Associate

Joel Feigenbaum, Esq.

p. 215.735.3994  |  f. 215.735.1133

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association

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 Joel’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 and radiology.  In addition, Joel regularly conducts examinations under oath (“EUO”) on behalf of insurers in automobile and property damage claims arising under suspicious or even fraudulent circumstances, including staged/cause losses and other SIU-related issues. 

Joel also regularly defends policyholders in third-party automotive negligence, general liability suits, and represents national insurance carriers in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.  Joel has arbitrated first and third party auto negligent cases in Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties in addition to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, commonly obtaining defense or favorable verdicts.  He has also bench and jury trial experience.  Involved in all phases of litigation, Joel’s practice includes drafting pleadings, preparing and responding to discovery, drafting and arguing motions, preparing witnesses for deposition and arbitration/trial testimony, conducting and defending depositions, and settlement negotiations. 

Additionally, Joel has experience in general liability, personal injury and subrogation matters.  He has secured summary judgment 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, Joel 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, Joel was the executive managing editor of the National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review and received the highest grade (CALI Award) in three courses.  Joel has a passion for history and Philadelphia sports.  He plays in a local kickball league and enjoys tennis and basketball.

Representative Matters

Joel Feigenbaum Secures Defense Verdict in Philadelphia County Jury Trial

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$450,000 Personal Injury Settlement for Client Injured by Sports Entertainment Complex Security Staff

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Joel Feigenbaum Obtains Defense Verdict in Philadelphia County Trial Where Negligence Was Conceded

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Defense verdict in a Philadelphia County arbitration action where the plaintiff claimed to have been violently struck by the defendant’s vehicle as a pedestrian and was transported from the scene to the emergency room. She later underwent eight months of physical therapy and pain management. The arbitration panel unanimously found that the defendant did not strike the plaintiff with her vehicle and entered a verdict in favor of the defendant.

Defense verdict in an automobile liability action based on the argument that the plaintiff was a “jump-in” and not the true driver of the vehicle involved in the accident giving rise to the lawsuit despite no independent witness testimony.

Defense verdict in an underinsured motorist action wherein the 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 the 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, Plaintiff underwent eleven months of physical therapy treatment and had MRIs revealing multiple spinal herniations.

Media

“Bill of Costs: Who Gets Paid When No One Wins?,” 256 The Legal Intelligencer, 30, 5 (Aug. 14, 2017) (reprinted in Counterpoint, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, October 2017, pp. 5-6)

“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)