James E. Foerstner

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Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

James E. Foerstner, Attorney-at-Law, L.L.C.
 | 1600 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-309-4710
Fax: 267-546-1039
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, James E. Foerstner has established a reputation as a tenacious advocate for the rights of victims who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he represents plaintiffs throughout the state in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and defective products. Mr. Foerstner's previous experience defending health care practitioners and facilities in medical malpractice cases allows him to anticipate some of the tactics that they along with their insurers and attorneys will often attempt to utilize.

A 1981 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Francis University, Mr. Foerstner was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989 by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts in Ohio and Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Foerstner holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also serves as a judge pro tem on the Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial District. His knowledge of the law and formidable litigation skills make him a popular speaker on trial tactics, evidence preservation and recent developments in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury law.

Throughout his career as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Foerstner has been able to obtain numerous multimillion dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients, including two of the top 50 medical malpractice verdicts in Pennsylvania between 2004 and 2008. His fellow professionals have taken note, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (60%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Criminal Defense (10%)

Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018

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About James Foerstner

Admitted: 1997, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.thephillyattorney.com/attorneys/james-foerstner/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Judge Pro Tem, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court
  • United States District Court Eastern District  of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Ohio, 1989
  • Pennsylvania, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Represent indigent youthful offenders for drug and alcohol offenses.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Muhlbauer v. Salvo, M.D.
  • Govin v. Sugarman, M.D.
  • Kober v. Ghayad, M.D.
  • Harrigan v. Bayhealth Medical Center, et al.
  • Golden v. Wayne Memorial Hospital, et al.
  • Morganti v. Harman, D.O.
  • Moyer v. Siepser, M.D.
  • Martellacci v. Frankford Hospital

Educational Background:

  • Saint Francis University, Bachelor of Arts, 1981
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Office Location for James E. Foerstner

1600 Market Street
38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-309-4710

Fax: 267-546-1039

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Last Updated: 9/26/2018

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