Bethany R. Nikitenko

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
 | 1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-309-8667
Fax: 215-567-8333
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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    Bethany Nikitenko loves practicing law for many reasons, but it is her inherent compassion for people that made this profession her natural calling. Her specialties—suits involving medical malpractice, catastrophic automobile accidents, and sexual abuse—are also the areas of law that she finds most meaningful and satisfying, because they involve righting particularly tragic wrongs that have befallen innocent people of all walks of life. Clients appreciate her warmth and willingness to listen, ready accessibility and personalized attention as she advocates for them while helping them navigate through unfamiliar legal territory. She was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track in 2017 by The Legal Intelligencer.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Informed Consent, Products Liability, Animal Bites, 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


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    Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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    About Bethany Nikitenko

    Admitted: 2007, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pro Bono Honor Roll for the First Judicial District of Philadelphia, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Volunteer of the Month, Philadelphia VIP, September 2016
    • Murray Friedman Emerging Leader Award, Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, 2017
    • Lawyer on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer, 2017
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2013 – Present
    • Craig M. Perry Service Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2018
    • Recipient of American Jewish Committee Murray Friedman Emerging Leader Award for embodying integrity, creativity, and leadership for AJC's mission, 2017
    • Named Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Legal Intelligencer, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Florida, pro hac vice
    • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Certified Arbitrator, 2014 – Present
    • Virginia, pro hac vice
    • Massachusetts, pro hac vice
    • Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey, 2007
    • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers, Committee Chair, Small and Solo Committee, 2018 – Present
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2008
    • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2007
    • Legal Intelligencer Editorial Board, Young Lawyer Supplement, 2017
    • City of Philadelphia, Certified Arbitrator, 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Women Against Abuse, Development Committee Member, 2015 – Present
    • American Jewish Committee, Philadelphia Chapter, Executive Board, 2015 – Present
    • Provides free legal services to low income individuals through Philly VIP.  Ms. Nikitenko was named Philly VIP Volunteer of the Month in September of 2016, and was also named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Honor Roll for 2016. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Winning Medical Malpractice Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar, 2017
    • Temple Law Review, Member
    • Drafting Demand Letters, National Business Institute, 2018
    • Quantifying Damages, National Business Institute, 2018
    • Handling Lien Claims and Subrogation Issues, National Business Institute, 2018
    • Handling Lien Claims, National Business Institute, December 15, 2017
    • Maximizing Pain and Suffering and Loss of Earnings, National Business Institute, 2018
    • Civil Damages: Considerations for Law Clerks, First Judicial District CLE, 2018
    • Drafting Demand Letters That Get Results, The Verdict, Volume 2018-2019, Issue 2
    • Editorial Board Member, Young Lawyer Supplement, The Legal Intelligencer, 2016 – Present
    • Quantifying Pain and Suffering Damages, National Business Institute, December 15, 2017
    • "Child Abuse Bill: A First Step, But Debate Must Continue," Legal Intelligencer, July 21, 2016.
    • Practical Life Lessons From A Litigator, Business Leadership Forum of the Union League of Philadelphia, March 8, 2017.
    • Legislative Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments, National Business Institute, April 26, 2017.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., Honors: magna cum laude, Honors: John P. Bracken Undergraduate Political Science Award, 2003
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    Office Location for Bethany R. Nikitenko

    1845 Walnut Street
    21st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-309-8667

    Fax: 215-567-8333

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