Royce's work ethic, professional integrity, passion for community and legal philanthropic efforts align with our law firm culture and overall mission. He is a welcomed addition to our firm.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 1, 2010
Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP is pleased to announce that Royce W. Smith, J.D., LL.M., has joined the Philadelphia personal injury law firm as an associate. Smith is an experienced trial attorney who handles catastrophic auto accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, construction accidents, defective drugs and medical devices, medical malpractice, slip and falls, product liability, wrongful death matters and workplace accidents.
A native of North Philadelphia, Smith said, "I'm blessed to join one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey." He said, "My parents and family taught me life lessons that have served me well professionally: to maintain justice, do what is right and give voice to the concerns of the voiceless. This is something the lawyers at Feldman Shepherd do every day and I'm happy to be a part of that."
During the last several years, Smith has secured more than $48 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of seriously injured individuals and their families helping them to deal with their injuries and losses.
"We are pleased to have Royce on board," said Feldman Shepherd co-managing partner, Mark Tanner. "Royce's work ethic, professional integrity, passion for community and legal philanthropic efforts align with our law firm culture and overall mission. He is a welcomed addition to our firm."
A Minority Caucus Board Member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and Editorial Board Member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association publication, The Verdict, Smith has published numerous scholarly articles and has presented educational courses to his peers. He serves as a trial advocacy and evidence instructor for the Drexel University School of Law Trial Team.
Prior to joining Feldman Shepherd, Smith was an associate with Kline & Specter, P.C. He has also served as an associate with Saul Ewing, LLP and as an intern to the Honorable Clifford Scott Green, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the NAACP Branch of Legal Affairs in Philadelphia.
Smith earned a LL.M. in Trial Advocacy and his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law and, by faculty vote, was named the LL.M. program's top-performing student. In law school he received numerous awards for outstanding trial advocacy and was a member of several nationally recognized mock trial teams. Smith was recognized for outstanding oral advocacy in appellate argument, twice received the Murray S. Love Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, earned the Andrew Gay Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and was honored with the James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts. There Smith won the Lehman Community Service Scholarship and the Sterling B. Brown Citizenship Prize in recognition of his service to the college and the surrounding community.
An active member of the Philadelphia community, Smith's late father served as a pastor of a Baptist church in North Philadelphia and his mother is currently an associate pastor of a Baptist church in Mount Airy / Germantown, Philadelphia. Additionally, Smith's grandfather and uncle were both pastors of a church in Jenkintown, Pa. Today, true to his roots, Smith provides free counseling at legal clinics hosted by area churches.
About Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP - Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP 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 http://www.feldmanshepherd.com.