Mark W. Tanner, Esq.
Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, Philadelphia
Mr. Tanner is a partner at Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, where he focuses his practice on complex civil litigation including medical malpractice, product liability, insurance bad faith, and class action cases. He is a board-certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and was recently inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which limits its membership to 500 of the top trial attorneys from the United States. Mr. Tanner has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top 100 “Superlawyers” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in each year the list was published, and was recognized as one of the Top 10 “Superlawyers” in Pennsylvania in 2008. In 2005, he was the recipient of the President’s Award of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association, and has served continuously as a Board member and/or officer of that organization where he served as its President in 2007/2008. He also has been inducted as an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Tanner has served as a faculty member for Temple University’s Academy of Advocacy, and has provided over 40 CLE lectures by invitation for various legal organizations in the United States and in London. He was elected and served on the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors, and is an Investigator for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. Through the Bar Association, he has chaired the discovery court sub-committee for the State Civil Litigation Section, and was appointed to a committee formed to work with the judiciary and implement reforms in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as suggested by the National Committee on State Courts. To date, Mr. Tanner has obtained jury verdicts for his clients totaling in excess of $50 million in courts throughout Pennsylvania. He also regularly represents indigent clients through the Philadelphia VIP Program, and volunteers as a Child Advocate with the Support Center for Child Advocates, an organization which also appointed him to its Board of Directors. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, and graduated with honors from Temple University School of Law.