Pennsylvania Attorney and a Leading Driving Safety Advocate
For more than 30 years, Joel Feldman has successfully represented those who have been injured as well as loved ones of those killed as a result of negligence. Joel places a special emphasis on distracted driving-related truck and car crashes.
In addition to his extensive experience in personal injury law, Joel also holds a master’s degree in counseling to supplement his legal work.
Leadership in the Fight Against Distracted Driving
Following the death of his daughter Casey by a distracted driver in 2009, Joel has become one of the leading advocates for safe, non-distracted driving in the U.S. He worked with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to develop a scientifically-based distracted driving presentation, which has been seen by more than 250,000 people in the U.S. and Canada.
Through his End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) organization, Joel coordinates the efforts of more than 700 lawyers, health care professionals, safety advocates and driver’s education professionals in giving distracted driving awareness presentations in their communities.
Accomplished Legal Background
Joel earned his law degree and a master’s degree in counseling from Villanova University. From 2011 to 2012, he worked through a Philadelphia area hospice to provide grief counseling to patients’ families. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Notable Verdicts and Settlements
- $2.5 million award in a distracted driving car accident
- $2 million settlement involving a distracted tractor-trailer driver
- $1.45 million settlement for the family of a 4-year-old killed by a distracted dump truck driver
- $1.4 million verdict for a mechanic who lost the use of his arm in a crash caused by a distracted driver
- $1.13 million settlement for a family whose stockbroker mismanaged their account
- $1 million verdict for brain injury on school property
Joel’s personal injury practice includes automobile and truck accidents, products liability, liquor liability, construction accidents, professional liability, highway design, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and premises liability cases. His securities practice involves handling cases for individual investors, as well as governmental entities against brokerage firms.
Joel is a member of the American Association for Justice’s (AAJ) Trial Lawyers Care Committee, which encourages trial lawyers to work in their communities with local non-profit organizations.