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Mark K. Altemose

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bethlehem, PA

Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, P.C.
2851 Baglyos Circle, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Phone: 610-625-2100
Fax: 610-332-2722
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Mark K. Altemose is the CEO and managing partner of Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With over 31 years in the field of law, he takes on personal injury matters involving construction accidents, bicycle crashes, boating accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, aviation injuries, product liability, gas explosions, toxic torts, wrongful death and more. 

With a genuine concern for his clients, Mr. Altemose is a professional and diligent attorney with an unwavering commitment to his clients’ needs. Upholding their rights and best interests, he understands how difficult it must be for his clients who have been injured or lost loved ones because of the negligent actions of others. 

Graduating cum laude, Mr. Altemose has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Lafayette College. He went on to study law and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He worked construction and manufacturing jobs to get through college and law school and continues to enjoy construction work by building additions to his house. 

Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Altemose is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Some of his prominent cases include being the lead counsel in the DePuy ASR defective hip implant litigation, the Charles Cullen serial murder cases, the underground propane tank explosion in Bushkill Township and the Allentown natural gas explosion.

Actively affiliated with prominent legal associations, Mr. Altemose is a member of the American Bar Association, the Lehigh County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Northampton County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Judge Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inn. 

Recognized for his impeccable work in the legal field, Mr. Altemose was named to the list of Best Lawyers in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury litigation, product liability litigation and accidental death coverage. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Local Legal Leader list by Lehigh Valley Magazine. He is included in the list of Who’s Who – Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania and has been peer-selected for inclusion on the Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. 

Additionally, Mr. Altemose is a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem and is listed on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by The American Trial Lawyers Association. He is also included on the list of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having obtained numerous favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005

Certificates and Credentials

About Mark K. Altemose

First Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.cohenfeeley.com/attorney/mark-k-altemose/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem, 2013 - Present

Honors/Awards

  • America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2001 - Present
  • Super Lawyers Milestone - 15 Years, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyers Top 100, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2003 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers-Rising Stars, 2005 - 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Pennsylvania, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
  • Recovering the 20th Largest Verdict in the United States, National Law Journal and Verdict Search, 2010
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - Present
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2008 - present
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Select Lawyer, 2014
  • Premier Lehigh Valley attorney, 2014
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1998
  • Who’s Who in America, 2002
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who-"Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania", 2015 - Present
  • Association’s Service Award, 1998
  • Service Award, Lehigh County Bar Association, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Leadership Counsel of the Young Lawyer's Committee of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association, 1999 - 2002
  • Member, Education Committee, Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - 2008
  • Board of Directors Lehigh County Bar Association, 2001 - 2005
  • Co-chairman, Programs Committee, Board of Directors of the Lehigh County Bar Association, 2001 - 2005
  • Team Leader, Donald E. Wieand Baristers' Inn, 2005 - Present
  • Civil Rules Committee, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 2005 - 2010
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Donald E. Wieand Inn of Court, 2007 - 2011
  • Chairman, Bench/Bar Laison Committee, Lehigh County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Counselor, Donald E. Wieand Barristers' Inn, 2011 - 2013
  • President, Donald E. Wieand Barristers' Inn, 2013 - 2015
  • Chairman, Medical/Legal Committee, Northampton County Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 1998 - 2007
  • Leadership Council of the New Lawyer Committee, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 1999
  • Education Committee, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2000
  • Founding Member and Director, Pennsylvania Association for Justice Auto Negligence Section, 2001
  • Member, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2001
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Lehigh County Bar Association, 2001 - 2006
  • Co-Chairman, Law Day Committee of the Lehigh County Bar Association, 1994 - 2004
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1991
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Member, Northampton County Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member, Donald E. Wieand Barristers' Inn
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Inn, 2007
  • Counselor to the Inn, 2011
  • President of the Inn, 2013 - 2015
  • President of the Donald Wieand Barristers' Inn, 2013
  • Member, Hearing Committee 2.04 of the Disciplinary Board Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1995 - 2000
  • Member, Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 - 2008
  • Chairman, Hearing Committee 2.04 of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1999 - 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up': The Status of the Assumption of the Risk Defense in Pennsylvania", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Hot Topics in Auto Negligence Law", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Auto Law Strategies to Win: Bringing Subrogation Defenses into Focus", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Radisson Hotel, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Organizer and Participant in Mock Trial "Have a Heart", Sacred Heart School, Bethlehem, PA, American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers' Association, Pennsylvania State Police
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Auto Law Practice Tips: How to Recognize the Bad Case and How to increase the Bottom Line", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Holiday Inn, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Seminar, "Analysis of the Swahl v. Biehl case: How I obtained a $300,000 Verdict for a Case Involving Injuries Consisting of an Aggravation of Degenerative Disc Disease where Client had History of 8 Motor Vehicle Accidents", Bucks County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Third Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Auto Law Practice Tips: Subrogation in Auto Cases", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Holiday inn, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Fourth Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "New Twists in Preparing, Settling and Trying the Auto Case", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Holiday Inn, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Hot Issues in UM and UIM - Start to Finish: The Trial of the UM/UIM Case", CLE Seminar 2 CLE Credits, Hershey Hotel, Hershey, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Fifth Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Auto Law Strategies: Subrogation in Auto Cases", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Holiday Inn, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Sixth Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Auto Law Practice Tips", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Holiday Inn, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Seventh Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Auto Law Strategies", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Best Western Hotel, Bethlehem, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: First Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Northampton County Bar Association
  • "Premises Liability", CLE Seminar, 4 CLE Credits, Monroe County Bar Association, Stroudsburg, PA, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Second Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Northampton County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Ninth Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Third Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Northampton County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Tenth Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Medical Malpractice: The Perspective of the Plaintiff's Bench", CME Seminar, Grand Rounds, Emergency Room Residents at St. Luke's Hospital
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Yearly Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Northampton County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Yearly Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Yearly Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Monroe County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Auto Negligence Law: Yearly, CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Navigating Through the Medicare Lien Maze: A Lawyer's Practical Guide to Understanding, Processing, Calculating And Limiting Medicare Liens for Past and Future Medical Expenses", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Bucks County Bar Association
  • "Navigating Through the Medicare Lien Maze: A Lawyer's Practical Guide to Understanding, Processing, Calculating And Limiting Medicare Liens for Past and Future Medical Expenses", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Northampton County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Personal Injury Law", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Bucks County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Personal Injury Law", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Bucks County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Personal Injury Law", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Bucks County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Personal Injury Law: Second Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Northampton County Bar Association
  • Important New Developments in Personal Injury Law: Second Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Lehigh County Bar Association
  • "Important New Developments in Personal Injury Law: Third Annual Update", CLE Seminar, 1 CLE Credit, Bucks County Bar Association

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2004 (Recertified in 2008)
  • Board Certified in Civil Pre-Trial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012 (Recertified in 2014)

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $4.3 million and $1.5 million construction accident verdicts; multiple verdicts in excess of $100,000; multiple settlements in excess of $1 million

Educational Background

  • Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, A.B., cum laude, Honors: With Honors, Major: Economics, 1987
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Office Location for Mark K. Altemose

2851 Baglyos Circle
Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Phone: 610-625-2100

Fax: 610-332-2722

Last Updated: 6/21/2022

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