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Mark K. Altemose, Managing Partner
Location: 2851 Baglyos Cir #200, Bethlehem, PA 18020
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Mark Altemose is a native of Pen Argyl where he attended Pen Argyl High School. He attended college at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Economics. He attended Villanova University School of Law. He is a Partner with Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, P.C.
During his legal career, Mark limited his practice to personal injury and construction litigation. He has extensive expertise handling serious injury and death cases involving automobile, trucking and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, pharmaceutical malpractice, construction accidents, gas and chemical exposure and explosion accidents, product liability, dog bites, mass torts, and slips and falls. He has acted as a lead counsel in many well-known Lehigh Valley catastrophic injury and death cases including the Charles Cullen serial murder cases, the DePUY ASR defective hip implant litigation, the Allentown natural gas explosion and the underground propane tank explosion in Bushkill Township. He has achieved many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients, several exceeding $10 million, with verdicts of $95 million, $4.36 million and $1.5 million, and a multiple plaintiff settlement of $20 million.
Mark has been an invited lecturer at Bar Associations and other lawyer groups to discuss the trial strategy and tactics that have enabled him to win large verdicts and settlements for his clients. He also regularly teaches continuing legal education courses to fellow attorneys regarding personal injury litigation, and he is often selected by Plaintiff and Defense attorneys as an independent mediator and arbitrator in complex personal injury cases.
Mark is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency. He has been recognized by his peers with a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, the highest rating available for attorneys. He has been elected by his peers Statewide as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2008 and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania since 2009. In 2014, his peers in the Lehigh Valley elected him as a “Select Lawyer”, recognizing him as a premier Lehigh Valley attorney in the areas of general civil litigation, medical malpractice law and personal injury and auto accidents.
In 1998, he was elected to Who’s Who in American Law. Also in 1998, he was elected to the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and served on the Board until 2007. In 1999 he was appointed to the Leadership Council of the New Lawyer Committee of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. In 2000 he was appointed to the Education Committee, and in 2001 he was one of only 10 attorneys in the State asked to serve as a founding member and director of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice Auto Negligence Section. Also, in 2001 Mark was elected as a member of America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals. He was elected to Who’s Who in America in 2002 and Global Directory of Who’s Who – Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2015.
Mark served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh County Bar Association from 2001 to 2006 and spent many years as Co-chairman of the Lehigh County Bar Association Law Day Committee. He received the Association’s Service Award in 1998.
Mark is admitted to practice law in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the state of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mark is an active member of the American Bar Association, Lehigh County Bar Association, Northampton County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the Donald E. Wieand Barristers’ Inn, an organization dedicated to professionalism in law and comprised of a select group of attorneys and judges. He was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Inn in 2007 and Counselor to the Inn in 2011. He was elected President of the Inn in 2013.
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Verdicts & Settlements
Serial Killer Verdict
Hip Implant Settlements
Auto Accident Settlement