Contact Carolyn:

Phone: (215) 567-8300
Fax: (215) 567-8333

 

Verdicts & Settlements

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • New Jersey, 2005

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2004
    Environmental Law Journal, Staff Writer
    Arthur J. Kania Award for Professional Ethics
    Reimel Moot Court Competition, finalist, best oralist
  • Villanova University, BSN (Nursing), 1997
    Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society

Videos

Feldman Shepherd Attorney Carolyn M. Chopko Discusses a Discrimination Case

 
 
   
 
Contact Carolyn:

Phone: (215) 567-8300
Fax: (215) 567-8333
cchopko@feldmanshepherd.com

 

Carolyn M. Chopko

Practice Areas: Birth Trauma and Birth Injuries, Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Personal Injury

Carolyn (Carey) Chopko focuses her practice on representing clients and their families who have been catastrophically injured as a result of negligence.

Ms. Chopko obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Villanova University. She then spent four years as a registered nurse while on active duty as an officer in the United States Navy. She obtained her law degree from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a finalist and best oralist in the Reimal Moot Court competition. While at Villanova, Ms. Chopko served as a staff writer on the Environmental Law Journal. Upon graduation, she received the Arthur J. Kania award for Professional Ethics. Following graduation, Ms. Chopko served as a law clerk to the Honorable Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Chopko is licensed to practice law in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but also regularly assists in trying cases throughout the United States on a pro hac vice* basis. She has been admitted pro hac vice to the courts of California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, and Texas.

In 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007, Ms. Chopko was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star and was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014 by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine.


*Pro hac vice admission is when a lawyer not licensed in a particular state associates with a lawyer who is licensed in that state and obtains the court’s permission to jointly represent a client in a specific matter.
 

 
 

Verdicts & Settlements

   
 

Practice Areas

   
 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • New Jersey, 2005
   
 

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2004
    Environmental Law Journal, Staff Writer
    Arthur J. Kania Award for Professional Ethics
    Reimel Moot Court Competition, finalist, best oralist
  • Villanova University, BSN (Nursing), 1997
    Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society
   
 

Videos

Feldman Shepherd Attorney Carolyn M. Chopko Discusses a Discrimination Case

   
 

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), 2005 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), 2006 - Present
    Birth Trauma Litigation Group, 2006 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 2005 - Present
    Young Lawyers Division, 2005 - Present
    Executive Committee, 2007 - 2008
    Treasurer, 2009 - 2010
    Chair-Elect, 2010 - 2011
    Chair, 2011 - Present
   
 

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Publications & Lectures

  • Naturalization Ceremony, Speaker
    United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    July 2008, July 2009
  • My First Philadelphia Common Pleas Trial
    Philadelphia Bar Association, Bench Bar
    Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 2008
  • Developing and Supporting Theories of Hospital Liability in Catastrophic Injury Cases
    Co-author with Daniel S. Weinstock, Esq.
    August 10, 2008
  • The Paralegals Guide to Proficient Medical Records Translation
    Institute for Paralegal Education, a division of National Business Institute, Inc.
    Philadelphia, January 2008
  • My First Trial Seminar
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PTLA)
    October 2007
  • Medical Records Review for Paralegals
    Institute for Paralegal Education, a division of National Business Institute, Inc.
    Philadelphia, April 2007
  • Northern District of California Delivers “Sound” Judgment in Protection of Marine Wildlife Under the MMPA, Restricting Navy’s Use of Sonar
    15 Villanova Environmental.Law Journal, 393-413 (2004)
   
 
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