Feldman Shepherd Attorney Royce Smith Re-elected American Association for Justice Delegate & Named Adjunct Professor at Drexel University

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  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) August 17, 2011 - Philadelphia plaintiffs' attorney Royce W. Smith of the personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP has been re-elected Minority Caucus Delegate to the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The AAJ Minority Caucus recommends and develops educational opportunities, networking programs and other activities of interest to AAJ members of color. The caucus also works to stimulate minority membership and participation in leadership roles. In addition to serving as Minority Caucus Delegate to the AAJ, Smith has been named an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Drexel University's Earl Mack School of Law. As a trial advocacy instructor, Smith will teach students effective trial techniques, including those related to jury instruction, opening and closing statements, direct and cross-examination of witnesses and the use of technology in the courtroom. An accomplished litigator, Smith is also a trial advocacy and evidence instructor for the Earl Mack School of Law Trial Team.

    Smith, who joined Feldman Shepherd in 2010, represents seriously injured individuals in a wide range of complex civil matters. In the past four years alone, he has served as lead or co-counsel in cases that have garnered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. His extensive practice experience includes wrongful death, medical malpractice, birth injuries, brain injuries, auto accidents, construction accidents, defective drugs and medical devices, and civil rights matters, among others.

    A frequent author and lecturer, Smith has published numerous scholarly articles and presented educational courses to his peers. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association publication, The Verdict, as well as the editorial board of Young Lawyer, a monthly supplement to the country's oldest daily legal newspaper, The Legal Intelligencer. Smith has been recognized by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, as a 2010 and 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® Rising Star, an honor reserved for the top 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania's up-and-coming lawyers.

    Smith earned an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law. By faculty vote, he was named the program's top-performing student. He attended Temple Law for his juris doctor as well, where he participated on several nationally recognized mock trial teams. As a law student, Smith twice received the Murray S. Love Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, earned the Andrew Gay Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and was honored with the James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Williams College in Massachusetts. During his undergraduate career, he won the Lehman Community Service Scholarship and the Sterling B. Brown Citizenship Prize in recognition of his service to the college and the surrounding community. Smith continues to serve his community by providing free counseling at legal clinics hosted by area churches.

    About Feldman Shepherd: Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP (www.feldmanshepherd.com) has handled cases producing some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Pennsylvania. The firm represents plaintiffs in significant personal injury, class action, and other complex civil litigation. Clients include victims of medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe workplaces, motor vehicle accidents, legal malpractice and insurer misconduct.

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