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- Stockbroker Liability
- Securities Litigation
- Automobile Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Class Actions
- Products Liability
- 1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
- Phone: (215) 735-3716
- Fax: (215) 875-7703
- Recovering from a tragic loss
Mr. Feldman is a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Anapol Schwartz. His practice includes securities litigation and civil litigation of personal injury claims and claims on behalf of consumers.
His securities practice involves handling cases for individual investors, as well as governmental entities against brokerage firms. His civil practice includes handling automobile and truck accidents, products liability, liquor liability, construction accidents, professional liability, highway design, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and premises liability cases. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont in 1976, law degree from Villanova University in 1981 and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Feldman is the co-author of The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms published by the Legal Intelligencer in 2010. He is also the co-author of Elevator and Escalator Accident Reconstruction and Litigation, published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company (Second edition 2006), and Pennsylvania Causes of Action published by the Legal Intelligencer in 2011 and articles on the use of protective orders in products liability cases published by The Brief, The American Bar Association. Mr. Feldman has been a featured speaker for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Month and has been course planner and moderator for a number of Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (PAJ) Continuing Legal Education programs. Among the topics on which he has presented at these programs are automobile and truck accident issues, liquor liability, governmental immunity, use of engineering witnesses at trial, releases, differences between the State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, removal and remand, investigation techniques in dram shop cases, deposition techniques in motor vehicle and premises liability cases, comparison of Pennsylvania and New Jersey motor vehicle insurance law, securities fraud, unsuitable investments for senior citizens, variable annuities and deceptive sales practices in the brokerage industry.
Mr. Feldman is currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Counseling at Villanova University and anticipates receiving his degree in community counseling in 2013. From 2011-2012 Mr. Feldman worked through a local hospice providing grief counseling to patients and family members. Mr. Feldman frequently combines law and counseling and speaks to lawyers as well as community groups on topics relating to grief and loss and has written articles on improving the dialogue of loss, empathic listening for attorneys and maximizing damages arising from intangible losses. Mr. Feldman speaks to lawyers about being competent but also compassionate lawyers. He is passionate about raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, is the creator of EndDD.org., “End Distracted Driving,” speaks to various school, community and professional groups on that topic and produced a 3 minute public service video for the U.S. Dept of Transportation that is used across the country in various programs. The video can be found at www.youtube.com. Mr. Feldman recently coordinated a pilot program in which lawyers and judges across the country presented evidence-based distracted driving awareness programs in high schools to more than 41,000 teens and which, through scientifically designed surveys, will produce published studies of teen perceptions and teen driving behaviors. Mr. Feldman is the Pennsylvania Association of Justice (PAJ) 2011 Community Service Award recipient, the Kentucky Justice Association and Kentucky Family Safety Foundation 2012 Consumer Safety Award recipient and the 60forSafety 2012 Community Service Award recipient for his work to raise awareness of distracted driving issues. Mr. Feldman is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PAJ) and American Trial Lawyers Associations (AAJ), as well as the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).
Attorney News & Publications
Civil Justice Project Spotlight: Attorneys who stand up and make a difference for consumers. Public Citizen, September 2013.
Distracted-Driving Cases Are on the Rise in Pa. The Legal Intelligencer. September 2013.
Reaching out in Our Communities to Keep Our Children Safe: The 2012-13 EndDD.org High School Distracted Driving Awareness Program. Trial Lawyers Care, 07/10/2012
Joel Feldman was a guest lecturer at Shriner’s Hospital for Children on July 10, speaking with Hospital Staff about making safer driving choices.
Joel Feldman was selected for inclusion in 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®.
Joel Feldman Named To the Reader's Choice Top Attorneys List 2010 - Compiled by Avvo Inc., Suburban Life, 12/2010
Where Responsibility, Compassion Meet: Working With Bereaved Clients, The Legal Intelligencer, 3/21/2012
5 Ways To Support Someone Who Is Grieving, The Safety Report, Fall 2011
Lawyer who lost child to distracted driving rises above anger, Philadelphia Business Journal, 3/26/2012
Death Cases-Representing Family Members Zealously and Compassionately, PA-LawBlogs, 4/4/2012
AT&T’s Newest Anti-Texting Video “From one second to the next” - InjuryBoard, Aug 12, 2013
Is Hands-Free Risk Free? New Cognitive Distraction Study Results Released - InjuryBoard, Jun 13, 2013
The Parents of The Children Killed in Connecticut - InjuryBoard, Dec 20, 2012
Distracted Driving-Parents -Always Be The Driver That You Want Your Teen To Be - InjuryBoard, Jan 07, 2013
Multi-tasking while Driving -What’s Your Emergency? - InjuryBoard, Jan 31, 2011
Working Toward and Understanding of a Client's Loss - The Legal Intelligencer, 7/15/2010
Simple acts ease great pain - The Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/5/2010
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