Associate

Joel Feigenbaum, Esq.

p. 215.735.3994  |  f. 215.735.1133

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Education

University of Richmond, B.A.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

Overview

Joel Feigenbaum is recognized for zealous representation of his clients and resourceful approach in achieving their goals.  Much of Mr. Feigenbaum’s practice focuses on investigating and assisting in the prosecution of insurance fraud and civil RICO claims on behalf of insurance carriers for false and exaggerated medical claims in state and federal courts.  He has counseled insurance companies in fraud investigations and litigated complex insurance fraud cases involving various medical disciplines, including acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopedics, pain management, psychology, psychiatry and radiology.

Mr. Feigenbaum also regularly defends policyholders in third-party automotive negligence and general liability suits and represents national insurance carriers in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.  He specializes in claims that are of a fraudulent or suspicious nature.  Mr. Feigenbaum has arbitrated first and third party auto negligent cases in Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties commonly obtaining defense or favorable verdicts.  Involved in all areas of case management and phases of litigation, Mr. Feigenbaum’s practice includes drafting pleadings, preparing and responding to discovery, preparing motions, preparing witnesses for deposition and arbitration/trial testimony, and settlement negotiations.

Additionally, Mr. Feigenbaum has experience in general liability, personal injury and subrogation matters.  He has secured summary judgement for a policyholder in an action where multiple individuals were stabbed while on a chartered bus trip that he sponsored and also prosecuted a personal injury action involving an assault by security guards at a local entertainment venue.

Prior to joining Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, Mr. Feigenbaum represented construction industry clients, including general and subcontractors and design professionals on public and private projects, including disputes involving educational facilities, high-rise residential buildings, processing plants, and sewage systems.  In law school, Mr. Feigenbaum was the executive managing editor of the National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review and received the highest grade (CALI Award) in three courses.  Mr. Feigenbaum has a passion for history and Philadelphia sports.  He plays in a local kickball league and enjoys tennis and basketball.

Representative Matters

Defense verdict in an underinsured motorist action wherein plaintiff was bound by the limited-tort threshold. Plaintiff claimed multiple herniated discs, a concussion with symptoms of memory loss, photophobia and phonophobia, and complained of radicular symptoms in her upper and lower extremities due to the accident. Despite the serious nature of the claims and sizeable outstanding medical expenses, the fact finder awarded no damages to plaintiff.

Defense verdict in a case where a four year-old plaintiff was struck while crossing in the middle of a busy street. Child pedestrian was transported from the scene by ambulance to the hospital. Fact finder determined that the defendant was not negligent and had the right of way. Additionally, it was proven that plaintiff’s mother was negligent for allowing her son to cross in the middle of a roadway when there was a crosswalk only 20 yards away.

Defense verdict in auto negligence arbitration in Philadelphia County against a full-tort motorist who presented to the emergency room the date after the accident, underwent eleven months of physical therapy treatment, and had MRIs revealing multiple spinal herniations.

Media

Joel Feigenbaum’s Article “Bill of Costs: Who Pays When No One Wins” Published in the Legal Intelligencer

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“Discoverability of ‘Private’ Facebook Photographs in Personal Injury Suits,” Litigation Committee Newsletter (American Bar Ass’n Young Lawyers Division) (Summer 2015)

“Pregnancy Discrimination Claims: The Basics for Employment Practitioners,” 101/201 Practice Series (American Bar Ass’n) (Jan. 2015)

“Unintended Consequences of the Windsor Ruling: Supplemental Security Income,” Upon Further Review (Phila. Bar Ass’n) (June 2014)

“Teaching Fear in Our Schools: How the Garb Statute Threatens the Next Generation,” Student Appeal Law Journal (Feb. 2013)

“Inexplicably Worlds Apart: Why Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims Does Not Make Sense,” 52 Checkoff 1, 4-5 (Labor & Employment Law Sect., Florida Bar Ass’n) (Dec. 2012)

“Out of the Ivory Tower & Into the Trenches: A Student’s Perspective on the Role of Clinical Education in Training a Litigator,” 26 Commentator 1, 36 (Family Law Sect., Florida Bar Ass’n) (Fall 2012)

Note, “How Puppet Masters Create Genocide: A Study in the State-Sponsored Killings in Rwanda & Cambodia,” 2 University of Miami National Security &; Armed Conflict Law Review 1, 172-195 (Summer 2012)