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Verdicts & Settlements

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2006
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in English Literature, 1987

Awards & Designations

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2006
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers President's Award, Recipient, 2005
  • Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, Investigator
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Videos

Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and Peter M. Newman Discuss Dryer Fire Product Liability Evidence

Feldman Shepherd Attorney Mark W. Tanner Discusses the Complexity of Medical Malpractice Cases

Personal Injury Lawyer Mark W. Tanner Speaks about Medical Malpractice Litigation

Trial Attorney Mark W. Tanner Speaks about Why Getting a Second Legal Opinion is Critical

Trial Attorney Mark W. Tanner Speaks about Creative Lawyering and Feldman Shepherd's CLE Course

Personal Injury Attorney Mark W. Tanner Discusses the Depth of Experience at Feldman Shepherd

Personal Injury Attorney Mark W. Tanner Talks about Why He Loves Being a Lawyer

Get To Know Mark

Mark enjoys fishing, scuba diving and the outdoors in general. He holds Advanced Open Water and Nitrox dive certifications and has traveled and dove throughout Central America and the Caribbean. He is also a determined, but admittedly struggling golfer.

 
 
   
 
Contact Mark:

Phone: (215) 567-8300
Fax: (215) 599-1581
mtanner@feldmanshepherd.com

 

Mark W. Tanner

Practice Areas: Class Actions, Insurance Bad Faith, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability

Mark W. Tanner is an accomplished trial attorney with a wide ranging practice in complex litigation. In addition to securing one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the courts of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tanner has also secured what is believed to be the largest jury verdict in Pennsylvania in a bad faith case against an insurance company.

Super Lawyers 2010Mr. Tanner has been appointed by the court as liaison counsel in mass tort litigation in both Pennsylvania state and federal courts, and has handled cases throughout Pennsylvania and across the country. He primarily represents catastrophically injured individuals in medical negligence, product liability, and general negligence matters, although he also has substantial experience in cases involving disability insurance claims, insurance bad faith and class action litigation.

Mr. Tanner received a B.A. in English Literature from the College of the Holy Cross, and received his law degree with honors from Temple University School of Law. At Temple, he received awards in the fields of trial and appellate advocacy.

In 2014, Mr. Tanner was specially recognized as one of the top two Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Mr. Tanner has been recognized for seven consecutive years (20142013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008) as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, and as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Pennsylvania in every year in which the list was compiled. In 2010, the magazine ran a feature article on him.

Int'l Academy of Trial AttorneysIn recognition of his success at trial, Mr. Tanner was one of the youngest attorneys ever invited to become a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Attorneys (membership is limited to 500 lawyers). He has also been selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and holds certifications as a Civil Trial Specialist and in Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Since 1997, Mr. Tanner has served continuously on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, becoming their President in July 2007. He is also a recipient of the President’s Award from that organization. Mr. Tanner frequently serves as a faculty member in programs devoted to the development of trial advocacy skills, and teaches at Temple University's Academy of Advocacy. He has been an instructor in more than 50 courses and seminars for practicing lawyers, and has lectured throughout the United States and, by invitation, to Barristers in London.

Mr. Tanner also maintains a strong interest in the representation of underprivileged and neglected children, serving as a child advocate for the non-profit Support Center for Child Advocates, where he has also served on to the board of directors.

 
 

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Practice Areas

   
 

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2006
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2006
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990
   
 

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A. in English Literature, 1987
   
 

Awards & Designations

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2006
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers President's Award, Recipient, 2005
  • Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, Investigator
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
   
 

Videos

Attorneys Mark W. Tanner and Peter M. Newman Discuss Dryer Fire Product Liability Evidence

Feldman Shepherd Attorney Mark W. Tanner Discusses the Complexity of Medical Malpractice Cases

Personal Injury Lawyer Mark W. Tanner Speaks about Medical Malpractice Litigation

Trial Attorney Mark W. Tanner Speaks about Why Getting a Second Legal Opinion is Critical

Trial Attorney Mark W. Tanner Speaks about Creative Lawyering and Feldman Shepherd's CLE Course

Personal Injury Attorney Mark W. Tanner Discusses the Depth of Experience at Feldman Shepherd

Personal Injury Attorney Mark W. Tanner Talks about Why He Loves Being a Lawyer

   
 

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2009 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2007
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 2006
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2003 - 2006
  • State Civil Rules Committee, Member
  • Medical Legal Committee, Member
  • Volunteers for the Indigent Program, Participant
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1997 - Present
  • Support Center for Child Advocates, Child Advocate and Board of Directors
   
 

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Publications & Lectures

  • Legal Issues in Emergency Room Cases
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice, June 2014, Philadelphia, PA
  • Opening Statements
    Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
  • Proving Damages for the Client that “looks fine to me”
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
  • Trial Strategy
    Beasley School of Law LLM Program, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
  • A View from Across the Aisle
    Swartz Campbell Detweiller CLE, 2011, Media, PA
  • Deposition Techniques/Hi-Tech Depositions and Their Use at Trial
    Full Day Medical Malpractice Seminar, 2011
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Philadelphia, PA
  • Trial Strategy with Mongeluzzi, Stern & Tanner, 2011
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Openings, Closings & Themes, 2010
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Lastest on Bad Faith, 2009
    Dispute Resolution Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Handling Tough Problems at Trial, 2006
    Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Insurance Bad Faith Seminar, 2005
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Case Report: Baxevane v. Lawless, DO, et al., 2005
    Bucks County Bar Association, Doylestown, PA
  • Medical Malpractice: Strategic Decision Making, 2005
    Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Developments in Product Liability, 2004
    Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hot Topics in Products Liability, 2003
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ethics for Litigators, 2003
    Philadelphia Bench-Bar Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Insurance Bad Faith, 2003
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Challenges to Experts: Current Law and Procedure, 2003
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • Evidentiary Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases, 2002
    Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Philadelphia, PA
  • Selected Issues in Spinal Surgery Malpractice Cases, 2002
    American Trial Lawyers Association, London, U.K.
  • Challenges to Experts: Current Law & Procedure, 2001
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • A Plaintiff's Perspective on Common Defenses to Claims for Disability Benefits under "Own Occupation" Policies, 2001
    American Conference Institute, Boston, MA
  • Expert Witnesses in Insurance Bad Faith Cases, 2001
    Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tackling Tough Trial Situations, 2000
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)
   
 

Get To Know Mark

Mark enjoys fishing, scuba diving and the outdoors in general. He holds Advanced Open Water and Nitrox dive certifications and has traveled and dove throughout Central America and the Caribbean. He is also a determined, but admittedly struggling golfer.

   
 
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