Anapol Schwartz Creates Foundation to Support Research/Programs Advancing Public Health and Safety

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Announcement Made in PA Super Lawyers, Where Eight Firm Partners Honored

who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Law firm Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C., has officially announced the creation of The Anapol Schwartz Foundation. Established as a Donor Advised Fund at the National Philanthropic Trust, the Foundation will support non-profits serving victims and their families, fund research and programs that advance public health and safety, and ultimately help consumers lead safer and more productive lives.

Contributing an initial $25,000, Anapol Schwartz will dedicate up to $100,000 from its recent Vioxx settlement and additional funds as it wins cases on behalf of clients/their families. The firm will announce the first grantee in summer/fall 2008.

For more than three decades, Anapol Schwartz has been committed to identifying risks before they impact the greater population, and taking on the hard fights early, quickly and directly, whether in the representation of more than 800 plaintiffs in the Vioxx settlement or dozens of victims and families in the Trasylol® litigation.

"In everything we do, we're working to ensure that individuals and their families who have suffered harm are treated fairly and compassionately. The foundation is a natural extension of our dedication to championing victims' rights," says Joel Feldman, managing partner.

The Foundation's formal announcement recently came in the 2008 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. The publication identifies attorneys "who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement." Eight Anapol Schwartz partners were honored this year. They were Lawrence Cohan, Joel Feldman, Howard Levin, Mark LeWinter, James Ronca, Alan Schwartz, Bernard Smalley and Sol Weiss.*    

Founded in 1977, Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley is a personal injury firm with more than 25 attorneys and law offices in Philadelphia, Media, Reading and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Cherry Hill, N.J. The firm has a multi-faceted practice with a tradition of excellence in medical malpractice law, pharmaceutical mass tort, medical device matters, toxic tort, class actions, products liability, automobile, investor claims and wrongful termination litigation.

•Lawrence Cohan: Bachelor's degree from Boston University (summa cum laude, 1976): University of Pennsylvania Law School (1979). Resides in Gladwyne, Pa.
•Joel Feldman: Bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont (1976); Villanova University School of Law (1981). Resides in Springfield, Pa.
•Howard Levin: Bachelor's degree from University of Illinois (1978); Villanova University School of Law (1981). Resides in Villanova, Pa.
•Mark LeWinter: Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland (1978); Capital University Law School (1981). Resides in Gladwyne, Pa.
•James Ronca: Bachelor's degree from Leigh University (with honors, 1974); The Dickinson School of Law (1977). Resides in Center City Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
•Alan Schwartz: Bachelor's degree from Temple University (1960); Temple University Beasley School of Law (1963). Resides in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
•Bernard Smalley: Bachelor's degree from Temple University (1971); Widener University School of Law (1980). Resides in West Philadelphia.
•Sol Weiss: Bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University (1968); Villanova University School of Law (1972). Resides in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

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