Anapol Schwartz partner Joel Feldman will received the 2013 Champion in the Community Award at Magee Rehabilitation’s 13th Annual Night of Champions in Philadelphia on May 3. The award honors Feldman’s efforts to make a difference though his End Distracted Driving (EndDD) campaign, a program that has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the country. He continues to earn national recognition for his efforts to inform and protect the community through awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
“Joel D. Feldman, Esq. has helped people recovering from serious injuries for over 30 years,” the Magee Night of Champions webpage says. “He also works to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.”
EndDD brings a scientifically-based distracted driving presentation to teens across the country. Feldman’ founded the program after his daughter Casey was struck and killed as a pedestrian in a distracted driving accident in 2009. The project has since expanded with the help of hundreds of trial lawyers and professionals, and has reached an audience of more than 200,000 people.
“After Casey’s death, I knew I had to take action so that Casey would not be forgotten and that her short life would have made a difference for others,” Feldman said in a press release. “I have seen my clients face incredible challenges over the years, and Magee has shown so many of those clients the way to recovery. It’s particularly gratifying to receive this honor from Magee. Honoring me also honors Casey.”