Mark W. Tanner

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: 215-599-1581
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a co-managing shareholder of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mark W. Tanner focuses on a broad range of personal injury cases. This includes representing plaintiffs in matters concerning defective or mislabeled products and medical malpractice. In addition to providing representation for those who have been unfairly injured, he also works for those who face civil rights violations. Dedicating himself to helping others through litigation, Mr. Tanner provides counsel in civil litigation and class action claims.

    Mr. Tanner is an accomplished trial attorney who earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the College of the Holy Cross before completing his Juris Doctor with honors from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mr. Tanner has also become licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tanner is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and in the Supreme Court of the United States. Recognized for his litigation skills, he is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which only admits 500 lawyers worldwide.

    Although Mr. Tanner has secured impressive verdicts for his litigation clients, including a $22.4 million award for a victim of a negligently executed spine surgery, he also spends significant time as a pro bono activist, representing underprivileged children through the nonprofit Support Center for Child Activists. Likewise, he shares his knowledge and experience with law students locally, practicing attorneys across the United States and active barristers in London. This work has helped him earn a "Superb" Avvo peer review rating as well as an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    *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
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Civil Rights
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Police Misconduct, Disability, Toxic Torts


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

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    About Mark Tanner

    Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Thomson Reuters, 2007 – 2016
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • President's Award, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
    • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – 2016
    • Eddie Ohlbaum Distinguished Advocate for Children Award, Support Center for Child Advocates, 2016
    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers , 2006

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Medical Legal Committee, Member
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2005
    • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2007
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, Investigator
    • State Civil Rules Committee, Member
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2009
    • Pennsylvania, 1990
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member, Associate, 2006
    • American Association for Justice
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 2003 – 2006
    • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Committee Member , 2016
    • Supreme Court of the United States, 2006
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1997 – Present
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1991
    • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 2009 – Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Member, 1990
    • Support Center for Child Advocates Child, Advocate and Board of Directors, 2006

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • A View from Across the Aisle, Swartz Campbell Detweiller CLE, 2011
    • Deposition Techniques/Hi-Tech Depositions and Their Use at Trial, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2011
    • Trial Strategy with Mongeluzzi, Stern & Tanner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2011
    • Openings, Closings & Themes, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2010
    • Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, Advisory Board Member in Daniel J. Anders, LexisNexis, Mathew Bender, 2015
    • Lights, Cameras, Evidence, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
    • Masters in Trial: A Trial Demonstration from Opening Statements through Jury Deliberation, American Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, 2014
    • Legal Issues in Emergency Room Cases, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2014
    • Proving Damages for the Client that “looks fine to me”, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2012
    • Trial Strategy, Beasley School of Law LLM Program, 2012


    Educational Background:

    • B.A. in English Literature from the College of the Holy Cross
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    Office Location for Mark W. Tanner

    1845 Walnut Street
    21st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-309-8667

    Fax: 215-599-1581

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