David E. Leach: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

David E. Leach

Syracuse,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Employment and Labor
  • OSHA and Worksite Safety
  • Construction
  • Professional Liability
  • Environmental
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • and Development
  • General Liability
  • Toxic Torts
Contact InfoTelephone: 315.413.5450
Fax: 315.413.5401
University State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, 1983
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Admitted1987, Massachusetts; 1991, New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Professional Affiliations
•New York State Bar Association
•Onondaga County Bar Association
•Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training

BornRome, New York, 1961

David Leach is a trial lawyer who has been practicing for over 25 years handling all types of general liability matters, including, but not limited to, automobile liability, construction site accidents, Labor Law, premises liability, property damage and security matters. He specializes in environmental litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation and insurance coverage matters.

David regularly represents construction companies on managing risk and litigation proceedings. His clients have utilized his services in matters ranging from filing construction delay claims and mechanic's liens, to handling disputes with other contractors over payment and investigations by OSHA, the United States Department of Labor and New York State Department of Labor. He has also represented employers in all types of employment-related litigation in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration on matters involving harassment, employment discrimination, civil rights claims and breach of contract.

David's environmental experience includes defending cases involving an alleged exposure to asbestos containing products and lead paint. In addition, he has worked on many cases involving the clean-up of hazardous waste at various spill sites.

He has spoken at seminars for the New York State Bar Association, Syracuse Claims Association and for various clients on an in-house basis. The subjects, on which he has lectured, include Labor Law Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6), insurance coverage and Insurance Law Section 3420, co-insurance, No-Fault claims and Regulation 68, Dram Shop liability, loss transfer and liability for intentional acts.

•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation: Business)

•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers August 11, 2014

•Co-Editor, OSHA: Legal Developments and Defense Strategies blog
•Contributor, Shale Watch: A Review of the Legal Developments Arising Out of Hydraulic Fracturing blog

•OSHA: Legal Developments and Defense Strategies
•Professional Liability Matters
•Shale Watch: Legal Developments Arising Out of Hydraulic Fracturing


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New Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Workplace Rights Now in Effect
Caroline J. Berdzik,David E. Leach, May 7, 2015
With President Obama’s Executive Order 13672 now in full effect, federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The order highlights the importance for all employers — especially those companies that...

Employers Must Prepare for Scrutiny as Federal and State Labor Departments Join Together to Fight Employee Misclassification
Caroline J. Berdzik,David E. Leach, October 17, 2014
Employers across the country continue to misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than as employees, and as we recently saw in Alexander v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., such actions can result in litigation and federal and state scrutiny.

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David E. Leach

5786 Widewaters Parkway
SyracuseNY 13214-1840


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