As a highly experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney, John has resolved numerous cases involving products liability, medical malpractice, elder abuse, public-entity liability, and trucking and taxi cab accidents. His commitment to the legal profession is reflected in the leadership positions he has held during his career. John served as president of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Consumer Attorneys of California, a group of over 3,100 plaintiffs attorneys. He was a finalist for the 2010 and 2006 Consumer Attorneys of California’s Attorney of The Year Award, and a finalist for the 2007 Trial Lawyer of the Year award for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.
John has written and lectured extensively in the personal injury field for the Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and State of California CEB. He served on the faculty of the U.C. Hastings College of Advocacy for many years. Feder serves as a settlement conference panelist for the Marin and San Francisco Superior Courts, as well as the Bar Association of San Francisco. Feder clerked with Judge Donald B. Constine of the Superior Court of California from 1977-1978.
John’s tenacity and compassion are unmatched. He develops strong bonds with his clients and their families. John’s boundless energy and his dedication to his clients make for a combination that is difficult to beat. This is reflected in the impressive results he has obtained for his clients over the last 30 years. John’s compassion is best illustrated by his casework. Recently, he represented a family who lost their wife and mother in a motorcycle accident. Feder went to Canada, where the family lived, to learn about the woman the family lost. His opposing counsel recognized his ability to tell their story and the case settled on the eve of trial. The $8.75 million settlement is believed to be the highest result ever for a motorcycle wrongful death case.