Kristen M. Gibbons Feden

Top rated personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.
Kristen M. Gibbons Feden
Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil litigation, Civil rights; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2009

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
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1650 Market St
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website

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Attorney Kristen Gibbons Feden is an associate with Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky P.C. law firm, which has law offices located in Philadelphia, Media and Horsham, Pennsylvania, as well as Marlton, New Jersey. Nationally ranked as among the top trial advocates in the country, Ms. Gibbons Feden has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of sexual abuse victims, civil rights abuse victims, crime victims and others who have suffered serious injuries or injustices due to someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

Widely regarded as a leader in the #MeToo movement, Ms. Gibbons Feden gained national recognition as a prosecutor in the famous trial against Bill Cosby, and she has provided a voice to victims of sexual abuse throughout the nation. Moreover, she has appeared on several national and international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, NPR and others, where she has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics related to sexual assault and other subjects.

Honored for her impeccable professionalism and service, Ms. Gibbons Feden has earned the Visionary Voice Award from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Leadership Award from the Victim Rights Law Center. In addition, she received the Family Justice Center Award from Safe Homes of Orange County along with commendations from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery Township Police Department and the Upper Merion Police Department.

Ms. Gibbons Feden has also earned a Top 40 Under 40 designation from the Philadelphia Business Journal, and she has received the Litigator of the Week award from The American Lawyer as well as designation as one of the Lawyers on the Fast Track from The Legal Intelligencer.

A 2004 graduate of Lafayette College, Ms. Gibbons Feden obtained her Juris Doctor from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law in 2009. She serves as vice president and board member of the Victims Services Center of Norristown, and she is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and its Diversity Committee as well as the Safer Streets Task Force and other professional legal organizations.

She has also served on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Criminal Procedural Rules Committee as well as its Bail Reform, Pretrial Procedures, Juvenile Expungement Procedures subcommittees. Additionally, she maintains active involvement with various civic, academic, athletic and charitable organizations in her area.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Civil rights

Focus areas

Assault, Sexual abuse - plaintiff

  • 80% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil rights

First Admitted: 2009, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.smbb.com/attorney/kristen-m-gibbons-feden/

