Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys Teach Effective Use of Trial Exhibits at Villanova Law

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Attorneys Roberta D. Pichini, Carolyn M. Chopko and Edward Scott Goldis of the Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, recently presented the Effective Use of Exhibits at Trial to Villanova University Law School students enrolled in Advanced Trial Advocacy.

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Attorneys Roberta D. Pichini, Carolyn M. Chopko and Edward Scott Goldis of the Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, recently presented the Effective Use of Exhibits at Trial to Villanova University Law School students enrolled in Advanced Trial Advocacy. Third year students enrolled in the Honorable Abraham Gafni's class, were taught evidentiary and strategic trial principles, and how to use illustrations, photographs, animations, models, and other exhibits during trial.

Pichini is a 2010 Best Lawyer® and among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers® in Pennsylvania. She has focused on litigating catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases for the past 25 years. Pichini was recently elected Vice President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers for which she served as Dean and was the first woman in Pennsylvania to be invited to join. In 2006, Pichini was honored with the Sandra Day O'Connor Award established by the Philadelphia Bar Association, which honors women attorneys who have demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. Pichini has also served on the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors and chaired the Association's Women in the Profession Committee. She is an American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow.

Chopko focuses her practice on medical malpractice and product liability. As co-counsel with Daniel S. Weinstock, Chopko assisted in securing a $6 million settlement in a negligence matter arising out of a bicycle accident. Previously a registered nurse, Chopko earned her juris doctor from Villanova University School of Law. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Philadelphia Magazine listed Chopko as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star®. She serves as the Chair-Elect of Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Goldis focuses his practice on complex products liability, medical negligence, premises liability and other significant personal injury cases. In 2008, hew won a $6 million verdict in a New Jersey class action law suit against Kia Motors America, Inc. Goldis is a member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He regularly serves as an arbitrator in the compulsory arbitration program of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Goldis was listed by Philadelphia Magazine as a 2005, 2007 and 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star®. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

About Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig
Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig has handled cases producing some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania. The firm represents plaintiffs in significant personal injury, class action, and other complex civil litigation. Clients include victims of medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe workplaces, motor vehicle accidents, legal malpractice and insurer misconduct.

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