Mr. Feeney focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, hospital, nursing home and assisted living facility litigation, appellate matters and personal injury litigation.
Mr. Feeney has successfully defended his clients at all stages of litigation, including trial, appeals to both state and federal appellate courts, and arbitration. He is also an experienced Amicus practitioner, having represented various physician membership organizations at all levels of litigation, including before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Feeney’s trial experience includes sitting second-chair on the first modern nursing home malpractice case to be tried to verdict in Allegheny County, which lasted more than three weeks in 2007.
Mr. Feeney is extensively involved in both state and local bar associations, having served on the PBA House of Delegates, the ACBA Board of Governors, and as Chair of the ACBA’s Young Lawyers Division. He is currently serving a three-year term on the ACBA’s Civil Litigation Section Council. Prior to joining Matis Baum O’Connor, Mr. Feeney served as staff attorney to Chief Justice Stephen A. Zappala of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. During law school, Mr. Feeney worked as a law clerk for both the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel and the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office.
In every year from 2010 to 2016, Mr. Feeney was selected by both Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an honor bestowed on only the top 2.5% of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania, age 40 or younger or in practice for ten years or less. In 2011, Mr. Feeney was honored by Amen Corner, a prestigious Pittsburgh organization dating back to 1870, to receive the inaugural Judge James R. McGregor Award for exceptional contributions to the community, including presentation of the award by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.
Medical malpractice case in Allegheny County involving a plaintiff who suffered a chainsaw injury to his leg and alleged that the emergency room physician negligently failed to diagnose a quadriceps tendon tear and prescribe prophylactic antibiotics, which he claimed led to a severe knee infection. After a five day trial, the jury found unanimously for the defense.
Medical malpractice case in Allegheny County involving a plaintiff who sued two physicians, their practice groups, and a hospital alleging that the defendants caused the death of her husband. The case was dismissed after the plaintiff failed to produce any expert reports. Monetary sanctions were successfully pursued covering all defense attorney’s fees and costs over the life of the case.
Publications and Presentations
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2002)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2002)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2002)
Ohio Northern University, B.A., 1998
Dickinson School of Law at the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2001
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star
Pennsylvania Health Care Association’s Tort Committee
PA Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
ACBA Court Rules Committee
ACBA Professional Ethics Committee
PA Bar Association House of Delegates
American Inns of Court