Contact John:

Phone: (215) 567-8300
Fax: (215) 599-1318

 

Verdicts & Settlements

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania - 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1987
  • New Jersey - 1987

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA - LLM in Trial Advocacy - 1994
  • Nova School of Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL - J.D. - 1987
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.S - 1984

Videos

Attorney John Dodig Discusses Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about Why Feldman Shepherd is a Successful Law Firm

Trial Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses the Importance of Seeking a Second Legal Opinion

Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about the Firm's Focus on Attorney-Client Relationships

Personal Injury Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses Feldman Shepherd's Trial Strategies CLE Program

Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about the Importance of Attorney-Client Communication

Feldman Shepherd Attorney John M. Dodig Shares Why He Enjoys Coming to Work Each Day

Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses Using Deposition Clips in Opening Statements

 
 
   
 
Contact John:

Phone: (215) 567-8300
Fax: (215) 599-1318
jdodig@feldmanshepherd.com

 

John M. Dodig

Practice Areas: Construction & Workplace Accidents, Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Auto / Motor Vehicle Accidents, Auto Defects / Crashworthiness, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Consumer Protection, Defective Drugs, Defective Medical Devices, Insurance Bad Faith, Liquor Liability, Nursing Home and Long Term Care Abuse, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Qui Tam / Whistleblowers, Toxic Substances

John M. Dodig is an experienced trial attorney representing plaintiffs in various types of complex litigation, including construction accidents, medical negligence, product liability, motor vehicle accidents and civil rights claims. Attorney John Dodig has successfully obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in several cases, including a $31 million jury verdict on behalf of an individual injured as a result of a dangerous highway, a $20 million birth injury claim involving a brain-damaged child, $11.3 million and $13.3 million recoveries for workers injured in construction accidents and a $11 million recovery for an individual injured in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Dodig handles catastrophic cases nationwide and personal injury matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with several other states where he has been admitted pro hac vice* in some matters. Mr. Dodig is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Less than 2% of the attorneys in New Jersey have been granted this Board certification. To read more about the requirements necessary to become a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney, click here.

John Dodig New Jersey Civil Trial AttorneyMr. Dodig received his Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his law degree from Nova University. He also received an LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.

Mr. Dodig was elected by his peers to serve as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association in 2006 and 2007. In June 2004, Mr. Dodig was awarded the President's Award by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, in recognition of his work protecting the rights of innocent victims and maintaining their access to the court system. He is a frequent lecturer in courses designed to teach practicing lawyers practical skills, such as trial advocacy. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

In a landmark decision, John Dodig successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that municipalities should be held responsible if police are negligent during high-speed police chases. Jones v. City of Philadelphia. 700 A.2d 417 (Pa. 1997). Mr. Dodig has successfully handled numerous automobile accident cases involving high-speed police chases that have resulted in serious injuries and death. Mr. Dodig is often consulted by other automobile accident attorneys in Philadelphia because of his expertise in this area of the law, and is regularly asked to represent clients on a referral basis. Mr. Dodig has lectured to automobile accident attorneys on the topic of police pursuits and governmental and municipal liability. He has also been contacted by the Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly for expert opinion and analysis in this area of the law.

John Dodig Top AttorneyMr. Dodig has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for eleven consecutive years by Thomson Reuters as published in Philadelphia magazine, including recognition as one of the Top 10 Super Lawyers 2014, as well as Top 100 in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania from 2003-2014. He has also been named to SJ Magazine's Top Attorneys 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 lists and to South Jersey Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys list for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. 

Attorney Dodig was born in Saugerties, New York.

*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.

Mr. Dodig's recent successes include:

$11.3 Million Settlement for Injured Worker in California Construction Accident (June 2012)

$4.75 Million New Jersey Settlement Against NJ DOT for Injuries and Death (September 2011)

$6 Million Record-Setting Hunterdon County, New Jersey Jury Verdict on Behalf of Individual Injured as a Result of Dangerous Highway (October 2009)

$4 Million Dollar Settlement for Injured Worker in Pennsylvania (October 2013)

$6.75 Million Settlement in New Jersey Wrongful Death Case (August 2009)

$31.3 Million Record-Shattering Jury Verdict on Behalf of Individual Injured as a Result of a Dangerous Highway (October 2008)

$13.3 Million Settlement for Injured Worker In Construction Accident (August 2008)

$11 Million Settlement for Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident

$5 Million Verdict in Nursing Negligence Case

$4 Million Settlement for Head Injury to Eleven Year Old Caused in a Motor Vehicle Accident in a New Jersey Showroom

$1.25 Million Settlement for Cervical Fusion Caused as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident

$750,000 Verdict in a Motor Vehicle Accident Case

$4.5 Million Settlement in Pediatric Negligence Claim

$2.55 Million Settlement as a Result of a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in the Development of RSD

Please click here to read Mr. Dodig's Presidential Message to the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

John M. Dodig Featured in South Jersey Magazine's Q&A Legal Guide

 
 

Verdicts & Settlements

   
 

Practice Areas

   
 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania - 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1987
  • New Jersey - 1987
   
 

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA - LLM in Trial Advocacy - 1994
  • Nova School of Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL - J.D. - 1987
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.S - 1984
   
 

Videos

Attorney John Dodig Discusses Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about Why Feldman Shepherd is a Successful Law Firm

Trial Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses the Importance of Seeking a Second Legal Opinion

Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about the Firm's Focus on Attorney-Client Relationships

Personal Injury Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses Feldman Shepherd's Trial Strategies CLE Program

Attorney John M. Dodig Speaks about the Importance of Attorney-Client Communication

Feldman Shepherd Attorney John M. Dodig Shares Why He Enjoys Coming to Work Each Day

Attorney John M. Dodig Discusses Using Deposition Clips in Opening Statements

   
 

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2006-2007
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2005-2007
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Fundraising Coordinator - 2002 to 2004
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Legal Education Director, 2000-2002
  • Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers - 1997 through present
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association - Leaders Forum Member
  • American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
   
 

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Publications & Lectures

  • Investigation, Discovery and Trial in Trucking Accident Case, Spring 2014
    Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, PA
  • Effective Use of Deposition Video Clips in Opening Statements, April 2013
    Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, PA
  • How to Effectively Argue Non-Economic Damages in Closing, Spring 2013
    Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, PA
  • Openings, Closings, and Themes, Fall 2010,
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Philadelphia, PA
  • Litigating the Dangerous Highway Case, April 2010
    Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies, March 2010
    Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Philadelphia, PA
  • Openings, Closings, and Themes, 2010
    Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Philadelphia, PA
  • Deposition Techniques, December 2009
  • Closings in Personal Injury Case, April 2007
    New Jersey Association for Justice, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Advanced Deposition Strategies, April 2004
    Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, PA
  • Effective Use of Settlement Videos, April, 1998
    Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, PA
   
 
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