1 Library of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms 3rd Edition Joel Feldman and Amber RacineAnapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, L. BarbieroOstroff LawForms Included on Enclosed CD-ROMISBN: 978-1-57786-337-31617 JFK Blvd., Suite 1750 Philadelphia, PA 19103(215) 557-2300 or (800) 772-7670 Fax: M. CohenAssociate Publisher, Editor-in-ChiefHank GrezlakPrint/Production CoordinatorDavid UmferDirector of Research and Reference ProductsAmanda M. ShotsbergerBooks EditorMatt SlavickCopyright 2011.
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3 Feldman, Esq. Mr. Feldman is a shareholder in the Philadelphia law firm of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, and had been the firm s managing partner from 1991-2009. His practice includes securities litigation and civil litigation of Personal Injury claims and claims on behalf of consumers. His securities practice involves handling cases for individual investors, as well as governmental entities against brokerage firms. His civil practice includes handling automobile and truck accidents, products liability, liquor liability, construction accidents, professional liability, highway design, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and premises liability cases.
4 He received his Bach-elor s degree from the University of Vermont in 1976, law degree from Villanova University in 1981 and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Feldman is currently enrolled in a Master s Program in Counseling at Villanova University and anticipates receiving his degree in community coun-seling in 2012. Mr. Feldman is the co-author of the Library Pennsylvania Personal Injury Forms published by the Legal Intelligencer. He is also the co-author of Elevator and Escalator Accident Reconstruc-tion and Litigation, published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company (Second edition 2006), and Pennsylvania Causes of Action, published by the Legal Intelligencer in 2011, and articles on the use of protective orders in products liability cases published by The Brief, The American Bar Association.
5 Mr. Feldman has been a featured speaker for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Case of the Month and has been course planner and moderator for a number of Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (PAJ) Continuing Legal Education programs. Among the topics on which he has presented at these programs are automobile and truck accident issues, liquor liability, governmental immunity, use of engineering witnesses at trial, releases, differences between the State and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, removal and remand, investigation techniques in dram shop cases, deposition tech-niques in motor vehicle and premises liability cases, comparison of Pennsylvania and New Jersey motor vehicle insurance law, securities fraud.
6 Unsuitable investments for senior citizens, variable annuities and deceptive sales practices in the brokerage industry. Mr. Feldman frequently combines law and counseling and speaks to lawyers as well as com-munity groups on topics relating to grief and loss. He is also passionate about raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, speaks to various school, community and professional groups on that topic and produced a 3-minute public service video for the Dept of Transportation that is used across the country in various programs.
7 The video can be found at Mr. Feldman is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadel-phia, Pennsylvania (PAJ) and American Trial Lawyers Associations (AAJ), as well as the Public Inves-tors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).Michael L. Barbiero, Esq. Michael L. Barbiero joined Ostroff Law in 2011. He concentrates his practice in Personal Injury , wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. He also serves as a Certified Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program.
8 He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylva-nia and New the AuthorsAmber Racine, Esq. Amber Racine joined the firm of Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, as an associate in September 2008 and concentrates her practice on consumer class actions, consumer fraud litigation, pharmaceutical litigation and other civil and commercial litigation. Prior to becoming an As-sociate, Ms. Racine worked at Anapol as a paralegal from 2002 to 2008. Ms. Racine received her Bachelor s degree in History & Politics from Drexel University where she was an Drexel Scholar.
9 Ms. Racine entered Temple University s James E. Beasley School of Law in 2004 and attended classes in the evening while continuing her paralegal work at the firm. In 2008, she received her law degree and was awarded Distinguished Classroom Performance and Out- Mr. Barbiero was named a Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer in the December 2008 edi-tion of Philadelphia magazine which recognizes the top percent of attorneys 40 years old or younger in the state of Pennsylvania . Prior to returning to school for his law degree, Mr.
10 Barbiero worked for several years with trou-bled teens throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Following a post law school clerkship with the esteemed Hon. Alex Bonavitacola, he spent several years as an attorney defending businesses and insurance companies. This experience directly benefits the accident victims he now represents, be-cause he has been on both sides of the fence and understands how insurance companies and their attor-neys review and handle Personal Injury cases. He then spent eight years focusing on the representation of catastrophically injured victims while employed at the renowned Anapol Schwartz Personal Injury law firm in Philadelphia, PA.