John M. Dodig

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP
1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-309-8667
Fax: 215-599-1318
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (30%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

John M. Dodig is a shareholder at Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice of law in the area of personal injury, representing plaintiffs in a broad range of complex litigation involving construction accidents, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence and civil rights claims.

Mr. Dodig is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has litigated personal injury matters in several additional states with pro hac vice admission. Mr. Dodig is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a civil trial attorney, an honor garnered by less than 2 percent of lawyers in that state. In recognition of his ethics and impressive legal skills, Mr. Dodig has received a peer review score of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. He has earned a “Superb” rating from his peers through Avvo as well.

During his legal career, Mr. Dodig has achieved recoveries ranging in the millions of dollars. Notable results include a $31 million verdict on behalf of an individual injured as a result of a dangerous highway and a $14 million recovery for an individual injured in a tractor-trailer accident. Mr. Dodig is recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the civil plaintiff category by The National Trial Lawyers. He was invited to become a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2016.

A native of Saugerties, New York, Mr. Dodig obtained his bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After earning his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, he received his LL.M. in trial advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1994.

*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
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Products Liability


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About John M. Dodig

Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Leaders Forum Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Officer and Board Positions, 2002 – 2007
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Fundraising Coordinator, 2002 to 2004
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1997 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2005-2007
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1997 - present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • International Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2006-2007
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Director, 2000-2002


  • Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP Partner and personal injury attorney John M. Dodigspeaks about why he feels that Feldman Shepherd is such a successful law firm. John highlights the abundance of talent that the firm and its attorneys and staff share with its clients. Along with having a plethora of past presidents of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations and national organizations, the firm has a resourceful and attentive support staff. With these legal skills and talents combined, the firm does all that it can to achieve the very best results for its clients., Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about Why Feldman Shepherd is a Successful Law Firm
  • Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP Partner and personal injury attorney John M. Dodigtalks about why he loves coming to work each day. John shares his appreciation for the talented and caring individuals that work at Feldman Shepherd. He also discusses his gratitude toward the founding partners of the law firm for bringing together such a unique and special staff of individuals.John is an experienced trial attorney representing plaintiffs in complex litigation matters, including medical negligence, product liability, construction accidents, consumer class actions, motor vehicle accidents and civil rights claims. He has successfully obtained multiple seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients including a $31 million jury verdict for an individual injured as a result of a dangerous highway., Feldman Shepherd Attorney John M. Dodig Shares Why He Enjoys Coming to Work Each Day
  • Personal injury attorney and Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP Partner John M. Dodig discusses the law firm's recent continuing legal education course on trial strategies. His hope is that each program participant joins the firm for future CLE courses because of the educational value that the firm shares with its audience, Personal Injury Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses Feldman Shepherd's Trial Strategies CLE Program


Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Please click here to read Mr. Dodig's Presidential Message to the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association; John M. Dodig Featured in South Jersey Magazine's Q&A Legal Guide.
  • Openings, Closings, and Themes, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2010
  • Lecturer, Topics: Trial Tactics and Trial Advocacy; Police Pursuits and Governmental and Municipal Liability
  • Investigation, Discovery, and Trial in Trucking Accident Case, The Legal Intelligencer, 2014
  • Effective Use of Deposition Video Clips in Opening Statements, The Legal Intelligencer, 2013
  • How to Effectively Argue Non-Economic Damages in Closing, The Legal Intelligencer, 2013
  • Litigating the Dangerous Highway Case, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies, Pennsylvania Association of Justice, 2010
  • Closings in Personal Injury Case, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2007
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Effective Use of Settlement Videos, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1998

Educational Background

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.S., 1984
  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, LLM in Trial Advocacy, 1994


  • Named for the 12th consecutive year as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – 2016
  • Awesome Attorney, SJ Magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Civil Plaintiff Category, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2016
  • Top Attorney, SJ Magazine, 2010 – 2016
  • South Jersey Magazine's Top Attorneys list every year since 2010
  • President’s Award, The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Top 10, Thomson Reuters, 2014
  • Awesome Attorney, South Jersey Magazine, 2010 – 2016
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Office Location for John M. Dodig

1845 Walnut Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-309-8667

Fax: 215-599-1318

Last Updated: 12/2/2020

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