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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 cases...plus he is a pleasure to work with.."
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Philadelphia Personal injury Lawyer Alan M. Feldman
Alan M. Feldman
Personal injury Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 46 years