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James P. Faunes is the new vice chair of the Judicial Commission of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
James P. Faunes is the new vice chair of the Judicial Commission of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.

JP Faunes appointed Vice Chair of Judicial Commission of the Philadelphia Bar Association

The Feldman Shepherd partner continues to leave his imprint as a notable young Latino lawyer in the Philadelphia area.

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JP Faunes was recently appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention.

In the new role, he will evaluate candidates for judicial office and provide objective, nonpartisan ratings for the benefit of the voting public. 

Faunes had previously served as an investigator for the Commission. 

“The work of the Commission is profoundly important, and its investigators and members dedicate significant time and energy to its mission. I am thankful to the Board of Governors for this opportunity and look forward to working closely with Commission Chair Niki Ingram as she continues in her tireless stewardship,” Faunes said in a press release. 

Faunes is a litigator who has worked with Philadelphia-based law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP since 2016, joining the firm after nearly three years with the City of Philadelphia Law Department. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, birth injury, and other catastrophic personal injury cases.

Throughout his career with Feldman Shepherd, he has helped recover more than $47 million for his clients. Over the years, he has worked his way up the ranks, ultimately being named partner at the law firm in January. 

He was congratulated on his latest role with the Philadelphia Judicial Commission.

“We are pleased that our partner, JP, will have this opportunity to contribute to the important mission of the Judicial Commission, and we are confident that all who participate will benefit from JP’s thoughtful and tireless approach to whatever task he faces,” said Mark W. Tanner, Feldman Shepherd Co-Managing Shareholder.

In addition to his work with Feldman Shepherd and new role with the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, Faunes sits on numerous Boards of Directors throughout the Philadelphia legal and nonprofit communities and maintains an active pro bono practice.

His board membership roles include the Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, the Homeless Advocacy Project and more. 

Faunes is also the immediate past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania and former president of the Hispanic Bar Association Legal Education Fund.

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