John Dodig

Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, LLP
1845 Walnut Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-8300
www.feldmanshepherd.com


John M. Dodig
Shareholder
jdodig@feldmanshepherd.com P (877) 595-6137 F (215) 599-1318
John M. Dodig is a veteran trial attorney who primarily litigates claims involving construction accidents, truck
and motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, and premises liability in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
John has achieved numerous verdicts and settlements in the range of millions and tens of millions of dollars
in these areas.
John’s recent results include:
MOTOR-VEHICLE ACCIDENTS:
• $31 Million Jury Verdict against County of Camden, N.J. in Auto Accident Case
• $11 Million Settlement for Victim of Motorcycle Accident
• $2.375 Million Settlement for New Jersey State Tropper killed in a motor vehicle incident
• $3.8 Million Settlement for Bicyclist Injured in Motor Vehicle Accident
CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS:
• $13.3 Million Settlement for Injured Worker in Construction Accident
• $11.3 Million Settlement for Injured Worker in California Construction Accident
• $5.6 Million Settlement for Injured New Jersey Construction Worker
TRUCKING ACCIDENTS:
• $14 Million Settlement for 68-Year-Old Man Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident
• $6.75 Million Settlement in New Jersey Truck Accident Death Case
PERSONAL INJURY:
• $6 Million Verdict Against State of New Jersey for Man Injured by Falling Tree Limb
• $5 Million Verdict in Nursing Negligence Case
In 2017, John was named for the 12th consecutive year as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He has been named an Awesome Attorney
by SJ Magazine and included in South Jersey Magazine’s Top Attorneys list every year since 2010, and is also recognized by The
National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in the Civil Plaintiff category. In 2004, John received The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers
Association President’s Award, and in 2006 was elected by his peers to serve as the president of that organization. In recognition of
his success at trial, in 2016 John was inducted as a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (membership
limited to 500 lawyers).
EDUCATION
Temple University School of Law, LLM 1994
Nova School of Law, 1987
ADMISSIONS
Pennsylvania, 1987
U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of
Pennsylvania, 1987
New Jersey, 1987
John is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Less than two percent of the attorneys in New Jersey
have been granted this board certification, which requires a number of qualifications including recognition by peers, mandatory trial
to verdict experience, and passing a rigorous written examination.
John has frequently been invited to lecture practicing attorneys on trial tactics and trial advocacy as well as on the topic of police
pursuits and governmental and municipal liability. Although he maintains a thriving legal career, John’s greatest love is spending time
with his wife and their four amazing children, exploring the outdoors, and hitting the golf course.
After graduating from the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University, John received an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy
from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
AFFILIATIONS
• International Trial Lawyers Association
Member
• Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Directors, 1997 – Present
President, 2006
Officer and Board Positions, 2002 – 2007
• American Trial Lawyers Association
Leaders Forum Member
• American Bar Association
Member
• Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
• Philadelphia Bar Association
Member
AWARDS
Certified by Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial AttorneySuper Lawyers
Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2017
Top 10, 2014Best Lawyers
U.S. News and World Report, 2013 – 2018
Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation – PlaintiffsTop Attorney
SJ Magazine, 2010 – 2017

Awesome Attorney
South Jersey Magazine, 2010 – 2017

President’s Award
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2004

Top 100 Trial Attorney in Civil Plaintiff Category
National Trial Lawyers

PUBLICATIONS

Investigation, Discovery, and Trial in Trucking Accident CaseÂ
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 ClosingÂ
The Legal Intelligencer, 2013

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Openings, Closings, and Themes

Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2010

Litigating the Dangerous Highway CaseÂ
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010

Advanced Deposition StrategiesÂ
Pennsylvania Association of Justice, 2010

Openings, Closings, and Themes
Pennsylvania Association of Justice, 2010

Closings in Personal Injury CaseÂ
New Jersey Association for Justice, 2007

Advanced Deposition Strategies
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2004

Effective Use of Settlement Videos
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1998

STORIES
       
  • WAKING UP TO A TRAGEDY - A man’s accident is a mystery we were able to solve. Nicholas woke up on a dark chilly night in a ravine, his car a mangled heap of metal and broken glass. He reached down and quickly realized his left leg was missing, and his left ...
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  • WHEN A TREE FALLS IN THE FOREST.. A fatal disaster at a campsite nearly devastates a family. William and his wife, Elvetia, had regularly taken their two young children and nephew on camping vacations. For the close-knit family, this trip seemed no different. It was a beautiful, sunny spring morning when William, Elvetia, and ...