Evan Goldberg

Phone: 212-750-1200
Toll Free: (888) 627-4274
Fax: 212-980-4011

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York J.D. – 1989

State University of New York, Albany, New York B.A. – 1986

Television & Radio Appearances

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WNBC

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Evan M. Goldberg is the Past President (2015-2016) of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served as the elected Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, representing thousands of trial attorneys throughout the state. Mr. Goldberg has also been elected to and serves on the State Bar’s Executive Committee, which governs the 75,000 attorney member organization. As a Bar Leader he actively lobbies the State Legislature, the Governor’s office and the United States Congress with respect to proposed legislation affecting the rights of victims. He frequently lectures to attorneys, has authored numerous legal publications, and has given his expert legal commentary on network television and radio. His multi-million dollar verdicts have been the subject of extensive media coverage.

Recent Cases

Mr. Goldberg handles many complicated accident cases including medical malpractice, construction accidents, car accidents, defective machinery, slip/trip and falls, landlord liability, lead paint poisoning, assault and wrongful death. Some of his recent verdicts include the following:

$14.7 million verdict for boy who was brain damaged by obstetrical malpractice during childbirth

$7 million verdict for amputation injury caused by unsafe machinery in factory

$4.07 million verdict for tenant assaulted and nerve damaged in building due to inadequate security

$2.5 million verdict for construction worker who fell from ladder and fractured his ankle

$2.5 million verdict for tenant who slipped in her kitchen and developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy in wrist

$2.3 million verdict for patient prematurely discharged from hospital with a hip infection, resulting in a total hip replacement

$1.5 million verdict for patient internally injured during appendectomy

$1.3 million verdict for child cognitively injured by lead poisoning in apartment building

$1.25 million verdict for driver of car struck by another car on the roadway resulting in facial and leg fractures

$1.2 million verdict for airport worker who stepped into hazardous equipment and fractured his knee

Public Action

Mr. Goldberg is a 1989 graduate of Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and various federal courts. In addition to serving on the NYSBA’s Executive Committee and House of Delegates, he also founded and chaired a Medical Malpractice Committee for the Association. He is an elected Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, an elected District Leader for the Westchester County Democratic Committee, the President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Kings County Inns of Court, the New Rochelle Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and Rockland County Bar Association.

PUBLISHED WORKS

The Plaintiff Personal Injury Action in New York State, Premises Liability Chapter, New York State Bar Association Publications

Life of A Trial Lawyer Can be Noble and Exciting, State Bar News

Combating the Development Delay Defense for Children, New York Law Journal

Using an Economist; Goals, Issues and Considerations, NYSBA Publications

Suing Municipalities, NYSBA Publications

New York’s Summary Judgment Procedure, Trial Lawyers Digest

“Message from the Chair” columns, Trial Lawyers Digest

Lincoln, Mandela & Gandhi walk into a Courtroom, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Bill of Particulars

Products Liability, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute

Legal Malpractice, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Speaker, Jury Selection Considerations, NYSTLA, 2015

Speaker, How to Try a Labor Law Case, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 4/14

Speaker, Decisions Seminar-Premises Liability-New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 9/13

Speaker, Decisions Seminar – Damages – New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 11/12

Panelist, New York City Bar Association; Roundtable Discussion For Rules Changes in Court, 6/12

Speaker, Evaluating, Negotiating and Settling a Civil Lawsuit, New York State Bar Association, 6/12

Speaker, Discovery & Trial Issues in Auto and Premises Cases – New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 4/12

Speaker, Distribution of Proceeds in Wrongful Death Cases, Kings County Inns of Court, 2010

Speaker, Summary Jury Trials, Kings Country Inns of Court Presentation, 2008

Chair, Municipal & Transit Liability, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 2007

Speaker, An Evidentiary Review, Kings County Inns of Court Presentation, 2006

Chair, A Practical and Comprehensive Review of Mass Tort Litigation, Trial Lawyers Section Program, Annual Meeting of the NYSBA, 2006

Speaker, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Decisions Seminar, 2005

Chair, Practical Skills – How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, NYSBA Seminar, 2005

Participating Speaker, D’Agostino – Greenberg Lecture in Law and Public Policy, City College of New York, 2005

Speaker, Proving and Defending Damages at Trial, NYSBA Seminar, 2005

Chair, Technology and Demonstrative Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Lawyers Section Program at the Annual Meeting of the NYSBA, 2005

Speaker, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, Decisions Seminar, 2004

Co-Chair, Incivility, From Intake through Trial, Kings County Inns of Court Presentation, 2004

Chair, Boot Camp for the Civil Litigator; Ethics, Updates and Critical Issues, Trial Lawyers Section Program at the Annual Meeting of the NYSBA, 2004

Chair/Speaker, Premises Liability, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute (NYSTLI), 2003

Chair/Speaker, How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, NYSBA Seminar, 2003

Chair/Speaker, How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, NYSBA Seminar, 2001

Chair/Speaker, How to Commence a Civil Lawsuit, NYSBA Seminar, 1999

Chair/Speaker, Basic Civil Practice, The Trial, NYSBA Seminar, 1998

Speaker, Keeping Pace: A Guide for the Up to Date Litigator, NYSBA Seminar, 1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

President, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, from 2015

President-Elect, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, from 2014-2015

Chair of Deans, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 2015-2016

Super Lawyer, National Rating Election For Legal Profession, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Officer and Director, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2011-2014 (Parliamentarian, Deputy Treasurer and Treasurer)

Dean, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute, 2013-present

Member, Executive Committee of New York State Bar Association, 2013 – Present

Member, Medical Malpractice Task Force and Legislative Committees, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present

Chair, Finance Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 – 2014

Chair, Practice Bill Committee, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-present

Fellow, New York Bar Foundation, 2010 – Present

Executive Committee Liaison, NYSBA General Practice Section, 2013-2014

Executive Committee Liaison, NYSBA Committee on Immigrant Representation, 2013-present

Member, Committee on the Tort System, New York State Bar Association, 2010 – Present

Member, Independent Judicial Screening Panel, New York County Democratic Committee, 2010

Chair, NYSBA Trial Practice Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section, 2009 – Present

Member, NYSBA Committee of Federal Legislative Priorities, 2009 – Present

Chair, New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, 2008 – 2009

Delegate, NYSBA House of Delegates, 2008 – Present

Chair, Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Trial Lawyers Section, 1993 – 1997

District Representative, 9th Judicial District, NYSBA, Trial Lawyers Section, 1996 – 2004; 2010 – Present

Chair, Membership Committee of the NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section, 2007 – Present

District Leader, Westchester County Democratic Committee, 1996 – Present

Officer, NYSBA Trial Lawyers Section, (Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair) 2005 – 2009

Vice President, Northfield Neighborhood Association, Westchester, NY, 2005 – Present

Founding Member, Brooklyn Law School Democrats, 1989

Barrister, Kings County Inns of Court; 2003 – Present

Member, New York County Lawyers Association

Member, Brooklyn Bar Association

Member, New Rochelle Bar Association

Member, Orange County Bar Association

Member, Rockland County Bar Association