Damon M. Gruber: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Damon M. Gruber

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Food and Beverage
  • Labor and Employment
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.566.5491
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State College of New York, B.A., cum laude, 1996
Law SchoolState University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., Regulatory Law Concentration, Specialization in Health Care Law, 1999
Admitted2000, New York

Professional Affiliations

•USLAW Network
•New York Self-Insurers Association
•Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
•New York State Association of Self-Insured Counties
•New York State Bar Association
•Buffalo Claims Association
•Organization of Public Employee Negotiators


Damon Gruber has developed a highly focused concentration in the defense of Workers' Compensation claims and currently serves as chair of the Practice Group. His Workers' Compensation experience includes all aspects of the process: claims handling recommendations, assessment of claims and development of defenses, lay and expert testimony, the ever-important Board hearing process and the decisional law upon which the Board relies. He has extensive appellate experience in cases involving sports law, hearing loss, psychological stress and insurance coverage issues. Damon received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the State College of New York at Buffalo in Political Science. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School with a concentration in Regulatory Law and a specialization in Health Care Law. Damon is a member of the USLAW Network as well as the New York State Bar and Bar Association of Erie County.

Civic Activities

•Coach, Mathewson McCarthy Baseball
•Past Assistant Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America Troop 652


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013 (Workers' Compensation)
Business First's Who's Who in Law
•Eagle Scout Award


•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Honored in Legal Elite of Western New York
October 7, 2015
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013


•Presenter, Workers' Compensation Difficult Cases: Achieving Closure, SEAK, June 11, 2015
•Co-Author, “ Fighting Disability Fraud: How the Long Island Railroad Could Be a Model for All Employers, ” USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2014
•Co-Author, “Employment of Undocumented Workers by Subcontractors: Evaluating General Contractor Workers' Compensation Potential Liability, ” USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014
•Co-Author, “Construction Injury Case Changes Game for Workers' Compensation Defense, ” Progress! Under Construction, September 2013
•Presenter, New York State Public Employment Labor Relations Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 17, 2013
•Presenter, “Interplay Between Benefits, ” Advanced Workers' Compensation CLE, March 2013
•Presenter, Defense Counsel & Claimant Counsel Go Head to Head on The 'Reform', Buffalo Claims Association's 21st Annual Education Day, Niagara Falls, NY, November 2012
•Presenter, Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation, Sterling Education Services, Inc., August 2009
•Presenter, “The Rocket, Docket, Update on Reforms and Interplay Between Benefits, ” September 2009
•Presenter, “A Post Reform Workers' Compensation Update, ” New York, NY, August 2008


•NY Appellate Decision Further Limits Plaintiffs' Ability to Reduce or Extinguish Workers' Comp Carrier Liens
June 21, 2012
•Section 32 Agreements Subject to Reopening
June 2011


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Net of Section 137 Widens, Threatening Admissibility of IME Reports in New York
Damon M. Gruber,Paul J. Kilminster,Thais E. Rodriguez, August 10, 2015
Employers and carriers facing workers’ compensation claims in New York must now be extra careful with their submissions of independent medical examination (IME) information to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. As a recent communication from the board shows, the penalty for...
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Damon M. Gruber

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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