Peter M. Newman

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: 215-309-8667
Fax: 215-567-8333
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2014 - 2016, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Peter M. Newman is a partner at Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Newman has a practice focused on medical malpractice and personal injury and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania in matters involving bad faith claims, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and products liability.

    Mr. Newman has been licensed to practice law since 1992 and has more than 25 years of litigation experience. Over the course of his practice, he has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured individuals.

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Newman is heavily involved in pro bono work. He previously sat on the board of Philadelphia VIP, an organization offering pro bono representation. He regularly takes on pro bono mortgage foreclosure matters for the organization and was named “volunteer of the month” in September of 2017.

    Mr. Newman holds key leadership roles in various professional legal organizations. He has served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s board of governors and continues to sit on the association’s judicial commission. He serves as an arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County and a judge pro tempore in the court’s dispute resolution center.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Newman graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School. Following law school, he clerked for a Superior Court of Pennsylvania judge. He is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Employee Benefits
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2010, 2014 - 2016, 2018 - 2020

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    About Peter Newman

    Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters
    • Pro Bono Honor Roll, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
    • Super Lawyer, 2014 – 2016
    • Rising Star, 2010
    • Philadelphia VIP Volunteer of the Month, September, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1997
    • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
    • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
    • Pennsylvania, 1992
    • Philadelphia Bar Association,Member, Board of Governors
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2008
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996
    • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Member, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2011
    • Volunteer for Philly VIP representing indigent clients in the mortgage foreclosure program, 2017
    • Member, Board of Directors for Philly VIP, 2006-2011 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Land Mines in Attorney-Expert Communication and Report Preparation - What Qualifies as Protected Work Product?, Attorney at Law Magazine, 2013
    • Speaker/instructor at CLE seminar, discussing how to protect clients at trial from prejudice created by references in the medical records to a history of cigarette smoking, Continuing Legal Education Speaker, Exposing "alternative facts" in medical records, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania 
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    Office Location for Peter M. Newman

    1845 Walnut Street
    21st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-309-8667

    Fax: 215-567-8333

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    Last Updated: 12/5/2019

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