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Legal Analyst for MSNBC
  • Legal Analyst on Dateline: The Secrets of Nygard Cay, S30 E11
  • Offered Expert Legal Commentary on Craig Melvin: https://www.msnbc.com/craig-melvin/watch/-challenging-hill-for-defense-kristen-gibbons-feden-on-trial-for-three-ex-officers-charged-in-george-floyd-death-131566661818, 2022
  • Written up in the Newspaper, including the London and New York Times, for Trial and Advocacy Work: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/29/arts/television/cosby-kristen-feden-prosecutor.html https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/kristen-gibbons-feden-the-lawyer-who-took-on-bill-cosby-z855nrmxz https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/03/meet-kristen-gibbons-feden-the-35-year-old-who-prosecuted-bill-cosby.html
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (VSC) provides counseling and advocacy for people who have been affected by sexual violence and homicide. The Mission of VSC is to  provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. Founded in 1974 as Women Against Rape, we have been supporting survivors and their families for more than 40 years. Victim Services of Montgomery County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Call our free, 24-hour hotline at 1-888-521-0983.
  • Volunteer Work Through Philadelphia VIP
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2019 Class of Fellows
  • Women’s Ministry, Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown
  • Fellow, British American Project
  • Board Member, Aequitas
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York Bar Admission
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Diversity Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Board Member and Vice President of the Board, Victims Services Center of Norristown
  • New Jersey Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania New Jersey U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Honors/Awards:
  • Victim Services Center, Matty Muir Award
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7., The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100, https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Upper Merion Police Department, Unit Commendation
  • Victim Rights Law Center, Leadership Award
  • Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Office Commendation
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40
  • Safe Homes of Orange County, Family Justice Center Award
  • The American Lawyer, Litigator of the Week
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Visionary Voice Award
  • Main Line Today, Women on the Move
Educational Background:
  • Lafayette University, BS, 2004
  • Temple University Beasley School Of Law., 2009
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • $6.5M Settlement for Woman Sexually Assaulted in Commercial Establishment, 2021
  • $1M Settlement for Minor Sexually Assaulted in Educational Facility, 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  •  General and Specific Causation – A Primer, Speaker/Presenter, General and Specific Causation – A Primer, Shades of Mass Conference, Mass Tort: Multi-Plaintiff Sexual Abuse, 2022
  • NALS of Pennsylvania 54th Annual Conference, Presenter, , “The Global Child Abuse Epidemic with a Local Solution,”
  • Montgomery County Courthouse, Panelist, “Domestic Violence Town Hall,”
  • Laurel House 5K DASH Against Domestic Violence, Speaker, “Opening Remarks,”
  • Tucker Law Group CLE: Standing on the Shoulders: The Black Philadelphia Lawyer, Panelist, “How Race Matters in the Adversary Process,”
  • Aequitas’ Expert Witness Testimony Training with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Presenter, , “Using Expert Witnesses,”
  • University of Pennsylvania Bloomers Comedy Alumni, Speaker, “Sexual Violence, Harassment and Prevention Tactics and Techniques,”
  • Crimes Against Women Conference, Speaker, “The Ultimate Act of Power & Control: Overcoming Common Defenses in Domestic Violence Homicide Cases; Commonwealth v. Cosby – Bringing Cosby to Justice: The First Conviction in the #MeToo Era; and Seizing the Opportunity: Cross-Examination of the Def
  • S.H.E. Summit, Panelist, “Time’s Up. How to Create Non-Complicit and Zero Tolerance Culture,”
  • Evercore Wealth Management Wise Women Event, Speaker, “Prosecution of Bill Cosby and the Importance of His Case in the #MeToo Era,”
  • Montgomery Bar Association Women in Law Committee CLE Program, Panelist, “Managing Your Work and Life Balance Part II – How I Can be a Judge/Lawyer and Still Have a Life?”
  • Shabtai: The Jewish Society of Yale University, Speaker, “How Society Considers Sexual Assault Cases,”
  • Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Program, Panelist, “The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on Litigation, Counseling and Training,”
  • Greensboro Bar Association CLE Seminar, Presenter, “Credibility in the Law: Handling Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Assault,”
  • 10th Annual Criminal Law & Forensics Conference, Panelist, “Bringing Cosby to Justice: The First Conviction in the #MeToo Era,”
  • Chamber of Commerce of Greater Montgomery County, Keynote Speaker, “Leading with Courage, Breaking Through Barriers and Persevering,”
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Special Presenter, Minority Bar Association
  • I Will Not Be Quiet, Panelist, “Everyday Activism: Stepping Up and Showing Up,”
  • Shabtai: The Jewish Society of Yale University, Speaker, “A Story of Survival: Commonwealth v. Cosby, Leading with Courage, Breaking through Barriers and Persevering,”
  • Lafayette College, Keynote Speaker, “Moving Beyond: We All Have a Voice,”
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Moderator, “Implicit Bias,”
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law LLM Program, Faculty Presentation, “Closing Arguments”
  • Northeast South Dakota Conference, Keynote Speaker and Presenter, Northeast South Dakota Conference
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 26th Annual Commission on Women in the Profession Conference, Presenter, “Fireside Chat with Kristen Gibbons Feden,”
  • Krimes Against Kids Conference held by the Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Keynote Speaker, “Bring Cosby to Justice: The First Conviction in the #MeToo Era”
  • Law&Crime Network and the American Bar Association’s Media Training Program, Speaker, “The Fearless Litigator: Navigating Media Attention on High- Profile Cases,”
  • National Sexual Assault Conference, Speaker, “Bring Cosby to Justice: The First Conviction in the #MeToo Era,”
  • Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference, Keynote Speaker, “Bringing Cosby to Justice: Investigating and Prosecuting High Profile and Cold Sexual Assault Cases,”
  • Assembly of Cities, Presenter, Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
  • Alabama Coalition Against Rape and Family Services of North Alabama., Speaker, “Prevention & Advocacy”
  • Panel Discussion, Panelist, “Identifying Risk, Managing Trauma and Assessing your Legal Rights during this Pandemic: A Panel Discussion”
  • Krimes Against Kids Conference held by the Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Presenter, “Discussing the Challenges of High-Profile Cases”
Industry Groups:
  • Representing Survivors of Crime
  • with an expertise in serving Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Office location for Kristen M. Gibbons Feden

1650 Market St
52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-575-2964

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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