Personal Injury Attorneys John Dodig and Jason Daria Present at Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

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Philadelphia attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria, of the personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, presented on How to Successfully Try a Dangerous Roadway Case to the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) in April 2010.

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Philadelphia attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria, of the personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, presented on How to Successfully Try a Dangerous Roadway Case to the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) in April 2010. During the program, Dodig and Daria spoke to fellow attorneys about how to try an auto accident case that involves the negligent design, plan or maintenance of a road, street, highway, intersection, shoulder, draining ditch, culvert or signage.

With more than 22 years of legal experience, Dodig represents plaintiffs who have been injured in construction, workplace and auto accidents as a result of defective products, medical malpractice and in slip and fall cases. He has successfully obtained multiple seven and eight-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. In 2008, Dodig and Daria won a $31 million compensatory damage verdict in a Camden, N.J., dangerous roadway case, Anderson v. County of Camden, which was recognized as the highest verdict in the State of New Jersey and one of the top 100 verdicts in the U.S. that year. In October 2009, Dodig and Daria received a $6 million compensatory damage verdict in Hunterdon County, N.J., the largest verdict ever recorded in the courthouse.

In the landmark decision of Jones v. City of Philadelphia, Dodig successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that municipalities should be held responsible when police are negligent during a high speed police chase. Since then, he has successfully handled and been consulted in numerous cases of high speed police chases across the country which had resulted in serious injuries and death. Dodig has also been quoted by the Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, New Jersey Law Journal and other news outlets sharing opinion and analysis in this area of the law.

Dodig served as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association in 2006 and 2007 and on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequent lecturer in courses designed to teach practicing lawyers trial advocacy skills. Dodig received his Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his law degree from Nova University. He also received a Masters of Law in Trial Advocacy from Temple University. Dodig has been listed by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyerâ„¢ for five consecutive years, and selected as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

An accomplished trial lawyer in complex civil litigation matters, Daria handles cases that involve complex personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, highway design accidents, boating and drowning accidents, dam safety and hunting accidents.

Daria earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton and his law degree from Temple University School of Law. During law school, Daria served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gary S. Glazer of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He is also an alumnus of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Academy of Advocacy of Temple University.

Daria has been regularly appointed and serves as an arbitrator in the compulsory arbitration program of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He serves as a volunteer attorney for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital) as well as the Support Center for Child Advocates. Daria has lectured to other attorneys on Orphans' Court procedures in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and has taught at Villanova University School of Law. He has also served as a volunteer with the Juvenile Justice Center of Philadelphia and the Police Athletic League in Philadelphia. Daria was honored in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star.

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. To learn more about the firm, visit feldmanshepherd.com.

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