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PHILADELPHIA - Personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig has announced that plaintiffs' attorney Royce W. Smith has been named to the editorial board of Young Lawyer, a monthly supplement to the country's oldest daily legal newspaper, The Legal Intelligencer.
Young Lawyer, or YL, is aimed at younger lawyers in the Philadelphia region, offering news articles, features, editorials and career and "real world" advice, as well as entertainment tips, restaurant and book reviews and Web site suggestions. YL also sponsors social events intended to bring the Philadelphia area's young attorneys together to socialize and network. New YL editorial board members are selected by vote of existing board members.
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 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.
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, and teaches trial advocacy and evidence to the Drexel University School of Law Trial Team.
Smith earned a 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.