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James P. Faunes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 877-224-7165
Fax: 215-567-8333
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

James P. Faunes is an attorney with Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than eight years of total legal experience, Mr. Faunes focuses his practice primarily on medical malpractice and other personal injury claims, and he provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout the greater Philadelphia metro and surrounding areas who have suffered serious injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Faunes worked for two prominent law firms in Philadelphia, where he represented corporate clients in regulatory actions and contract disputes. He then served as Deputy City Solicitor for the city of Philadelphia, where he represented the rights and interests of police officers, firefighters and other city personnel in complex personal injury claims. From his efforts, he secured numerous substantial recoveries for his plaintiff clients at trial and during arbitration.

Mr. Faunes also completed several internships with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Office of the Public Defender of Montgomery County. His past prosecutorial and trial experience serves him well as he fights for the rights and entitlements of accident victims and their families, and he has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy along with his unwavering commitment to helping his clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

A 2008 graduate of Swarthmore College, Mr. Faunes obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in 2012. While there, he served as staff editor for the Temple Law Review, and he received the Outstanding Oral Advocate Award for his excellent achievements in the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program. He has also earned the status of fellow with the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Texas as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Faunes is the present treasurer of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania's Executive Board, and he has served as vice president of the organization's Legal Education Fund. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Future Leaders section and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. He also serves on the board of directors of Soccer for Success.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About James P. Faunes

First Admitted: 2013, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Big Brother
  • Homeless Advocacy Project, Volunteer Attorney
  • Philadelphia VIP Volunteer Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Philadelphia Bar Association Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Member, Future Leaders
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • Hispanic Bar Association Legal Education Fund Vice President, Executive Board
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania Treasurer, Executive Board
  • Texas, 2015
  • Pennsylvania, 2013

Educational Background

  • Swarthmore College, B.A., History, 2008


  • $1.5 Million Settlement for Failure to Treat Suicidal Patient Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and James P. Faunes represented the family of a Pittsburgh-area man in an extremely challenging medical negligence case flowing from the failures of psychiatric healthcare providers to adequately treat and care for him prior to his suicide.
  • $1.8 Million Settlement for Family of Deceased Newborn Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and James P. Faunes secured a $1.8 million settlement on behalf of the family of a newborn who died as a result of medical negligence. 
  • $2 Million Arbitration Award for Family of Deceased 10-year-old for Failure to Diagnose Meningitis Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and James P. Faunes obtained a $2 million binding arbitration award on behalf of a child who died as a result of medical negligence. 
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Office Location for James P. Faunes

1845 Walnut Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 877-224-7165

Fax: 215-567-8333

Last Updated: 1/4/2021

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