Roberta D. Pichini

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: 215-567-8333
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Roberta “Bobbie” D. Pichini has built her legal career around her unwavering dedication to representing seriously injured babies, children, and adults. In the past 30 years, she has honed her litigation skills in the area of obstetrical malpractice, representing brain-injured children, patients who have suffered from a delay in diagnosis of cancer, emergency room errors, patient abuse by medical professionals, and surgical negligence. Bobbie also prosecutes product liability and negligence, including boating and motor vehicle accidents. She is especially proud of a suit against a major manufacturer of children’s cribs, which uncovered a defect that had caused the strangulation of several babies. She has secured many seven and eight figure results, including a $15 million verdict against a surgeon who improperly set a patient’s broken bones, resulting in a permanently deformed foot and irreversible nerve damage. Bobbie obtained a $5.8 million settlement arising from a defective hunting product, and a $5.7 million settlement on behalf of a child who sustained a brain injury from a delay in recognizing signs of infection while she was in a hospital’s newborn nursery.

    Bobbie has been recognized as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer every year since 2007, and as a Top 50 Pennsylvania Women Super Lawyer every year since 2004. She was noted as a 2018 Best Lawyer and named the 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the field of Medical Malpractice Law (Plaintiffs) by the Best Lawyer publication and has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Civil Plaintiff category. Bobbie was awarded the 2014 Michael J. Musmanno Award, presented annually to an outstanding leader and dedicated defender of the rights of the innocent and injured. In addition, Bobbie was awarded the Sandra Day O’Connor Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association for professional excellence and advancing the role of women in the bar. She was also named as one of four women leaders in Tort Litigation in Pennsylvania and a 2015 Woman of Distinction by The Legal Intelligencer and the Philadelphia Business Journal.

    The first woman in Pennsylvania to be invited into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (membership is limited to 500 lawyers), Bobbie was elected the organization’s first woman officer in 2003 and later became the organization’s first woman president in 2011. She is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Society of Barristers, an elite invitation-only group dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system, and an independent judiciary.

    Bobbie is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Neumann College, summa cum laude; and Villanova University School of Law, cum laude, where she earned the Order of the Coif. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021

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    About Roberta Pichini

    Admitted: 1981, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
    • Recognized as Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
    • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – Present
    • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law, 2014
    • Named as Woman of Distinction by The Legal Intelligencer and the Philadelphia Business Journal, 2015
    • Sandra Day O’Connor Award Winner, Philadelphia Bar Association, 2006
    • Recognized as Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer since 2007
    • Top 50 Pennsylvania Women Super Lawyer, 2004 – Present
    • Woman of the Year, The Legal Intelligencer, 2012
    • Order of the Coif, Villanova University School of Law
    • Hon. Robert E. Keeton Award, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2003
    • Justice Musmanno Award, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2005 – Present
    • Named as One of four Women Leaders in Tort Litigation in Pennsylvania

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Pennsylvania
    • United States Supreme Court
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chair, Women in the Profession Committee, 2002 – 2003
    • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Officer and Board Member
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
    • American Board of Trial Advocates(ABOTA), Member
    • United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Officer, 2003
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1993 – 1996
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
    • Temple American Inn of Court, Former President
    • International Society of Barristers, Member
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Delegate to its House of Representatives, 1993 – Present
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, President (First Woman President), 2001
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Member
    • Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Association (officer and board member)
    • Center City Residents Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Justinian Society, Board of Governors and Secretary

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Charting our Progress – Women’s Initiative, Fox Rothschild, 2016
    • Panelist on Insurance and Legal Scholars, Haub School of Business, St. Joe’s University, 2016
    • Judicial Administration – Securing a Just, Speedy, and Inexpensive Determination, International Academy of Trial Lawyers International Collaborative Initiative Tel Aviv, 2015
    • Bridging the Divide: Plaintiff and Defense Council, Ethics, Civility and Mediation Summit, American Bar Association, 2015
    • Convocation Keynote Speaker, Neumann University, 2015

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    • Neumann College, summa cum laude
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    1845 Walnut Street
    21st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-309-8667

    Fax: 215-567-8333

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