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For almost thirty years I have called myself a personal injury attorney and a large part of my practice has been devoted to representing those injured, or family members of those killed in automobile accidents. Given that the vast majority of the automobile and truck accident cases I have handled over the years were caused as a result of distracted driving, I could accurately be called a distracted driving attorney. I have filed hundreds of cases where distracted driving was the cause and the numbers of cases is growing. Before cell phones, texting and e-mails became so popular, there were plenty of distractions. Those distractions still exist but now we have many more and the accident statistics show that accidents and deaths are increasing as a result of these distractions. While local and sate governments are debating enacting new laws prohibiting texting or some types of cell phone usage we can do something. When driving only drive. If we keep our hands on the wheel and eyes focused on the road we will be safe.

Attorney Joel Feldman is a skilled trial lawyer who has successfully represented personal injury clients for almost three decades and was the managing partner of Anapol Schwartz from 1991-2009. Mr. Feldman is coauthor of The Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms – a book that explains how to litigate a Pennsylvania personal injury case from beginning to end.

Mr. Feldman currently works with MADD to conduct death notification classes for Philadelphia and suburban police officers so that officers can learn how to be more supportive to families when delivering the news of a loved one’s death. The classes also teach officers what family members are likely to experience in the days and weeks following a tragic loss.

For Joel, the commitment to helping victims of distracted driving accidents is not purely a professional commitment. It is also personal. In 2009, Joel tragically lost his beloved daughter Casey Feldman in a distracted driving accident. Since then, he and his wife have been working tirelessly to prevent other families from suffering a similar tragedy.


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Practice areas


  1. Slip and Fall: 30%
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
  5. Investment Fraud: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
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  • Steven J. Fromm

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Joel is an extremely competent and experienced attorney. I have referred extremely complex and difficult matters to him and he has performed beyond expectations. He is also a very compassionate and caring attorney and is very interested in his client's welfare and concerns. I would highly recommend him for any type of litigation matter.


    Steven Fromm Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Anapol Weiss

One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-6716


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Service AwardPennsylvania Association for Justice2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBiennially2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAnapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Record Producer Wins $1 Million in Suit Alleging Hearing Loss From Falling Canoe$1 Million
$2 million dollar award in automobile accident$2 Million
$1.75 million dollar settlement for refinery worker paralyzed in workplace fall$1.75 million dollar
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Safety ReportFive Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving2011
The Legal IntelligencerWorking Toward an Understanding of a Client's Loss2011
The Philadelphia InquirerSimple Acts Ease Great Pain2010
Pennsylvania Personal Injury FormsPennsylvania Forms2009
The Legal IntelligencerProducing and Directing Your Way To Settlement2008
Elevator and Escalator Accident Reconstruction 2nd EditionElevator and Escalator Litigation2006
Unknown2.5 Million Award For Car Wreck From Arbitration2005
UnknownRecord Producer Wins $1 Million in Suit Alleging Hearing Loss From Falling Canoe2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawN/A1981
University of VermontN/AN/A1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Harrisburg Press ConferenceDistracted Driving Awareness Month2013
End Distracted DrivingEndDD Partners with DTLA2013
End Distracted DrivingEndDD Presentation at Massachusetts Schools2013