David C. Federman
David C. Federman
received his B.A. degree with High Honors in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1977.
Mr. Federman returned to graduate school in mid-career, earning his Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1995.
Mr. Federman has over thirty years of experience as a civil trial attorney, spending the first part of his career representing hospitals and physicians as a partner with one of
the top litigation firms in Philadelphia, White and Williams, LLP. In that capacity he successfully obtained numerous jury verdicts on behalf of physicians and other health care
providers in the state and Federal courts in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
After receiving his M.P.H. from Harvard in 1995, Mr. Federman began representing seriously injured victims of medical malpractice, defective products and general negligence as a trial
attorney with the prestigious Beasley Firm. In that capacity he secured multiple six and seven figure jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured victims in the state and Federal
courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Federman has first-chaired over thirty-five complex jury trials to verdict and has litigated countless other cases which resulted in favorable
settlements and outcomes for his respective clients on both sides of the aisle.
Mr. Federman has extensive experience in the appellate courts, having briefed and argued cases in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Federman has taught as an adjunct professor of health care at the Widener Health Law Institute and has lectured on various issues concerning trial practice, civil litigation and
medical malpractice. He serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, has carried the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for
over twenty-five years, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the years 2006 and 2008 through 2016.
Mr. Federman is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and various local and state bar and trial lawyer associations. In November 2015, Mr. Federman was elected to serve as
a member of the School Board of the Lower Merion School District, where he proudly represents his community.